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Sundays with Michael Spencer: August 16, 2015

<i>If it looks like an evangelical skunk . . .</i>I think Jan Crouch’s hair is the darnest thing since the Tower of Babel. I think Benny Hinn is sincere, …

Ad Sense: Super Bowl Ads Tap into the Mood of the Country | The Wilderness™ | Viral Politics Done Differently

During his last State of the Union Address, Barack Obama told the country we had turned the page. Turned the page from a decade of turmoil and war, …

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“Amira & Sam”: Meet the rom-com antidote to “American Sniper”

He’s a moody ex-Green Beret; she’s a brassy Iraqi refugee. Their goofball romance is unlikely — and irresistible<p>Writer-director Sean Mullin’s cross-cultural indie rom-com “Amira & Sam” doesn’t exactly break any new ground. It gets by on low-level sweetness and guile until delivering an unexpectedly …

A Response to Owen Strachan on Cultural Courage

Owen Strachan has written a piece at his blog <b>thoughtlife</b> called <b>“Cultural Capitulation to Homosexuality is Not Courageous.”</b> Strachan is Assistant …

Christianity

Richard Beck: The moral implication of interpretive pluralism

Communion of Saints (tapestry), Nava<p>• • •<p>Richard Beck gets down to brass tacks in an excerpt from an unpublished article he had written about how …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

5 Irish Whiskeys You Will Actually Remember Drinking Tomorrow

In 1979, a bartender in Connecticut named Charles Burke Cronin Oat created a drink with three of Ireland’s most beloved adult beverages—Jameson Irish …

5 Rum Brands You Need To Know - D'Marge

As the legendary Captain Jack Sparrow once said, “Why is the rum gone?” It’s a sentiment we’ve shared on more than one occasion. Sometimes a night …

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iMonk Classic: The Annual Halloween Rant (one of them)

As October 31st looms, it’s time for true confessions.<p>I grew up among Southern Baptist fundamentalist Baptists. The KJV-only, women can’t wear pants, …

Actually, Yes, the Gary Hart Scandal Did Ruin Politics

Do we really want the press to pry into politicians’ sex lives?<p>Last week I published a book called <i>All the Truth Is Out</i> <i>: The Week Politics Went Tabloid</i>. It’s about the five days in 1987 when Sen. Gary Hart, the presumed Democratic nominee for president, was felled by the first political sex scandal …

Fr. Stephen Freeman: There Is No “Bible” in the Bible

<b>Note from CM</b>: Thanks to Fr. Freeman for giving us permission to post this excellent article from his blog. Please be aware that he states his points …

Pull the Plug on This Phrase, Please

Language matters. Let’s start there. Now, let me rant a bit.<p>I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not as intimately acquainted with the evangelical …

Another Look: The Bible — Rated “R”

A man and woman stand in nakedness and shame, blaming each other for what they did wrong.<p>An angry and envious man, lures his brother into a field, …

Adventurous Mountaineers Scale the Alps for Incredible Photos

Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bsch (or Robert Boesch) captured these campaign photos for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps. Racing against time and …

Mountaineering

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations

The top ten travel destinations across the world for post-wedding bliss<p>From Bali to the Amalfi Coast, these are the top ten honeymoon destinations across the world guaranteed to bring you post-wedding bliss.<p>Courtesy

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30 Magical Photos Of Children Playing Around The World

No matter their cultural background, no matter their economic situation, kids will always find imaginative ways to have fun. Their wild imaginations …

The Complexity of Loving Your Neighbor

Can we admit something? The world is more complicated than ever before. Globalization, the information/technology revolution, and the success of …

The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures

After a 25-year career in the music industry, during which he produced Don McLean's American Pie, Ed Freeman returned to his original love of photography. While driving around southern Californian deserts to photograph landscapes, he was struck by the beauty of the desolate buildings he passed on …

iMonk Classic: Grace Is As Dangerous As Ever

Woman Caught in Adultery, John Martin Borg (link below)<p><b>A classic Michael Spencer post from May, 2007</b>.<p>The last few weeks of my men’s morning Bible …

Pictures of the Week 5.22.14

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Church: Not Where We “Find God”

Geoffrey Hill:<p>What is there in my heart that you should sue<br>so fiercely for its love?<br>What kind of care<br>brings you as though a stranger to my …

When The Joy Runs Out (by Micha Boyett)

Disunity in Reading the Same Bible

In chapter 17 of John’s gospel we find Jesus last prayer while on earth. There he prays that his followers would be one. Unified so that “the world …

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The Homily

“I set my people free. I will come to Mount Zion.<br>I will come to those in Jacob’s family who turn away from their sins,”<br>announces the Lord. (Isaiah …