How Do You Want Your Children to View the Bible?

How Do You Want Your Children to View the Bible? In this BioLogos Forum discussion , “Gabe” raises the question about how to reconcile a biblical worldview with science.  He is struggling with verses like: Acts 17:26 NIV From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and heContinue reading “How Do You Want Your Children to View the Bible?”

Scott Cairns: Early Frost

Early Frost By Scott Cairns This morning the world’s white face reminds us that life intends to become serious again. And the same loud birds that all summer long annoyed us with their high attitudes and chatter silently line the gibbet of the fence a little stunned, chastened enough. They look as if they’re waitingContinue reading “Scott Cairns: Early Frost”

Not Logic but Love

Two hours into the conversation, the real question emerged: “but what about the suffering of the innocent children”? My friend and I were basking in the sunlight streaming into our favorite coffee shop, and he had been relating his recent spiritual journey. The atheism he had embraced some 8 years earlier was wearing thin. HeContinue reading “Not Logic but Love”

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: November 28, 2020

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: November 28, 2020 I don’t know about you, but I am missing traveling these days. We stayed put this Thanksgiving and had a quiet meal, just the two of us, at home. For many reasons, we felt this was the safe and wise choice. Apparently however, enough people decided itContinue reading “The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: November 28, 2020”

Gospelish – By C J Fitz – An Internet Monk Review

The past couple of weeks I have been hanging out musically at the intersection of country and folk. It is not a place I have been known to frequent, but the artistry of C J Fritz is persuading me that this might be a part of town that I want to visit more often. SoContinue reading “Gospelish – By C J Fitz – An Internet Monk Review”

thanksgiving in a year of covid

In Tove Jansson’s Moominland Midwinter, Moomintroll accidentally wakes from hibernation too early. Accustomed to sleeping through winter, he is shocked to find the world shrouded in snow, his garden entirely unfamiliar. “All the world has died while I slept,” he thinks. “It isn’t made for Moomins.” Feeling terribly lonely, he goes to the bedroom andContinue reading “thanksgiving in a year of covid”

IM Book Review: Reflections of Immanuel, by Scott Lencke

IM Book Review: Reflections of Immanuel, by Scott Lencke “Getting ready for Christmas” is commonly experienced as an uptick in the speed and frenzy of life. We rush, scurry, and get caught up in the “mall religion” around us. With grace and insight, Scott Lencke offers us a well-trodden but forgotten alternative path — theContinue reading “IM Book Review: Reflections of Immanuel, by Scott Lencke”