Adam: Israel’s first king

Adam is the prototypical king who is called to conquer the Promised Land. • Seth D. Postell • • • Awhile back we did a post called “Fundamental Mistakes in Reading Genesis 1-2.” One of the points of that piece was that, when reading the creation story, people miss clues that show all was not right withContinue reading “Adam: Israel’s first king”

Blogging through The Lost World of Adam and Eve (5)

Blogging through “The Lost World of Adam and Eve” • Excursus by N.T. Wright We have been blogging through John Walton’s book The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate. Here are the previous posts in the series: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Today, I’d like to focusContinue reading “Blogging through The Lost World of Adam and Eve (5)”

Adam Palmer: Embracing and Excluding

Our churches have a people problem. I’m as guilty as anyone, I guess. I would consider myself a “progressive” person, fairly open-handed in my theology, craving diversity when I gather with the church on Sunday morning. I want these things, sure. If they were to show up on the doorstep of our church’s gathering place,Continue reading “Adam Palmer: Embracing and Excluding”

Adam McHugh, Official IM Wine Theologian: Blood from a Stone

Note from CM: Internet Monk now has something no other blog has, to my knowledge: our own official Wine Theologian. That’s right, we have given this title to our friend Adam McHugh, who will write regularly on the subject for us (word has it he may branch out to cover beer for us as well,Continue reading “Adam McHugh, Official IM Wine Theologian: Blood from a Stone”

Adam McHugh: And God Gave Wine

The Psalms tell us that the Lord gives wine to gladden the human heart. That is one scripture I have absolutely no problem obeying. All kinds of gladdening happen every time I open a bottle of wine. The image of clusters of ripe grapes that will be crushed, fermented, bottled, and poured into glasses makesContinue reading “Adam McHugh: And God Gave Wine”

Adam McHugh – IM Book Thoughts: Jesus Feminist

Dropping the Mic: Reflections on Jesus Feminist by Adam McHugh We are shaped by the voices we choose to listen to. I know that everyone is seeking to “find their voice” these days, that unique contribution and perspective each person brings to the world, but sometimes we neglect the communal aspect of the discovery. WeContinue reading “Adam McHugh – IM Book Thoughts: Jesus Feminist”

IM Book Thoughts: Jesus Feminist

Dropping the Mic: Reflections on Jesus Feminist by Adam McHugh We are shaped by the voices we choose to listen to. I know that everyone is seeking to “find their voice” these days, that unique contribution and perspective each person brings to the world, but sometimes we neglect the communal aspect of the discovery. WeContinue reading “IM Book Thoughts: Jesus Feminist”

Lee Adams: Advent Hope

Note from CM: Thanks to IM friend Lee Adams, for today’s moving meditation on Advent. He blogs at Homilies, Prayers, and Bread for the Journey. * * * I stood and watched him sleeping in his grandmother’s bed. “His name is Ezekiel”, she said. “He blind.”  He seemed normal enough.  Small for his age, maybe, but any threeContinue reading “Lee Adams: Advent Hope”

Adam McHugh: Thank You and Goodnight – My Farewell to Hospice

Note from CM: What a privilege to have Adam McHugh writing monthly for us here at IM. When I first read today’s article, I told Adam that I would be filing it away for the day when I too take the step he describes here. I’m not sure anyone could say it any better. *Continue reading “Adam McHugh: Thank You and Goodnight – My Farewell to Hospice”

Adam McHugh on the Aftermath of Ministry

Note from CM: A couple of years ago, I called Adam McHugh my “doppelganger.” Reading his stuff and corresponding with him, I felt a true kindred spirit. Recently, I discovered that he’s had some significant changes in his life, once more going through experiences to which I can easily relate. I encourage you to goContinue reading “Adam McHugh on the Aftermath of Ministry”