August 17, 2018

Another Look: Mark

Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him? • James 2:5, NRSV • • • We stood and sat on a … [Continue reading...]

Mondays with Michael Spencer: The Boat in the Backyard

From CM: This is one story I always think about around Father’s Day, and one of Michael's most personal and very best posts. • • • When I was twelve years old, my father bought a small aluminum boat, just enough for two people … [Continue reading...]

Sundays in Pentecost: Open to the Spirit (5)

Sundays in Pentecost: Open to the Spirit (5) We are taking the Pentecost season to post a Sunday series of excerpts and reflections from Scot McKnight’s new book, Open to the Spirit: God in Us, God with Us, God Transforming … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: June 16, 2018. Dear Old Dad Edition

    Father's Song Gregory Orr Yesterday, against admonishment, my daughter balanced on the couch back, fell and cut her mouth. Because I saw it happen I knew she was not hurt, and yet a child’s blood … [Continue reading...]

Why I am an Ally – Part 4

A Look at Leviticus 18 and Act 15. In the last three posts we introduced some of the people I have met in my life journey, discussed Romans 1 & 2, and looked at the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. Today we want to take a … [Continue reading...]

The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate by Tremper Longman III and John H. Walton, Part 4- Proposition 15

The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate by Tremper Longman III and John H. Walton Proposition 15 We are blogging through the book: The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the … [Continue reading...]

Your Top Three Hymns?

We're going to riff off of Jonathan Aigner today. Over the weekend he noted a post by Chuck McKnight over at Hippie Heretic: "Top 25 Hymns of Progressive Christians." Then, Jonathan asked his readers, from a more diverse … [Continue reading...]

Dan Jepsen: The Restless, Raging Fury that They Call the Love of God

Note from CM: We're focusing on music this week, and today we turn it over to Pastor Dan to remind us of one of the freshest and most honest voices that ever participated in the contemporary Christian music movement. • • • The … [Continue reading...]

“A Kiss Full of Color” — Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour

Kacey Musgraves -- Golden Hour An Album Review Kacey Musgraves’s new album, gorgeous, brilliant, and shimmering, with all the right hooks and atmosphere, may be the best 70s-80s country/pop/folk album I've heard since, well, … [Continue reading...]

Sundays in Pentecost: Open to the Spirit (4)

Sundays in Pentecost: Open to the Spirit (4) We are taking the Pentecost season to post a Sunday series of excerpts and reflections from Scot McKnight’s new book, Open to the Spirit: God in Us, God with Us, God Transforming … [Continue reading...]