June 27, 2019

Archives for January 2019

Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science- Part 3, The Language of Biology, Chapter 7: The Genome Made Flesh By Andy Walsh

Faith Across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science Part 3, The Language of Biology, Chapter 7: The Genome Made Flesh By Andy Walsh We are blogging through the book, “Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science” by Andy Walsh.  Today is Chapter 7: The Genome Made Flesh.  Walsh begins this chapter with a description […]

Wednesday with Michael Spencer: Shopping the Whole Mall

Wednesday with Michael Spencer Shopping the Whole Mall (2007) It started innocently enough. His name was Tim, and he was a Christian at my high school. There weren’t many of us, and we made friends despite those denominational differences that were supposed to matter so much. Tim invited me to a charismatic prayer meeting at […]

The Learning, Conversing, Serving Community (2)

The Learning, Conversing, Serving Community (2) In this book, we will view the local church as a sort of learning organization, in which both learning and action lie at the heart of its identity. We will explore the practice of reading — perhaps the most important component of learning in the twenty-first century — and […]

The Bible and the Believer (3)

The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously by Mark Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, Daniel J. Harrington • • • One of my tasks this year will be to work on answering the two questions that Pete Enns raises regularly in his writings and podcasts: What is the Bible? What […]

Epiphany 4: Gathering at God’s House and Conversing with Our Host

Epiphany 4 Sermon Gathering at God’s House and Conversing with Our Host We come together for the reading and discussing of the sacred writings, as any quality of the present time gives occasion for fore-warning or for recollection. In any case, with the holy words we feed faith, we set up hope, we build trust, […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 26, 2018 — Frozen Edition

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 26, 2018 — Frozen Edition No season of the soul strips clear the face of God save cold and frozen wind upon the frozen sod. Jane Tyson Clement • • • FROZEN THINGS… The week ahead is forecast to have the coldest temperatures of the season across the U.S., […]

It’s 2019 – and I still shake my head at how the church still treats women

It’s 2019 – and I shake my head at how the church still treats women. It’s been… Ninety-nine years since [most] American women got the vote. Ninety-four years since Nellie Ross was elected Governor of Wyoming. Fifty-three years since Indira Gandhi became Prime Minister of India. Fifty years since Golda Meir became Prime Minister of […]

Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science- Part 2, The Language of Physics, Chapter 6: The Entropic Principle By Andy Walsh

Faith Across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science Part 2, The Language of Physics, Chapter 6: The Entropic Principle By Andy Walsh We are blogging through the book, “Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science” by Andy Walsh.  Today is Chapter 6: The Entropic Principle. The Entropic Principle refers to Second Law of Thermodynamics.  […]

Wednesday with Michael Spencer: My Problem with Prayer

Wednesday with Michael Spencer My Problem with Prayer Ok. I have this problem with prayer. I’m not sure it’s a problem with prayer as much as it’s a problem with prayer as it is practiced in the revivalistic tradition that dominates much of my side of evangelicalism. How can I describe that tradition? It’s a […]

The Learning, Conversing, Serving Community (1)

The Learning, Conversing, Serving Community (1) This is two years overdue. I told my friend Chris Smith back then that I would do some reflections on his book, Reading for the Common Good: How Books Help Our Churches and Neighborhoods Flourish, and in my usual disorganized way, I have completely neglected to follow up on […]