December 15, 2017

About Jeff Dunn

Another Look: Jeff Dunn – Circle or Cross?

Note from JD: This essay owes much to the thoughts of G. K. Chesterton from his classic work, Orthodoxy. ⎈ This is an interactive essay, one that requires your participation. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil or pen or crayon or some sort of marker, and a compass or something you can trace […]

The “Realest” Michael Spencer (Jeff Dunn)

One of my biggest regrets was not meeting Michael Spencer in person. I was his literary agent and, like many of my clients, he communicated with me via email and phone. We never were in the same state together, let alone the same room. I first got to know Michael in 2008. I came across […]

Another Look: Writers Roundtable on Halloween

Note from CM: In 2010, Jeff Dunn solicited responses from our IM writers on the subject of Halloween. We had a great discussion, and I thought it worthy of repeating this week. • • • Boo! Ok, so that didn’t scare you. Maybe this will. I have five of the six iMonk writers sitting around […]

Jeff Dunn: Crossing Over

This was first posted in August, 2013. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9, NIV) Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. (Revelation 2:4, NKJV). I hope you will allow me […]

The Homily

Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4, NASB) As this is my last homily on iMonk, I hope you will allow me some leeway. Today is the Epiphany […]

Saturday Ramblings 1.4.14

Welcome to the first Saturday Ramblings of the new year. If this is your first visit to the iMonastery, Saturday Ramblings is the time each week for us to do some light housekeeping. We sweep up all the scraps from the week and, tossing them together, we call them Saturday Ramblings. So grab a cup […]

Saturday Ramblings 12.28.13

Did you hear that whooshing sound, iMonks? That was time passing by like lightning. Yes, it is once again time to get a new calendar for the kitchen wall. It is once again time to make resolutions you know you won’t keep past next weekend. It is time to write the wrong year on your […]

Merry Christmas

iMonk reader Christiane mentioned a quote from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Return Of The King yesterday. To me, this is the crux of Tolkien’s wonderful trilogy. Frodo and Samwise were within reach of the destination, yet it was in the shadow of Mt. Doom. All could still be lost. Still, in their darkest hour, there was light. […]

Saturday Ramblings 12.21.13

Well, it’s almost Christmas. The women have finished wrapping their gifts with ribbons and bows. They made plates of cookies and fudge. They are gathered around the piano singing carols. The men, on the other hand, have yet to begin their Christmas shopping. “Wrapping” gifts will involve the phrase “paper or plastic?” Their cookies are […]

Saturday Ramblings 12.14.13

We are at the end of another busy week here at the iMonastery. Wrapping paper, ribbons and bows have been flying freely. For a while we couldn’t find Martha until someone looked under the tree and saw a package wiggling just a little too much. No fear—we set her free and fortified her with a […]