IM Recommended Viewing: Hamilton

IM Recommended Viewing: Hamilton Legacy. What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see I wrote some notes at the beginning of a song someone will sing for me America, you great unfinished symphony, you sent for me You let me make a difference A place where even orphanContinue reading “IM Recommended Viewing: Hamilton”

Privilege, silence, shalom, and a generational moment

Our Declaration of Independence declares that all people are created equal. It proceeds to clarify what “equality” means: we are all endowed with certain natural rights by our Creator. But, though we may all have those rights, not all people start life or live it on an equal footing with others. And thus we speakContinue reading “Privilege, silence, shalom, and a generational moment”

Pete Enns: The Bible Demands that We Be Unbiblical

The Bible Demands that We Be Unbiblical by Pete Enns Speaking of evolution and Christian faith . . . A crucial question to ask ourselves is: what have we the right to expect from the biblical origins texts? I call it “genre calibration” in The Evolution of Adam. “Outside” information can “calibrate” the expectations weContinue reading “Pete Enns: The Bible Demands that We Be Unbiblical”

Lisa Gungor: I Found Unbelief through Pastoring A Megachurch

Lisa Gungor’s new book is called The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen: Opening Your Eyes to Wonder. It is the story of her transformation from serving in a megachurch and singing in a Dove Award-winning Christian band to a painful and wondrous journey in the post-evangelical wilderness. You can read more of the details overContinue reading “Lisa Gungor: I Found Unbelief through Pastoring A Megachurch”

Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians – Friends in the Gospel (14)

I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past andContinue reading “Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians – Friends in the Gospel (14)”

A Conversation with Jonathan Haidt and Tim Keller

Note from CM: I realize that this is a long presentation, but believe me, it is worth your while. Perhaps you can break it down into segments and watch them throughout the week. I would be happy to receive comments today, Tuesday, or Wednesday on this video. Here is a prime example of civil conversationContinue reading “A Conversation with Jonathan Haidt and Tim Keller”

Fridays with Michael Spencer: March 10, 2017 — On “The Shack”

Note from CM: Boy oh boy, did Michael Spencer ever get in trouble with the Reformed blogosphere back in 2008 when he recommended The Shack, the novel by William P. Young. Well, last week it was released as a movie, and the doctrinaire sorts are having anxiety attacks once more. Tim Challies (who opined about its heresiesContinue reading “Fridays with Michael Spencer: March 10, 2017 — On “The Shack””

Another Look: It’s a Wonderful Gospel

What do you need when you have spent your whole life giving to others, sacrificing your dreams to do the responsible thing, being the person others count on when the chips are down; when you are tired of being “that guy” that everyone looks to but no one appreciates? What do you need when youContinue reading “Another Look: It’s a Wonderful Gospel”

“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 one. • Mitchell Garabedian in Spotlight • • • Fourteen yearsContinue reading ““How do you say ‘no’ to God?””

Let’s Discuss: Mulder and Scully get theological

Mulder and Scully get theological I’m fighting a bad cold as I write this, and find that my mind is not in a state conducive to writing. As I lay on the sofa tonight, blowing my nose and drinking my tea, The X-Files Reopened gave me something to ponder. At the end of episode 5, “Babylon,” inContinue reading “Let’s Discuss: Mulder and Scully get theological”