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Archives for April 2011

iMonk Classic: There Is Always a Day Before

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From Nov 5, 2009 Note from CM: Soon after this post Michael learned that he himself was sick with an illness that would ultimately take his life. These sobering words are fitting in Lent, and a poignant introduction to this week’s remembrance of the anniversary of Michael’s passing. The […]

Preaching Grace Is A Risky Business

I don’t normally do this. Three posts in one day is a bit much, I know. And I love what Chaplain Mike just put up about The Giving Tree. (If you have not read that, please do. It is a great primer on the whole topic of grace.) But there is such an uproar going […]

My Favorite Children’s Book

By Chaplain Mike Well, I guess I failed in my effort to “move past analysis and argumentation,” huh? Comments are closed. With all our discussions about grace lately, I thought I might move past analysis and argumentation to have us consider a story. Not a Bible story, a story for children. My favorite story for […]

Lent IV

By Chaplain Mike Today’s Gospel: John 9:1-41 a sonnet he spat and made a muddy mash of clay and smeared it smartly on my long-blind eyes then bid me bathe in waters of siloam i splashed the muck away and saw the skies! from birth i’d borne the slanderous slur of sin and sat and […]

iMonk Classic: The Long Dark Night Is Over

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From Feb 26, 2008 Note from CM: In honor of the opening of the baseball season, and in remembrance of Michael Spencer’s love for the game, we present this classic post today. “Baseball is not really as much a sport to me as it is an alternate universe where […]

Saturday Ramblings 4.2.11

Your Rambler has returned from his trip to the desert with his allergies intact. I had a great time getting to meet with some iMonks including Richard and his wife and family (hope you had a good birthday, Gail), and Jim from the Great White North who had maybe the coolest Cincinnati Reds hat I’ve […]

Friday with the Fathers (4)

By Chaplain Mike Today, in our Lenten series on the Apostolic Fathers, we consider a work that many think comes to us from the days of the apostles themselves: The Didache (The Teaching). Known in ancient times as The Teaching of the Lord to the Gentiles by the Twelve Apostles, or, in shorter form, The […]