September 23, 2017

The Use of the Bible in Pastoral Care (2)

The Use of the Bible in Pastoral Care Part Two: A World Between Sundays In part one, I said that my first congregational ministry experience changed something inside me and made me more open to the work of pastoral … [Continue reading...]

The Use of the Bible in Pastoral Care (1)

The Use of the Bible in Pastoral Care Part One: The Birth of a Pastor I have been serving as a hospice chaplain for almost thirteen years now, so my daily work involves visiting those who are in the final season of life, along … [Continue reading...]

9th Sunday after Trinity: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) • • • "Bach Cantata BWV 105 is one of his gigantic masterpieces" (Craig Smith). It is also a work that vividly describes the experience of Anfechtungen that was so much a part of Martin … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Brunch: August 12, 2017 — Special Nuclear Annihilation Edition

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.” SPECIAL NUCLEAR … [Continue reading...]

Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians – Friends in the Gospel (8)

Ordinary Time Bible Study Philippians: Friends in the Gospel Study Eight Note: When passages are quoted at the beginning of new sections, I will be using The Message translation because of its conversational, friendly tone. … [Continue reading...]

Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science.  A review of the book by Mike “Science Mike” McHargue.  Part 6- Epilogue.

Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science • Part 6, Epilogue • • • I just want to share some random thoughts about the book and about Mike’s journey to wrap up this book review.  As a … [Continue reading...]

Scott Lencke: The Problem with Being “Gospel-Centered”

Note from CM: Thanks to Scott Lencke for today's post. Scott blogs at The Prodigal Thought. • • • The Problem with Being "Gospel-Centered" By Scott Lencke Over the past decade or so, many churches in America have been … [Continue reading...]

Musings on Moral Theology (4)

Note from CM: This is our final meditation on Jonathan Haidt's book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. Soon, we will take a look at Richard Beck's book, Unclean: Meditations on Purity, … [Continue reading...]

A Conversation with Jonathan Haidt and Tim Keller

Note from CM: I realize that this is a long presentation, but believe me, it is worth your while. Perhaps you can break it down into segments and watch them throughout the week. I would be happy to receive comments today, Tuesday, … [Continue reading...]

8th Sunday after Trinity: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) • • • Today, we hear Bach's inspiring setting of one of the greatest texts in the Hebrew Bible, the opening chorus from Cantata BWV 45, "Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist" It has … [Continue reading...]