August 12, 2020

Thoughts on COVID-19 data and where we might be headed

Welcome to another stream of consciousness edition.  I have been doing a lot of thinking this week about the COVID-19 data that I have seen to this point, what it means, and what the future might bring. For those not familiar with who I am, I make a living doing data analysis, and am especially […]

More Quotes that Have My Attention Recently

Some recent quotes that got my attention… Over the last few years I have to say that I have become less than convinced that the Bible intends, anywhere, to portray the origin of sin. We don’t know why, for example, the snake is in the garden trying to corrupt Eve and thus Adam also. Rebellion […]

Quotes that have my attention recently

Quotes that have my attention recently His attitude was that Christian is the greatest of all nouns—and the lamest of all adjectives. • Gregory Alan Thornbury • • • “Everything we tried is not working,” said Michael Emerson, the author of “Divided by Faith,” a seminal work on race relations within the evangelical church. “The […]

The IM Saturday Brunch: July 8, 2017 — Random Thoughts Edition

THE INTERNET MONK SATURDAY BRUNCH ”It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” This is a random thoughts edition of our Saturday Brunch. I will simply be passing on some of the curious things […]

Random Thoughts: Monday in the American Circus

The “evangelical circus” that Michael Spencer wrote about is but one facet of the “American circus.” I don’t think any of these individual stories is worth an entire post, but together, they shine a light on some of the silliness that is shining forth here in the good ol’ USA and among Americans who profess […]

Random thoughts on a Monday as I fly to Phoenix

There will be no posts on same-sex marriage this week. Don’t you think we all need a break from talking about it? By the way, I know what’s going to happen now. You’re going to talk about it. But I really wish you wouldn’t. If I were king, whenever something like this happened, I would […]

Thoughts on Hitchhiking

We rented a cottage this week, and for the first time in quite a while were able to get our whole family together for a holiday. We have no Wifi and as a result monitoring of comments will be spotty, so play nice! We have been staying at Sauble Beach, a beautiful sandy beach, seven […]

Random Thoughts: Past, Present, and Future

First today, let’s take a look back. It used to be thought that today’s date, March 20, marked the onset of the “Black Death” in medieval Europe. In 1348, King Philip VI of France commanded medical faculty at the University of Paris to determine the cause of the plague moving rapidly toward the city. This was […]

Random Thoughts from the September Grass

Ssssss… Several years ago, our congregation used to take summer mission trips down to the hills of eastern Kentucky, near where our pastor grew up. We worked with a mission, helping with their facilities and doing VBS for them. One of our pastor’s relatives lived near the mission, and he had one of the more […]

Random Thoughts on the 1st Monday of a New Season

New Season It is a new season in my life today. Yesterday I began an internship of leading worship, preaching, and providing pastoral care in my home church. Our pastor and his family left for Spain on his sabbatical last week. I spent my first day in the office last Friday. I preached on the […]