October 23, 2017

Archives for February 2010

Open Mic: Is Church Optional?

Today’s Open Mic question is presented by Chaplain Mike. I read a message by Rick Warren on Christian Post today about belonging to the church. It got me thinking about the nature of the relationship that exists between evangelicals and the church. Let’s talk about it. Warren’s thesis is: “When we’re called to follow Christ; […]

Responding to the problem of pain – A new look at Job

If you thought that three Michael’s on this blog was confusing, the following post is written by Michael Powell (a Pastor of Michael Bell), edited by Michael Bell, posted by Michael Mercer, on this blog owned by Michael Spencer. A wise person once wrote the following lyrics in a song called Suffer: “All that you […]

Choose Joy

Today’s post is by Chaplain Mike. Tim Hansel was a strong, risk-taking, all-out-effort kind of guy. He climbed mountains and led wilderness expeditions. One day, on the way back to camp after climbing on the Palisade Glacier with friends, his foot slipped and he fell a long distance down into a crevasse, landing directly on […]

From Michael : 2/10/10: Real Apologetics

A brief word from Michael The ultimate apologetic is to a dying man. That is what all those “Where is God?” statements in the Psalms are all about. They are, at least partially, invitations to Christians to speak up for the dying. All the affirmations to God as creator and designer are fine, but it […]

Practice Resurrection, part two

Today’s post is by guest blogger Chaplain Mike. In the first part of Practice Resurrection, Eugene Peterson writes about the church at Ephesus and the overall message that Paul communicated to them through his epistle. “Growing up in Christ,” the big theme of the book, is not something we do alone. And so, Peterson begins […]

A Prayer of Martin Luther

Behold, Lord, an empty vessel that needs to be filled. My Lord, fill it. I am weak in the faith; strengthen me. I am cold in love; warm me and make me fervent, that my love may go out to my neighbor. I do not have a strong and firm faith; at times I doubt […]

Practice Resurrection, part one

Today’s post is by guest blogger Chaplain Mike. Here on Internet Monk, Michael has made no secret of the fact that he is a huge fan of pastor, author, and professor Eugene Peterson. And I am right there with him in my admiration of Peterson’s writings. If you would like to go back and read […]

Instructed Anglican Eucharist

From our friends at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Tallahassee, FL, here is another of their excellent teaching videos. In this one, Father Michael Petty leads a class on the meaning of the Eucharist in the Anglican liturgy. St. Peter’s also makes notes available to use while watching. Download notes here. (MOD: With regard to […]

A Brief Update From Michael 2/4/08

NOT a current Pic. If you haven’t read the current post at The Master’s Table, I want to say a big thanks to my FRIEND Clark Bunch for such a kind post. My situation is serious. Sleep is a big issue. I need rest and it is hard to get. This cancer situation is not […]

Cursing the Fall

Today’s guest blogger is Jeremy Berg. Thanks, Jeremy! This reflection from last spring seems a timely word to all who are struggling to make sense of the recent Haiti disaster. May we send our curses in the right direction. I was doing the annual spring yard clean-up this past spring.  My wife had done most […]