January 19, 2018

The IM Saturday Brunch: Nov 18, 2017 — Thanksgiving 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.” • • • THANKSGIVING 2017 … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: The overwhelming giftedness and goodness of life

It doesn’t get any more basic than this. Here is foundational perspective for life, from a master wonderer and wordsmith. We wake up each morning to a world we did not make. How did it get here? How did we get here? We open … [Continue reading...]

Evolution: Scripture and Nature say Yes!  Chapter 6- Moving Beyond the Evolution vs. Creation Debate

Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes! Chapter 6- Moving Beyond the Evolution vs. Creation Debate By Denis O. Lamoureux In this chapter Denis asserts that there are at least five basic positions on the origin of the … [Continue reading...]

My Evangelical Hangover: Praying for Stuff

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. • Philippians 4:6 (NLT) • • • My Evangelical Hangover Praying for Stuff Hi. I'm Mike and for a long time I lived and served in the world of evangelicalism. Now I … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: The Great Divide

To the bath and the table, To the prayers and the word, I call every seeking soul. • Inscribed on a church bell in Wisconsin * * * I did a couple of talks at my church recently, discussing my transition from evangelicalism to … [Continue reading...]

An Invitation to Communion

Recently, I reworked the text we put in our church bulletin each Sunday inviting people to the Lord's Table. As I have said in our discussions here before, I think that "open" communion is the approach that is most compatible with … [Continue reading...]

Trinity 22: Cantata & Sermon of the Week

(Click picture for larger image) • • • For Trinity 22 Today we hear from one of Bach's "chamber cantatas," BWV 89 -- "Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim?" (How shall I give you up, Ephraim?). These required only about a … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Brunch: November 11, 2017

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.” Oh, we've had a … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Group Seeks Genesis Ban

A Christian group, concerned about moral breakdown in American society, is pushing for a ban on the book of Genesis. A spokesperson for “People Involved in Saving, Securing, and Defending the Old-Fashioned Family” (PISSDOFF), … [Continue reading...]

Evolution: Scripture and Nature say Yes!  Chapter 5- Ancient Science and the Book of God’s Words

Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes! Chapter 5- Ancient Science and the Book of God’s Words By Denis O. Lamoureux Like Denis, when other Evangelicals find out I am an evolutionist and a Christian they immediately want to … [Continue reading...]