October 24, 2017

Archives for February 2015

Music Monday: In the Culture Wars, Binary Thinking Goes Both Ways

Note from CM: I hereby designate Mondays as “Music Mondays” for the foreseeable future here on IM. We haven’t talked much about music and what we’re listening to and our thoughts about it all lately. I hope Mondays will provide us opportunities to explore the subject from a variety of angles. We’ll start today with commentary […]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: February 8, 2015

Note from CM: In 2015 we will mark five years since the death of Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk. Today, we continue our “Sundays with Michael” series with an excerpt from a post that was originally published in February 2007. • • • The Bible not only contains poetry, but it is poetic in its entire vision […]

Saturday Ramblings, February 7, 2015

Hello imonks, and welcome to the weekend.  Up for some rambling? It seemed to rain a lot early this week in much of the country, but that was really just the tears of grown men staring at seven months of painful FWS (Football Withdrawal Syndrome). Besides the tears, other symptoms include: Compulsively checking the DVR to see […]

Commentary: Worship Decisions We’ll Regret

Paul Wilkinson put it in his weekly link list and called it, “The Worship Article that’s Got Everyone Talking.”  He’s referring to a concise list of “15 Worship Decisions We’ll Regret,” by David Manner. Manner is the Associate Executive Director for the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists with responsibilities in the areas of Worship, Leadership and Administration. […]

Give us this day our daily bread

I know what it means to live week to week, paycheck to paycheck. I don’t know what it means to live day to day, without guarantee of a paycheck. I don’t know what it means to be completely dependent on grace and mercy. I may indeed be completely dependent, but I seldom realize it. I […]

Open Forum — February 4, 2015

We haven’t had a truly open forum for awhile, so let’s have our first free range discussion of 2015 today. An Open Forum means you get to talk about what is interesting you at the moment. This is your chance to bring up topics you would like to discuss with others in the iMonk community, rather than being guided […]

Death Letter, part four: Hope and Healing

We live in a Good Friday world, but we are an Easter People. • • • This is our final installment of reflections on David W. Peters’ memoir, Death Letter: God, Sex, and War. Peters served as a battalion chaplain in Fort Hood, Texas from 2004-2007, which included a deployment to Iraq in 2006. After Iraq he also […]

Tokah’s Journey, part 2: Grant Me to See My Own Transgressions

Note from CM: Thanks to Tokah for this fine follow-up to her post in December. If you didn’t get to read it then, or would like to review her story, you can read part one HERE. • • • Grant Me to See My Own Transgressions by Tokah Last month, I had the privilege of […]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: February 1, 2015

Note from CM: 2015 will mark five years since the death of Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk. Today, we continue our “Sundays with Michael” series with an excerpt from post that was originally published in January 2009. • • • Dietrich Bonhoeffer has been an influence on my life since high school. His Letters and Papers from […]