August 12, 2020

David Bentley Hart: 4 Meditations on Apokatastasis (1) — Introduction

David Bentley Hart: 4 Meditations on Apokatastasis 1: Introduction David Bentley Hart's book, That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation, sets forth a powerful, passionate argument against the traditional … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 1, 2020

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 1, 2020 • • • Picture of the week... Rest in peace until you rise to see justice and shalom reign, John Lewis. • Quotes from the week... “And someday, when we do finish that long … [Continue reading...]

“The ill health of religion in the world is attributable to its dearth of creativity.”

Incarnation For every lofty idea You need a lowly idea. For every hope and aspiration You need a circumstance and situation. For every spirit that rises You need a spirit made flesh. ...At the beginning of God in Search … [Continue reading...]

How the geometry of ancient habitats may have influenced human brain evolution

How the geometry of ancient habitats may have influenced human brain evolution Here is an article in Ars Technica where the author postulates that landscapes that are not too dense and not too sparse comprise a “Goldilocks … [Continue reading...]

Klasie Kraalogies: Love and Marriage – was Frank Sinatra wrong after all?

Love and Marriage – was Frank Sinatra wrong after all? By Klasie Kraalogies A little while ago I was asked a question by Mule, in the context of discussing Matthew Paul Turner’s divorce – and let me quote: I am open to … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: My Own Desert Places

Another Look: My Own Desert Places They cannot scare me with their empty places Between stars — on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places. • Robert Frost, … [Continue reading...]

What a strange strange week!

What a strange, strange week I've had. I must say I am feeling a little discombobulated. Let me start with end of the week and work my way backwards. I think you will find a few engaging tidbits, so be sure to read to the … [Continue reading...]

Losing Is Winning

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 25, 2020 — Satire Edition

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 25, 2020 Satire Edition • • • FIRST...you didn't think we'd forget the BEST news of the week, did you? BASEBALL IS BACK!!! With a commitment to promoting social justice for black … [Continue reading...]

Don’t rush through where Christians fear to tread

Someone I greatly respect recently posted the following on Facebook. It's a short word about lament. I've been saying we live in circumstances appropriate for the practice of lament prayer, so I was glad someone is writing about … [Continue reading...]