December 17, 2017

Archives for December 2009

Joy in the Journey

Today’s post is by Chaplain Mike Mercer. There is a joy in the journey, there’s a light we can love on the way. There is a wonder and wildness to life, and freedom for those who obey. All those who seek it shall find it, a pardon for all who believe. Hope for the hopeless […]

iMonk 101: From Eclectic Christian – My first hand experience with Mental Illness

Today’s Guest Post is from IM First Officer Michael Bell… As you know iMonk has been running posts lately on the subject of mental illness and how the Bible views it. Here are some interesting thoughts and reflections from Michael Bell, someone who has experienced forms of mental illness in his own family. I have […]

Thoughts On A day of Catholic Radio

MOD: Thank you to all who contributed comments on this post. Obviously we are not going to resolve all of our questions about church history, Roman Catholicism, the Reformation, and Eastern Orthodoxy in a single blog post about a day of listening to Catholic media. The journey will continue, but for now, comments on this […]

From the iMonk Archives – The Mood of Advent: We All Need A Savior

Whereas the first week of Advent focuses on the hope of the new creation, the second week looks around at the sinful world we live in now. The mood could not be more different. This is the week we learn to lament. Seeing the evil, corruption, and injustice around us (and in us), we cry […]

A Favorite Gospel Word

Continue to pray for the iMonk and health concerns. Today’s guest post is from Chaplain Mike Mercer… “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people…” (Luke 1.68, NASB) In his wonderful book on pastoral ministry, The Jesus-Driven Ministry, Ajith Fernando quotes a classic seventeenth century […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #167

This week: Some Advent music and lessons learned while sick. Support the IM sponsors: Restoring the Soul.com. Real help for restoring the pastor’s soul. New Reformation Press. Reformation theology for everyone. Rockbridge Seminary. Family, ministry and online seminary all coming together. Alan Creech Rosaries (or aids to prayer. You decide) The Ministry to Children blog […]

On The Way To Being “The New Humanity”

C.S. Lewis, in one of the last chapters of Mere Christianity, says that the quality of life among the “new humanity” is such that those of us around them would know there was something different- otherworldly- at work. The spiritual life that they possessed was so different from the merely material, biological life we all […]

Getting to Know You…Christmas-Style

Guest post today by Chaplain Mike Mercer… Since I am a guest-blogger here at Internet Monk, and since the audience is huge and made up of many different sorts of folks, I thought we might have some “getting to know you” time today. As your genial guest host, I hope you’ll bear with me and […]

Evangelicalism and Special Seasons

Guest post today by Chaplain Mike Mercer… When I ministered in suburban evangelical churches (nine years in one as worship pastor), there were two times each year when I struggled most against the infiltration of American secular culture into the church. These two times also happened to be the main feasts of the church, Christmas […]