May 3, 2016

“How do you say ‘no’ to God?”

When you’re a poor kid from a poor family, and when a priest pays attention to you, it’s a big deal. How do you say no to God? • Phil Saviano in Spotlight If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse … [Continue reading...]

Lisa Dye: The Blind Leading the Blind – Jack Update

The Blind Leading the Blind: Jack Update By Lisa Dye “Dogs and cats should always be brought up together,” said someone, “it broadens their minds so.” • C.S. Lewis, The Business of Heaven I found this Lewis quote in The … [Continue reading...]

There is a way through…

Here's another picture from the Kentucky hills for our Lenten contemplation. Click on it for a larger image. This shot was captured by our friend Alan Creech. Alan took this in Lee County, KY, just barely on the other side of … [Continue reading...]

Civil Religion Series: The Nations as “Babylon”

But the Bible is a profoundly political book in this fundamental sense: It describes a struggle between two kingdoms, the kingdom of God on the one hand and the nations on the other. • Richard Hughes • • • Civil Religion, … [Continue reading...]

Mondays with Michael Spencer: February 29, 2016

On Mondays we've been looking at several things that Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk, wrote on the subject of preaching. Today, here is an excerpt from a post in which Michael describes an experience that confirmed what he … [Continue reading...]

Lent III: Richard Rohr on Merton and a Life of Contradictions

Lent III Richard Rohr on Merton and a Life of Contradictions On Sundays in Lent this year I’m sharing some things I’ve been learning from Richard Rohr. Lent (Spring) is such a time of contradictions! Yesterday we were in … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings: February 27, 2016

February has been a traditional month for auto shows and car shopping. Wouldn't it be great if you could walk into a showroom today and buy one of these beauties? We'll have to settle for rambling 'round the internet today, but … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Chris

The chaplain stood in front of Chris’s casket and nodded as mourners filed by. Glancing around, he saw a flower arrangement behind him with an interesting note on it: “From your friends at Green Lake Campground.” It was striking … [Continue reading...]

The Cruelest of Teachings

Kate Bowler is an assistant professor of the history of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School. She has written an informative book which has put a lot in perspective for me about the origins and development of the … [Continue reading...]

Charles H. Featherstone: Lent – By Grace Alone

Note from CM: I preached on Abraham from Genesis 15 last Sunday. I love what Charles says about the patriarch here, and wish I had said it half as well as he does. • • • What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our … [Continue reading...]