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Archives for September 2016

Saturday Ramblings: September 10, 2016

Well, the sun’s not so hot in the sky today and you know I can see summertime slipping on away. A few more geese are gone, a few more leaves turning red, but the grass is as soft as a feather in a featherbed. • John Sheldon, “September Grass” Ah, September. The harvest begins. The […]

Another Look: I Still Struggle to Speak of 9/11

Note from CM: I wrote this 5 years ago, on the tenth anniversary of the attacks on 9/11/2001. I don’t have any easier time talking about it today. • • • On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, I ate breakfast with the pastor with whom I used to work as an associate. We met at […]

Fr. Ernesto on tradition and old habits

Note from CM: We have often suggested that one of the most fundamental problems in American Christianity, revivalist groups in particular, is lack of appreciation for tradition. Especially the “Great Tradition” of the ancient and historic church. Of course, there is another side to all of this. Those who respect “tradition” can easily fall into […]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Fourteen

Wednesdays with James Lesson Fourteen: Business Ambitions and Rotting Riches We continue our study in the central section of the Epistle of James. In the body of this encyclical, the author takes up the three themes he introduced in chapter one, addressing them in more detail and in reverse order. The third and final theme James discusses, […]

Mother Teresa Needs No Defending

Many more people are poor and sick because of the life of MT: Even more will be poor and sick if her example is followed. She was a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud, and a church that officially protects those who violate the innocent has given us another clear sign of where it truly […]

Mondays with Michael Spencer: September 5, 2016

Note from CM: I love Labor Day weekend as much as any of the other holiday times during the year here in the U.S. It kicks off fall, my favorite season. It used to signal the beginning of the school year, a blank slate to be filled in, a season of new opportunity for learning […]

Pic & Poem of the Week: September 4, 2016

(Click picture to see larger image) Loving Working Work was a shining refuge when wind sank its tooth into my mind. Everything we love is going away, drifting – but you could sweep this stretch of floor, this patio or porch, gather white stones in a bucket, rake the patch for future planting, mop the […]

Saturday Ramblings: September 3, 2016 (Labor Day Edition)

In this Labor Day edition of Saturday Ramblings, we honor the men and women who built the intrepid Nash/Rambler/AMC vehicles we feature week in and out here at Internet Monk. Here is a series of pictures from the Kenosha (Wisconsin) Historical Society we found on TheOldMotor.com in an article, “Workers on the factory floor in the […]

Another Look: The Life God Is In

Note from CM: Today, I was at a place I hadn’t expected to be, in a situation I hadn’t anticipated and would not have sought for myself or anyone else. After my time there was over, I took a walk to clear my head, and some words came to my mind. I’m not a big one […]

Pete Enns: God, the Helicopter Parent. Not.

Note from CM: Thanks to Pete for allowing us to re-post this good article. I continue to be refreshed by his perspectives on the Bible and how it teaches us. • • • God Isn’t the Great Helicopter Parent in the Sky (at least that’s what the Bible says) by Peter Enns Although my three […]