December 17, 2017

Archives for February 2014

Sunday Morning with the Kranks

John Grisham wrote a book called Skipping Christmas, which was later made into the movie, Christmas with the Kranks. It tells the tale of a couple, Luther and Nora Krank, who decided to go against the established traditions of their suburban community and forgo celebrating the Christmas holiday. The decision got them into all kinds of […]

Saturday Ramblings, February 8, 2014

The Gallup organization has released its latest report of American religiosity.  41 percent of Americans indicated that they are “very religious,” 29 percent were classified as nonreligious, and another 29 percent fell somewhere in-between.  Each state was also rated, with Mississippi found to  have the most “very religious” people (61%) and Vermont the fewest. (22%).  You can […]

What about Job’s Kids?

I had an interesting picture in my facebook feed the other day.  I don’t usually repost much, but this one really caught my attention as it represented how I was feeling that day. On particularly rough days, when I’m sure that I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting […]

John Walton’s Excellent Take on the Debate

Note from CM: From where I sit, the best response I’ve read to the Ham vs. Nye debate earlier this week was at Biologos: Ham on Nye: Our Take. Various BioLogos contributors give their reflections, but the one I appreciate most is that of OT scholar John Walton. I appreciate his perspective because for me, […]

Open Forum for Newbies

For all of you who are regular commenters on Internet Monk: this morning’s post is your Open Forum. I encourage you to continue your discussions there. This afternoon’s Open Forum is for people who have never or who only rarely make a comment on Internet Monk. I want to encourage you newbies to speak up […]

Open Forum – Feb. 5, 2014

It’s winter wonderland here in the Midwest and in many other parts of the U.S. Tonight on BBC News I saw that folks across Europe are having a hard winter too. If you’re in the northern hemisphere, chances are you’re hunkered down. Just the right day for an Open Forum on Internet Monk, I’d say. […]

A Conference I Recommend: Slow Church

UPDATE: A great place to start getting to know more about Chris and his church is with his book, The Virtue of Dialogue: Conversation as a Hopeful Practice of Church Communities. It describes how his inner-city congregation made conversation among themselves and with their neighbors a primary practice in the church. It’s available as a […]

Not Your Ideal Crowd, I’d Say

not your ideal crowd, i’d say so many people come to hear him from everywhere, of every kind no religious crowd this one! check out that bloke over there loser if i’ve ever seen one not an ounce of righteousness in him wouldn’t know a tithe from a toothbrush couldn’t find genesis if you handed […]

Have I Got a Super Church for You!

Why no one has done this before, I don’t know. But it only makes sense as one of the best ways ever to engage the culture of the U.S. for Christ. Last year, the top four television programs in terms of viewership were: (1) the Super Bowl, (2) the Super Bowl (delayed broadcast), (3) the […]

Saturday Ramblings, February 1, 2014

This week Denmark became the first country to outlaw circumcision, with the main group of physicians labeling it “mutilation”.  Israel is not pleased, and some there argue that anti-Semitism underlies the new law. First Things gives a thoughtful take on it. Relevant Magazine gave us a list of 5 Really Bad Reasons to Leave a […]