January 16, 2019

Monday with Michael Spencer: Letters from Santa

Monday with Michael Spencer Letters from Santa (from 2006) Several years ago, we began another tradition that has proven to be one of the highlights of Christmas for us: the reading of the unedited, uncorrected “Letters to … [Continue reading...]

Sermon Advent III: Good News?

Sermon Advent III: Good News? (Luke 3:7-18) 7 John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 15, 2018 — A nostalgia feast

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 15, 2018 It's a celebration Brunch! It's a feast of nostalgia! This time of year is always a big one for our family, with birthdays and anniversaries galore, as well as the usual … [Continue reading...]

A Funeral Homily: The Soup of Life

A Funeral Homily: The Soup of Life It’s very nearly winter, and the days are growing darker and colder. I know you are feeling today like your lives have grown darker and colder as well, because you have lost your loved … [Continue reading...]

Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science- Chapter 0: The Power of Babel Fish, By Andy Walsh

Faith Across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science -- Chapter 0: The Power of Babel Fish By Andy Walsh We are going to blog through the book, “Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science” by Andy Walsh.  … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Merton – Before We Can Become Gods We Must Be Human

Thomas Merton contended that human beings have lost a great deal in modern, technological society. What we have gained in efficiency and productivity has, in many ways, sucked the humanity and spirituality from our inner beings. … [Continue reading...]

Transaction or Sacrament?

Tuesday with Michael Spencer from 2007 Debates about “transactionalism” have often been debates about the atonement. The Bible places the death of Jesus as the apex of a scriptural thread of sacrificial theology. Sacrifice is … [Continue reading...]

Randy Thompson: Advent — Waiting for the Lights to Come on in a Power Outage

Advent: Waiting for the Lights to Come on in a Power Outage By Randy Thompson Winter has arrived early here in our part of New Hampshire.  On the plus side, the final stages of leaf raking and fall clean-up were taken care of … [Continue reading...]

Advent II Sermon: God Visited Us

Sermon for Advent II: Luke 1:68-79 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them. He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David, as he spoke through the … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 8, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 8, 2018 Another week of Advent, another week closer to Christmas, and here we are. Welcome to our weekly Brunch, where things are beginning to take a decidedly holiday tone. There's egg nog … [Continue reading...]