October 23, 2017

Archives for September 2013

The Homily

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose trust is the Lord. (Jeremiah 17:7, NASB) Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. ‘Give us this day our daily bread. ‘And forgive us our debts, as […]

Saturday Ramblings 9.21.13

Greetings, iMonks. Do you all have your new iPhones yet? Of course you need to upgrade. Your life is incomplete—nay, it can barely even be called living—should you not have the latest iPhone the day it comes out. What does the new one do that the old one doesn’t? Well, for one, it can tell […]

Reconsider Jesus – The Sent Out

The following is an excerpt from Michael Spencer’s upcoming book: Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark.  This week we are looking at a part of Michael Spencer’s writing and speaking on Mark 6. I accidentally skipped ahead and will be returning to Mark 5 next week.  The material being covered […]

Nadia on Grace

From Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint, by Nadia Bolz-Weber, here are some thoughts on “grace,” a summary of what she learned in a church basement when she began attending church again. I won’t comment on her words, simply present them and ask you to consider and discuss. * * * […]

The Impious Pastor

Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber Jericho Books (2013) * * * Note: You won’t find Nadia Bolz-Weber’s new book at your local LifeWay Store. If anyone at LifeWay received a copy, I’m sure the reviewer didn’t make it past the cover shot of Nadia, with her impressive […]

Winning The War, Part V—“You Shall Receive Power”

“But you are to be given power when the Holy Spirit has come to you.  You will be witnesses to me, not only in Jerusalem, not only throughout Judea, not only in Samaria, but to the very ends of the earth.”   Acts 1:8  (Phillips) At that time, indeed, the Church seems to have moved in […]

On Being God

I would like to take a few of the days allotted to me to write (you would think being the owner and publisher of this site I would have more control over these things, wouldn’t you?) about my journey out of the evangelical world I have lived in for more than 40 years. This is […]

A Domestic Terror Act We Must Never Forget

Yesterday was the fiftieth anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama that killed four young black girls and wounded twenty-two other children. You can read a heart-rending description of the morning’s events HERE. This act of domestic terrorism, designed to strike fear into the hearts of those who were […]

The Homily

Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink— even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk— it’s all free! (Isaiah 55:1, NLT) Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28, NIV) There is a scene in […]

Saturday Ramblings 9.14.13

Greetings, iMonks. Welcome to our weekly gathering here at the iMonastery where we pick up the pieces that were left over from a busy week. Well, we assume you had a busy week. We did a lot of lying around, arguing over who was to wash and who was to dry. In the end, our […]