October 17, 2017

Archives for October 2010

Why Is Faith So Hard?

I have friends who not long ago risked all on the call of God, and lost everything. Let’s call them Seth and Emily. They clearly heard God call them to give up all they had and move to another country for a specific task. (I’m sorry I can’t be more detailed, but this is their […]

Violent Faith

We began our look at the subject of faith by asking a simple question: What if Jesus really meant it when he told his disciples things like, “Ask whatever you will in my name and it will be done for you.” What if he did not lay any other rules or requirements on them than […]

What Makes A Christian?

A story in this past Saturday’s Ramblings talked about President Barak Obama’s confession of faith in Jesus. He called himself a “Christian by choice.” Yet some of this community refuse to believe he is a true believer. Some think that he has not made a good, complete confession. My point today is not decide if […]

Beasts In The Kingdom

Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, … Genesis 3:1,2 Scripture is a masterpiece of understating and […]

What If He Meant It?

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer (Matthew 21:22 NIV). As parents of teenagers know, it’s not the purpose of the errand. It’s the opportunity to spend time with a creature who at times seems to be completely mute. Who knows if this might be the time when they actually […]

Lord, Increase Our Faith

I’m an editor by trade. Ok, that’s one of the things I do. I have waded through hundreds of manuscripts, fiction and non-fiction, trying to use the right words to help the author say what he really means to say. It’s not that authors are dumb. Well, it’s not that all authors are dumb. Sometimes […]

How The Whole Town Threw Us A Wedding

Editor’s Note: We typically run a classic post from Michael Spencer at this time on Saturday afternoon. But this essay from Damaris Zehner is just too good to postpone.  We will have a classic post from Michael again next Saturday. For now, enjoy one of the best feel-good stories I have read in a long […]

Saturday Ramblings 10-2-10

Well, well, well. We have had a busy week here at the iMonk ranch. Many of our posts have collected more than 100 comments from you and yours. Several have had more than 200 responses. My, my—you all have been very busy! It’s time to relax, pour a cup of coffee (make mine black, please), […]

Difficult Scriptures: Genesis 6:1-4

Well, iMonks, based on the comments we have received for our post regarding life on other planets, it seems you have a curiosity about speculative things, the stuff science fiction is made up of. So here is a verse for you to wrestle with that is just up your alley. 1 Then the people began […]

I Have To Admit, I Don’t Get It–Part Two

Hear my prayer, O God; Give ear to the words of my mouth. (Psalm 54:2, ESV) You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it. (Matthew 21:22, NLT) They committed themselves to the teaching of the apostles, the life together, the common meal, and the prayers. (Acts 2:42, The Message) […]