Michael Spencer, 1956-2010

From Chaplain Michael Mercer’s post that our blog friend, Michael Spencer, the incomparable iMonk, has passed away. We are saddened to hear this and will miss his energetic voice; we grieve with Denise; we mourn Michael’s passing. Here’s Chaplain Mike’s post: I received word tonight that Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk, our friend, passed away [Read More...]

Chocolate … Coping with the Cubs

Last week I posted about chocolate, and its health benefits, and a friend out in Hershey PA sent us some chocolate. (Something’s coming your way, brother.) This chocolate made the Cubs debacle tolerable… [Read more...]

Peggy Noonan on the Roman Catholic Church

Peggy Noonan, in her excellent piece in the Wall Street Journal, makes a number of important points, two of which are that the media has done the Church a service because it was the media that brought this stuff into the light and that the victims are the children, the good priests and nuns, and [Read More...]

Our Common Prayerbook: Psalm 3

It has been said often, and John Goldingay (Psalms, Vol. 1: Psalms 1-41 ) says it here, “Most of Scripture speaks to us; the Psalms speak for us.” Psalm 3 [after the jump] speaks for our complaints to God that yield, somehow and sometime, to trust and praise. Surrounded by enemies, the psalmist (here said [Read More...]

A Mind for Truth? (RJS)

On March 26 I put up a short post (Confronting the Data) that linked to a video excerpt of an interview with Dr. Bruce Waltke. In this video Dr. Waltke began his comments with a caveat, an if, but spoke of the need to confront the data, to wrestle with the data, to trust in [Read More...]

I Stand with John Piper

Just in case you haven’t heard, there’s a big dustup right now over John Piper, author of the spiritual classic Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist , and this dustup is coming from those who normally defend him. John Piper has invited Rick Warren to his Desiring God Conference, and he’s explained some of [Read More...]


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