January 17, 2017

Saturday Ramblings: November 19, 2016

RAMBLER OF THE WEEK Our Rambler of the Week award goes to Congressman John Lewis, who was awarded the National Book Award, honoring his graphic novel for young people, called March: Book Three. the final installment in his … [Continue reading...]

Fridays with Michael Spencer: Nov. 18, 2016

Note from CM: An iMonk classic, and one of Michael's very best and most personal pieces. • • • The Boat In The Backyard A father’s depression and a boy who finally understands by Michael Spencer Why are you cast down, O my … [Continue reading...]

Mike the Geologist: On the Grand Canyon and the Flood (3)

Previous posts in the series: On the Grand Canyon and the Flood (1) On the Grand Canyon and the Flood (2) • • • The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth: Can Noah's Flood Explain the Grand Canyon? By Gregg … [Continue reading...]

Clinical Depression vs. the Rich Tapestry of Human Experience

Yesterday's comments prompted me to do some thinking, especially about one of the questions -- "Does depression ever have a useful purpose?" My first inclination is to say, "No," at least when we are speaking of clinical … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Depression, the Bible, and the Perils of Being Too Spiritual

Originally posted in 2011. The other day I was reading a blog that will remain unnamed. I’m not interested in interacting personally with the author or “answering” his post. I simply want to use his take on a particular subject … [Continue reading...]

Sermon: Things may get tough, but it’s not the end of the world

SERMON: Things may get tough, but it's not the end of the world Prayer of the Day O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without you nothing is strong, nothing is holy. Embrace us with your mercy, that with you as our … [Continue reading...]

Pic & Passage of the Week: November 13, 2016

(Click on picture for larger image) • • • Hence contemplation is a sudden gift of awareness, an awakening to the Real within all that is real. A vivid awareness of infinite Being at the roots of our own limited being. An … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings: November 12, 2016

RAMBLER OF THE WEEK The person we acknowledge as our Rambler today has been one of our generation's wilderness poets. This week Leonard Cohen died at age 82. Here is an excerpt from Larry Rohter's remembrance in the New York … [Continue reading...]

I won’t talk about the election, but I will say this

My main point: I think we should stop saying “It’s OK. God is on the throne.” • Ryan Patrick McLaughlin • • • I have determined not to make the election a topic of conversation with anyone, at least at this point. As for me, it … [Continue reading...]

Mike the Geologist: On the Grand Canyon and the Flood (2)

Note from CM: We welcome back Michael McCann, aka Mike the Geologist, to do a series blogging through a book about the Grand Canyon, one of earth's great natural wonders. Young earth creationists have tried to explain this … [Continue reading...]