November 19, 2017

Evolution: Scripture and Nature say Yes!  Chapter 1- Trapped in Either/Or Thinking

Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes Chapter 1- Trapped in Either/Or Thinking By Denis O. Lamoureux We are going to blog through the new book by frequent Biologos contributor Denis Lamoureux entitled, Evolution: … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: The One and Only

By Michael Spencer -- October 2006 For evangelical people, our authority is the God who has spoken supremely in Jesus Christ. And that is equally true of redemption or salvation. God has acted in and through Jesus Christ for the … [Continue reading...]

Gethsemani Impressions 2017

Gethsemani Impressions 2017 Here are some pictures from my recent weekend at the Abbey of Gethsemani. I did some experimenting with the art filters on my Olympus Pen-F, and ended up with this collection of images that evoke … [Continue reading...]

Reformation 500: Ten Things I Love about Luther

Reformation 500 Ten Things I Love about Luther Ultimately, there was one thing that first got my attention about the Lutheran way and began drawing me toward it — I fell in love with Martin Luther. Of all my spiritual … [Continue reading...]

17th Sunday after Trinity: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) Another wonderful cantata of praise is on today's menu: BWV 148 - "Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens" (Bring to the Lord the honor due His name). Bring to the Lord the honor due His … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Brunch, October 7, 2017

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch? I'm one of those weirdos who likes all the seasons, but October in the Midwest is special. Not only because of the transcendent scenery, but the traditions: … [Continue reading...]

Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians — Friends in the Gospel (16)

Ordinary Time Bible Study Philippians: Friends in the Gospel Study Sixteen: Friends Helping Friends • • • Philippians 4:2-9, JB Phillips NT Euodius and Syntyche I beg you by name to make up your differences as Christians … [Continue reading...]

Bones of Contention

Bones of Contention Paleontologist Mary Schweitzer made worldwide headlines in 2005 for announcing that she had discovered soft tissue preserved in 68-million-year-old bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex.  Immediate reaction from the … [Continue reading...]

Reformation 500: How the Lutheran Tradition Answers Many Post-Evangelical Concerns (3)

Note from CM: It is October 2017, and many of our posts this month will be about the Reformation. This year marks 500 years since Luther’s 95 Theses, and we will do our best to look at the subsequent world-changing events and … [Continue reading...]

Reformation 500: How the Lutheran Tradition Answers Many Post-Evangelical Concerns (2)

Note from CM: It is October 2017, and many of our posts this month will be about the Reformation. This year marks 500 years since Luther’s 95 Theses, and we will do our best to look at the subsequent world-changing events and … [Continue reading...]