September 30, 2020

Wednesday with Michael Spencer: A Theology of Everything

Wednesday with Michael Spencer A Theology of Everything (2004) This is a story that happened where I work, so I need to tell you some things before we can go on. Our school has thirty minutes of chapel scheduled into … [Continue reading...]

Mary Oliver: Morning Poem

Morning Poem by Mary Oliver Every morning the world is created. Under the orange sticks of the sun the heaped ashes of the night turn into leaves again and fasten themselves to the high branches — and the ponds … [Continue reading...]

Covid-19 – Understanding R

I was thinking about this so much yesterday, that I knew I had to write it up for today's post. (We will return in Michael Spencer's book - Reconsider Jesus - on Friday.) This graph in a nutshell is what the experience of my … [Continue reading...]

Wendell Berry: …these were Heavenly

• "...these were Heavenly" by Wendell Berry The painter Harlan Hubbard said that he was painting Heaven when the places he painted merely were the Campbell or the Trimble County banks of the Ohio, or farms and hills where … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: Labor Day Weekend 2020 Edition

The first official Labor Day was born in a context of protest and violence... On May 11, 1894, workers at the Pullman Palace Car Company, a railroad car manufacturer near Chicago, went on strike to protest their low wages and … [Continue reading...]

Reconsider Jesus – The Baptism (Mark 1:9-11)

Reconsider Jesus - A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents The Baptism 9 About that time Jesus came from Nazareth in … [Continue reading...]

What is the real science around masks?

What is the real science around masks? On the BioLogos Forum Daniel Fisher cites an article from the Foundation for Economic Education entitled “Europe's Top Health Officials Say Masks Aren't Helpful in Beating COVID-19” and … [Continue reading...]

Bonhoeffer on “The Leader”

Bonhoeffer on "The Leader" Only the leader who is in the service of the penultimate and ultimate authority merits loyalty. • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, "The Führer and the Individual in the Younger Generation" in Clifford J. Green. … [Continue reading...]

Tuesday with Michael Spencer: The Missing Voice of the Christian Counter-Culture

Note from CM: Here is an interesting post by Michael from 2008 (which I have edited to make it more concise). I'm not sure I heard him talk or write much about the things he says here. I wasn't sure if he went through the same … [Continue reading...]

Reconsider Jesus – From Nazareth (Mark 1:9a)

Reconsider Jesus - A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents From Nazareth About that time Jesus came from Nazareth in … [Continue reading...]