October 19, 2017

Archives for March 2010

Practice Resurrection, continued — On Grace and Works

By Chaplain Mike. Ephesians 2:8-9 is one of the key passages Christians use when trying to help people understand that salvation is by God’s grace, a gift that we receive by faith without adding any good works of our own. When someone freely gives us a gift, it is of the essence of the exchange […]

Update on Art Auction

Just notified by Michael Buckley that $200 has come in so far from the art auction for Michael and Denise. The auction ends tonight at 9pm, so check it out before it’s too late! And thanks to all who have participated. Even more thanks to Michael. UPDATE— 11:00 PM, March 21 THANK YOU iMONK FRIENDS! […]

Now that’s some Bible calculatin’…

Thus vindicating Harold Camping. I, Chaplain Mike, approved this message.

While We’re on the Subject…

By Chaplain Mike. Since we’ve been talking about eschatology, the end times, and Jesus’ return lately, we might as well take a look at one of America’s foremost prophetic prognosticators. You’ve probably heard something about the enthusiasts who think a great catastrophe that might lead to the end of the world will happen in 2012, […]

Practice Resurrection, continued — Why I Love Eugene Peterson

Noted by Chaplain Mike. I’ve been distracted lately from my reading of Eugene Peterson’s new book, Practice Resurrection, a conversation about spiritual maturity from Ephesians. Tonight, I came back to it, and found this story. Sublime illustration. Two friends, Fred and Cheryl, went to Haiti twenty-five years ago to pick up a child they had […]

iMonk Classic: Wilkerson Warns/iMonk Rants

From iMonk in March, 2009. Replayed by Chaplain Mike. David Wilkerson (Cross and the Switchblade, Times Square Church) is predicting a world changing disaster, and advises that you dust off those cans of Spam you still have from Y2k. It’s getting serious coverage by the unhinged conservative media. I wrote about Evangelical anxiety about the […]

Now I’m Scared. Really.

By Chaplain Mike. The Middle East is front page news again this week, and agreement and peace are nowhere in sight. Watch the following video and get a whole new angle on the story. Is this man and the movement he represents the ones you want influencing the Prime Minister of Israel and U.S. policy […]

Art Auction for iMonk

A word from Chaplain Mike. Friend of Internet Monk, Michael Buckley, has graciously offered to auction some of his art pieces as a way of raising some funds to support Michael Spencer with his medical bills and needs at this time. Michael is the artist who did the banner art for the masthead on the […]

Sign of a Clueless Church

By Chaplain Mike OK, so I’m out driving in the country today, on my way home from seeing a patient, minding my own business. I come around a corner where a large Baptist church sits. It’s known as a conservative, no nonsense, indeeeeeependent funnnndamental King James ONLY church. Been there, done that. I’m a million […]

Who and What Are Forming You?

A classic IM post by Michael Spencer from April, 2007. Every time I feel like I have lost my way in the Christian life, I find myself back looking at monasticism, and the lessons I learned in two decades of reading Thomas Merton. I’m not attracted to Catholicism, but I am very much attracted to […]