December 15, 2019

Daniel Jepsen on “Promethean Faith”

Promethean Faith by Daniel Jepsen * * * I saw the SF movie Prometheus last week.  I won’t review it or summarize it here except to note that it featured a creature far rarer than aliens in Hollywood’s universe: a practicing Christian.  She is even portrayed in a positive light, and is, in fact, something […]

Blessed Are the Aging

As a hospice chaplain, I work with a lot of older people. Lord willing, I will one day become “elderly” myself, as will most of us. Growing older, of course, has its own unique challenges, as does every season of life. If we face those challenges with God’s grace, we will be able to see […]

Tom Wright Sings Genesis

Several people have called my attention to this great video of N.T. Wright singing a song about Genesis to the tune of the Beatles’ “Yesterday.” Nice job, Tom. But I gotta get me one of those “double helix” guitars!  

When Christians Won the Culture War

I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died, and the very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me. (Romans 7:9-10, NRSV) • • • There was a time in the United States when Christians got deeply involved in the political process over […]

Come, People of the Risen King

By Chaplain Mike A song calling the church to come as one to praise Christ, by one of our best contemporary hymn-writers, Stuart Townend, and performed in concert by Keith and Kristyn Getty.

John Stott on Feeling Alive

By Chaplain Mike “It is in these things, then, that our distinctive humanness lies, in our God-given capacities to think, to choose, to create, to love and to worship.” • John Stott, The Contemporary Christian, p. 39 Here is a prime example of the gentle, eloquent wisdom of Dr. John Stott. When asked, “When do […]

IM Film Review: Humans 1, Angels 0

By Chaplain Mike My first comment to my wife after watching “The Adjustment Bureau” was, “I don’t think John Piper would like it.” Turns out divine sovereignty is more malleable than we thought. However, on the other hand, free will isn’t all it’s cracked up to be either. There are doors all around us through […]

Real Football

By Chaplain Mike Don’t want to leave out our international readers with all this talk of football. Of course, in most parts of the world, what we play is called “American” football, to distinguish it from real football, known here in the U.S. as “soccer.” Genuine football’s long and glorious history was well-represented in this […]

More Favorite Christmas Movies

By Chaplain Mike Jeff, as usual, presented a good, well-defended list of Christmas movies yesterday. One of these days he’s going to make me do a “list” post first so that he can have the last word. Until then . . . Movies on Jeff’s List with which I agree completely . . . A […]

Favorite Christmas Movies

My kids wonder at times why I bother to have a color TV. “Dad, all you want to watch are black and white movies.” That is fairly accurate. And their point is what? At Christmas, I somehow find more time to sit and watch a whole movie. And I do enjoy the old ones, I […]