October 19, 2017

Archives for February 2011

Saturday Ramblings 2.5.11

Happy Saturday! Oh we are all very happy here at the southwest branch of the iMonastery. Stuck inside after fourteen inches of snow makes us all happy. I’ve got a lot of writing and editing to do, so I won’t lack for something to keep me busy. And I hear there’s some sporting event on […]

Real Football

By Chaplain Mike Don’t want to leave out our international readers with all this talk of football. Of course, in most parts of the world, what we play is called “American” football, to distinguish it from real football, known here in the U.S. as “soccer.” Genuine football’s long and glorious history was well-represented in this […]

Holy Week 2011

By Chaplain Mike Note: certain words have been rendered in Swahili to pass the censors’ muster. Last year, we here in Indianapolis celebrated Holy Week with renewed faith and hope. All week long we prayed and focused our attention on the Great Day to come, when victory would be revealed. Each day, we had fellowship […]

Some Light Housecleaning

As I am stuck inside my ranch (ok, suburban ranch-style house) here in Tulsa waiting for the snow to melt, I thought it might be a good time to try to catch up on some light housecleaning. I have a number of books piled up that need to be reviewed. I’ll touch on a few […]

Where Is God When We Need Him?

“At different times on the journey I have tried to fill the emptiness that frequently comes with God’s presence …” – Brennan Manning “The emptiness that frequently comes with God’s presence …” So that’s what this is? In recent days, some in the Internet Monk community have especially touched me. I can identify with the […]

Mockingbird Conference

By Chaplain Mike Just a note to encourage those of you in the New York City area, or who may want to travel to NYC for a good conference. The 2011 Mockingbird Conference, sponsored by our good friends over at the Mockingbird blog, will be held March 31-April 2 at St. George’s Church. The theme […]

Transformation a Myth? Clarifications

By Chaplain Mike A relationship with God in Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit will change us. A church grounded in God will be transformed, and it will likely transform its surrounding culture. If living in Christ makes no difference, we of all people are most to be pitied. But my concern about […]

Chapter Two Continued: Work

(This is the third in a series of articles on the Christian life.  The other two can be found here and here.) There is an old and persistent heresy.  It involves separating the earthly from the godly, the material from the spiritual.  Gnostics, Cathars, and others have fallen into the error of equating material things […]

The Evangelical Myth of “Transformation”

By Chaplain Mike Go Galli, go! Mark Galli, senior managing editor of Christianity Today, is one of my favorite authors, and one of the most realistic and theologically grounded commenters writing about the church and Christian life today. Back in 2008, Michael Spencer reviewed his book on worship, Beyond Smells and Bells: The Wonder and […]