April 7, 2020

Lent with Mary Chapin Carpenter (4)

Lent with Mary Chapin Carpenter (4) Each year, on Ash Wednesday and during Lent, I focus attention on a singer-songwriter or album from the popular culture of my lifetime in which I find echoes of the Lenten journey. This … [Continue reading...]

Tuesday with Michael Spencer: Looking for an Exit

Tuesday with Michael Spencer Looking for an Exit (2009) At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him. Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, "Are you also going to leave?" Simon Peter replied, "Lord, to … [Continue reading...]

Greatest Songs of My Lifetime: Ecclesiastes in Song

Greatest Songs of My Lifetime: Ecclesiastes in Song Some of the best songs in my lifetime contain lyrics that seem impossibly wise before their time. I think of Jackson Browne writing "These Days" at age 16. How can such … [Continue reading...]

What we’re doing in worship today (1)

What we did in worship today Our small congregation decided to meet this morning for worship. However, I adjusted the contents of the service to reflect the Covid-19 pandemic. I preached on Martin Luther's counsel to the … [Continue reading...]

Lenten Brunch Lite 3: March 14, 2020 – Special Pandemic Edition

Lenten Brunch Lite 3: March 14, 2020 Special Pandemic Edition During the Lenten season, we will offer a “lite” version of our Saturday Brunch. Each week, I will set forth one question (or set of questions) related to keeping … [Continue reading...]

A COVID-19 update: Why schools are being closed, and large events cancelled

A lot has changed in the five weeks since I first wrote about the Corona Virus. With all the uncertainty swirling, and things rapidly changing I thought I would offer an update. One that at least offers a ray of hope. Most of … [Continue reading...]

A Theory of Everything (That Matters): A Brief Guide to Einstein, Relativity, and His Surprising Thoughts on God by Alister McGrath- Part 7, Chapter 5- Einstein and the Bigger Picture: Weaving Things Together

A Theory of Everything (That Matters): A Brief Guide to Einstein, Relativity, and His Surprising Thoughts on God by Alister McGrath- Part 7, Chapter 5- Einstein and the Bigger Picture: Weaving Things Together We are reviewing … [Continue reading...]

Lent with Mary Chapin Carpenter (3)

Lent with Mary Chapin Carpenter (3) Each year, on Ash Wednesday and during Lent, I focus attention on a singer-songwriter or album from the popular culture of my lifetime in which I find echoes of the Lenten journey. This … [Continue reading...]

“A bit of goodness tucked out of sight”

One year I watched an orb weaver spider at uncommonly close range. She had set up housekeeping by stringing her web from our basketball backboard to the corner of the house. Just above the eave on that corner is a floodlight … [Continue reading...]

An Internet Monk PSA: Wash your hands!!!

An Internet Monk Public Service Announcement: Wash your hands!!! For years, Britain operated a research facility called the Common Cold Unit, but it closed in 1989 without ever finding a cure. It did, however, conduct some … [Continue reading...]