October 19, 2017

About Daniel Jepsen

Saturday Ramblings, August 22, 2015

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. The noose on the Prayer Tower, Ronald McDonald’s decapitated head, and Jewish spy dolphins: Ready to Ramble? Oral Roberts University is known for many things. Mainly its unfortunate name. I mean, really, who names a kid, “Oral”? Was “Nasal” already taken by a cousin? But they are also known […]

Saturday Ramblings, August 15, 2015

Welcome to the weekend, friends. Ready to Ramble? A few months ago we mentioned that Jim Bakker is still “ministering” these days. The venue? A TV show, natch. And the focus of his “ministry”? Convincing viewers that some sort of apocalypse is right around the corner, and therefore you should buy his prepper food. Lots […]

Saturday Ramblings, August 8, 2015

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready to Ramble? We’re going to start with the beauty of God, reflected in the things He creates. Kansas photographer David Lane spent four months photographing the Milky Way over Yellowstone Park, and the result is a stunning night-time rainbow. 

Saturday Ramblings, August 1, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend. Gay emojis banned in Russia, Rambo turkeys, re-directed art and ricocheting armadillos. Ready to Ramble? Marvel continued their amazing run: Antman was the 12th Marvel movie in a row to open at number 1. Yes, Antman. A movie about a superhero whose special power is…to shrink to ant […]

Saturday Ramblings, July 25, 2014

Hello imonks, and welcome to the weekend. Ready to Ramble? Good thing he doesn’t have to run for re-election. Pope Francis’s approval rating in America has plummeted in the last year. The drop-off has been especially sharp among American conservatives: “This decline may be attributable to the pope’s denouncing of ‘the idolatry of money’ and attributing climate change […]

Saturday Ramblings, July 18, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend. Shall we Ramble a bit? Of course the big news in foreign policy was the agreement with Iran, which puts their nuclear program under international oversight. “This deal offers an opportunity to move in a new direction”, the President said on Tuesday. The GOP candidates fell all over each […]

3 Kinds of Grace: A Heuristic Chart

While writing a sermon on Psalm 103, I was concerned that sometimes we Christians have a deficient view of the role of grace in the Christian life. I showed the following clips from Saving Private Ryan to illustrate one deficient view: that grace is something God saves us by, but we must then pay this […]

Saturday Ramblings, July 11, 2015

Hello,imonks, and welcome to the weekend. Ready to Ramble? This Tuesday is the All-star game for Major League Baseball, also known as the sport time forgot. Regrettably, there is some tension in the imonastary. You see, dear imonks, while Chaplain Mike and I share many great traits (Van Gogh adoration, ear-wax collections) we disagree with […]

Saturday Ramblings, July 4, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to freedom! Ready to Ramble? Are you having Watermelon at your cookout this weekend? Need some pointers on how to cut that baby up? Here ya go: Well, this is classy. The Milwaukee Art Museum will display a portrait of Pope Benedict  XVI . . . made of condoms. The museum admitted it was […]

Which Way? Religious Conservatism at the Crossroads

Last week’s Supreme Court ruling [Obergefell v. Hodges] which found a constitutional right to same-sex marriage surprised few observers. Whether or not such a right can legitimately be derived from the Constitution, it seems impossible that the court would have voted the way it did had this case been brought before it 20 years ago. […]