February 21, 2017

Sermon: Epiphany II – There’s No Place Like Home

Note from CM: I will be moving our weekly sermon from Mondays to Sunday afternoons for awhile, to create more space for other things. So we will have both a cantata post in the morning and a sermon post in the afternoon on … [Continue reading...]

Epiphany II: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture to see larger image) • • • EPIPHANY II Bach Cantata BWV 155, “My God, how long? How long?” This cantata for the second Sunday in Epiphany, like Bach's other works for this Sunday (BWV 3, 13), emphasizes … [Continue reading...]

The Internet Monk Saturday Brunch (1/14/17)

THE INTERNET MONK SATURDAY BRUNCH ”It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” Yes folks, it's … [Continue reading...]

Now in God’s Care: Dr. John Sailhamer

Note from CM: Sorry for the delay in posting today. I worked late last night. Today I found out that one of my great heroes is now in God's care. Dr. John Sailhamer, my OT prof at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, died … [Continue reading...]

Mike the Geologist: On the Grand Canyon and the Flood (9)

Previous posts in the series: On the Grand Canyon and the Flood (1) On the Grand Canyon and the Flood (2) On the Grand Canyon and the Flood (3) On the Grand Canyon and the Flood (4) On the Grand Canyon and the … [Continue reading...]

Gray Church: Another Ecclesiastical Dream

Note from CM: I was going to write a post today expressing another dream I have for the church: that in our youth-focused American culture our churches might find ways to help people in the second-half of life understand what … [Continue reading...]

What If? – A Few Dreams for Today’s Church

What if? What if churches and Christian organizations had a vision to be "countercultural" in truly meaningful ways? What if we woke up and realized that all our talk about "changing the culture" is empty because we are just … [Continue reading...]

Sermon: Epiphany I – The Season of Making Jesus Known

Sermon: Epiphany I The Season of Making Jesus Known Here is my servant, whom I uphold,     my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him;     he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry … [Continue reading...]

Epiphany I: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture to see larger image) • • • EPIPHANY I Bach Cantata BWV 154, "My Dearest Jesus Is Lost" In Bach's day, the Gospel reading for the first Sunday in Epiphany was Luke's story of the boy Jesus in the Temple. The … [Continue reading...]

The Internet Monk Saturday Brunch (1/7/17)

NEW! AND IMPROVED! FOR 2017 -- Internet Monk's Saturday Ramblings will henceforth be known as Saturday Brunch. Consider this your weekly invitation. The following article from The Smithsonian tells where this meal … [Continue reading...]