September 20, 2019

Saturday Brunch, August 31, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the Labor Day weekend! Quick question: If money or likely success were not issues, what job would you love to have? That's a good way to start off our Labor Day edition of the brunch. We'll be … [Continue reading...]

Greatest Songs of My Lifetime: Special Friday Edition

Greatest Songs of My Lifetime: Special Friday Edition The Greatest Folk Singer You've Never Heard Of It's a special Friday edition of "Greatest Songs of My Lifetime," which we began during last Saturday's Brunch. Pastor Dan … [Continue reading...]

The first Europeans weren’t who you might think

The first Europeans weren’t who you might think: Genetic tests of ancient settlers' remains show that Europe is a melting pot of bloodlines from Africa, the Middle East, and today's Russia. The following story appeared in … [Continue reading...]

Let’s Discuss: Some IM Statements about Culture

Let's Discuss: Some IM Statements about Culture Here are some thoughts about Christians and their relationships with the culture(s) around them, especially here in the U.S. We eagerly await your responses and … [Continue reading...]

Fr. Freeman: What kind of community fosters virtue in its members?

Father Stephen Freeman is doing a timely series of posts on "virtue" at his blog, Glory to God for All Things. In one piece, "A Crisis of Virtue -- The Good that We Need," he reflects upon lessons from C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, … [Continue reading...]

Monday with Michael Spencer: Evangelical Anxiety about Culture

Note from CM: Here is a prescient look at evangelicals and their fear of culture from 2007, from a series of posts Michael did called, "Evangelical Anxieties." What in the world would he say about where we are now? • • • Monday … [Continue reading...]

Sunday with Walter Brueggemann: The holiness of the baptized community

Sunday with Walter Brueggemann The holiness of the baptized community The holiness of the church does not consist in true doctrine that everyone accepts. It does not consist in true morality that everyone embraces. We know … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 24, 2019

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 24, 2019 Greetings from Fort Wayne, Indiana, where I am with my young grandson for a weekend of soccer games. The weather is supposed to be ideal -- highs in the 70s, with bright blue sunny … [Continue reading...]

Conversation is Difficult — Let’s Do Better

Conversation is Difficult -- Let's Do Better In his book Disagreeing Virtuously, Olli-Pekka Vainio names three specific virtues that keep communities in conversation even when they disagree: open-mindedness, humility, and … [Continue reading...]

God’s Good Earth: The Case for an Unfallen Creation, by Jon Garvey, Chapter 13 – What Difference Does It Make, Anyway

God’s Good Earth: The Case for an Unfallen Creation, by Jon Garvey, Chapter 13 – What Difference Does It Make, Anyway We now come to the end of our review of God’s Good Earth: The Case for an Unfallen Creation, by Jon … [Continue reading...]