April 22, 2019

Is There Purpose in Biology?  The Cost of Existence and the God of Love. By Denis Alexander, Chapter 1: The Historical Roots of Purpose in Biology

Is There Purpose in Biology?  The Cost of Existence and the God of Love. By Denis Alexander, Chapter 1: The Historical Roots of Purpose in Biology We are reviewing the book: Is There Purpose in Biology?  The Cost of Existence … [Continue reading...]

Funeral Sermon: A Day Like Holy Saturday

Funeral Sermon: A Day Like Holy Saturday Preached on the Occasion of a Young Adult's Suicide The worst isn't the last thing about the world. It's the next to the last thing. The last thing is the best. It's the power from on … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: A Breviary on Grief and Mourning

Note from CM: It is a week of mourning around here. This is another piece from last year, re-posted today to remind us of some of the basics about what loss does to us and where we go from here. • • • A Breviary on Grief and … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Live into the “What” not the “Why”

Note from CM: I wrote this a year ago. I need it this week. Maybe it will help you too. • • • When someone is drowning, the only thing worse than failing to throw them a life preserver is handing them a reason. • Kate Bowler • … [Continue reading...]

lent 5 — life and death and food and wine…

Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. • John … [Continue reading...]

And this is Lent…

And this is Lent… Thursday started off well. I visited a woman 101 years old. Despite her age and sleepiness at the time of my visit, she was able to flash a twinkling eye and a sweet smile as we conversed. It slid pretty … [Continue reading...]

My Journey with Michael Spencer

My heart is heavy today. I found out yesterday morning that a young family friend took her own life. It was a shocking reminder to me to "be kind" to the people I meet. I encourage that of all of you as well. You do not know … [Continue reading...]

21 Grams

21 Grams How much does the human soul weigh?  Sounds like a ridiculous question.   But according to a “scientific” study published in 1907 by Duncan MacDougall, a physician from Haverhill, Massachusetts, the answer was 21 … [Continue reading...]

Wednesday with Michael Spencer: Michael’s Final Post

Wednesday with Michael Spencer Michael's Final Post (2/10/10) Friday will mark nine years since we said "'til we meet again" to our friend and mentor Michael Spencer. Here is the final post he was able to write before he … [Continue reading...]

What the Bible Actually Teaches (5) — Open Mic Edition

What the Bible Actually Teaches (5) Open Mic Edition Let's do something a little different today. One of the main points of Pete Enns's book is about how the Bible depicts God.  in various ways according to the … [Continue reading...]