Wednesday with Michael Spencer: A Theology of Everything

Wednesday with Michael Spencer A Theology of Everything (2004) This is a story that happened where I work, so I need to tell you some things before we can go on. Our school has thirty minutes of chapel scheduled into every school day. It’s been like that for one hundred and six years, and nothingContinue reading “Wednesday with Michael Spencer: A Theology of Everything”

Memorial Day with Michael Spencer

For Memorial Day 2019: The Glory of the Nations – How Common Grace Redeems Nationalism by Michael Spencer My friend Mark is a soldier. A Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. He just returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, where he, in his own words, was “proud to be a Marine atContinue reading “Memorial Day with Michael Spencer”

A Better Kingdom Vision

A Bigger Kingdom Vision At The Gospel Coalition, Jeremy Treat has written an article called, “The Kingdom of God in 8 Words.” It begins like this: The number-one thing Jesus talked about is the kingdom of God. It’s everywhere in the Gospels and impossible to miss. But if the theme of the kingdom is soContinue reading “A Better Kingdom Vision”

Fridays with Damaris: My Vegetable Love

My Vegetable Love By Damaris Zehner Although I’m sometimes reluctant to go out and work in the garden – I don’t want to get dirty, it’s hot and humid, there’s an overwhelming amount to do – I am always astonishingly happy when I do.  I begin by pulling weeds or hoeing with mechanical efficiency; soonContinue reading “Fridays with Damaris: My Vegetable Love”

Another Look: Why I now love weddings

Note from CM: I’m officiating a wedding this week, one of several I’ve been asked to conduct this year. Thinking about the privilege of participating in these joyous occasions brought this post to mind. • • • I used to not like weddings very much. They seemed like a lot of trouble, and people tendedContinue reading “Another Look: Why I now love weddings”

Randy Thompson: The Spirituality of Taking a Vacation

Note from CM: Randy and Jill Thompson know that people need to take breaks from the pressures of their normal lives, get a change of scenery, and find refreshment from time to time. That’s why they started Forest Haven, a Christian organization whose purpose is to provide a rural, quiet place of healing hospitality and spiritual refreshment for ChristianContinue reading “Randy Thompson: The Spirituality of Taking a Vacation”

Another Look: Redefining Greatness

Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be firstContinue reading “Another Look: Redefining Greatness”

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 Business of Heaven, a collection of excerpts from several of his books. He further explained that affectionContinue reading “Lisa Dye: The Blind Leading the Blind – Jack Update”