October 23, 2017

About Daniel Jepsen

Saturday Ramblings, March 1, 2014

Hello, fellow imonkers.  Many thanks to Adam Palmer for pinch-hitting for me last week as I escaped the Midwest tundra for a week in Arizona to visit family.  I hate family fights,  and am therefore happy to report I successfully dodged all attempts to argue over the proposed Arizona Religious Freedom bill (vetoed on Wednesday by […]

Saturday Ramblings, February 15, 2014

Did you miss the Christian Oscars?  Okay, that is not their official name, but The Annual Movieguide Faith & Values Awards doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. This year’s big winners included Duck Dynasty, Frozen, Iron Man 3, Grace Unplugged and The Bible. Quote of the night goes to Mark Burnett (producer of The Bible […]

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 […]

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 […]

Saturday Ramblings, January 25, 2014

A student in Canada has renewed discussion about how far universities and other institutions should go in order to honor religious viewpoints.  The young man in question refuses to attend classes or discussions where women might be present.  “One of the main reasons that I have chosen Internet courses to complete my BA is due […]

Saturday Ramblings 2.0 — 1/18/14

Hello, iMonk friends. This is Chaplain Mike and I have asked my good friend Daniel Jepsen to lead us in our weekly clean-up of the monastery. Dan used to be the youth pastor in the church where I served, so I am fully persuaded in his ability to both make and clean up messes. Now […]

Radical Enough? (part one)

Note: You may want to read the Christianity Today article, “Here Come the Radicals!” by Matthew Lee Anderson in conjunction with Dan’s post. Thanks to Dan for sharing these perspectives with us. Check out his blog at Sliced Soup. * * * A dozen or so years ago, I took my youth group to an […]

Daniel Jepsen: A Season of Nothingness

Daniel blogs at Random Musing on Life, the Universe and Everything * * * I will be doing nothing this fall.  For three full months, I will have no deadlines, to-do lists, phone calls or emails to answer. Nothing. I will be hiking, praying, reading, and spending time with my family. And I will still […]