October 19, 2017

Archives for February 2016

La Mer

We’ll resume our Tuesday “Civil Religion” series next week. I’ve been taking a few days of R & R down in Florida and thought I’d share a few pics with you today. These have not been through final editing, but I think you’ll get the idea of how beautiful and refreshing these days have been. […]

Mondays with Michael Spencer: February 8, 2016

This is part four in a series of iMonk posts that Michael wrote back in 2006. We have edited them and now present them each Monday. His subject was “the sermon,” and the series was called “What’s Wrong with the Sermon?” Here is Michael’s explanation of the approach he took: In this series of posts I will be examining the […]

Epiphany V: An Introduction to Lent by Mark D. Roberts

A reader wrote this week and asked for basic information about Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season. I couldn’t think of a better introduction than this piece by Mark D. Roberts, who blogs at Patheos. • • • How Lent Can Make a Difference in Your Relationship with God by Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts […]

Saturday Ramblings: February 6, 2016 – Superb Owl Edition

Gail and I are taking our classy red and white Metropolitan to the airport this morning for a little sky rambling down to Clearwater, Florida to snatch a few days of R&R. I hear there’s a big football game on the other coast this weekend and we’ll probably watch it. Being from Indianapolis, we have a fond […]

Randy Thompson: A Late Autumn Walk at Dusk

A Late Autumn Walk at Dusk By Randy Thompson Dusk is my favorite time for walking, when the sun has just set over the western hills so that the last light of the day slowly dims like embers of a fire going out. Night is ascendant, but, for a few minutes at least, it  is […]

Essential Practices: Praying the Psalms

Essential Practices One: Praying the Psalms It seems to me that there are some essential practices that attend our faith as Christians. By saying that, I do not wish to imply, or get into an argument about, whether they are obligatory or not. In some senses I think they are, and in others not. All I’m […]

Miguel Ruiz: Confessions of a Former “Worship Leader”

Thanks to Jonathan Aigner for letting us re-post this from his site, Ponder Anew. Jonathan writes the best blog about worship on the web, in my opinion, and I hope you’ll check out his articles regularly. Miguel Ruiz is one of our faithful readers and participants at Internet Monk. He really hits one out of […]

U.S. Civil Religion – An Election Year Series

Presidential election years in the U.S. provide Christians an opportunity to reflect upon our faith and how it applies to our lives as citizens and to the public issues that affect us all. I’d like to take Tuesdays throughout 2016 to discuss matters like these. To prompt my own thinking and to give us material […]

Mondays with Michael Spencer: February 1, 2016

This is part three in a series of iMonk posts that Michael wrote back in 2006. We have edited them and now present them each Monday. His subject was “the sermon,” and the series was called “What’s Wrong with the Sermon?” Here is Michael’s explanation of the approach he took: In this series of posts I will be examining the […]