May 23, 2017

Annual Review: Most-Discussed IM Posts of 2016

Annual Review Most-Discussed Internet Monk Posts of 2016 2016 was another good year, in my view, for our blog and the discussion community that reads and comments each day. Before we go month by month through the posts that you find most discussable, I want to thank all of you for supporting our work. I […]

Annual Review: A renewed commitment to resistance

Annual Review 2016 A renewed commitment to resistance 2016 may prove to be either a short blip of craziness in the annals of history or the beginning of a prolonged period of craziness (God help us). Whichever it turns out to be, “crazy” is the operable word, especially when we consider the jaw-dropping political transformations that marked the […]

2016 Annual Review: My Favorite Album of the Year

2016 Annual Review My Favorite Album of the Year In addition to my choice for my favorite album of 2016, there are three others that deserve special mention. Let’s talk about these wonderful recordings before I gush all over my top pick. • • • William Bell, This Is Where I Live For years I have longed […]

Annual Review: Pictures from 2016 + A Chance to Vote!

Annual Review Pictures from 2016 2016 was a fun year for me taking pictures. After using my Canon in the early part of the year I got a new camera for my birthday — an Olympus Pen-F. That provided renewed motivation, and I found lots of opportunities to take pictures around Indiana — especially through a […]

iMonk Annual Review – 2015

We will resume Saturday Ramblings next week. The Rambler, as you can see, is in the shop, being made ready to travel far and wide in 2016. I must give a hearty “thank you” to Pastor Dan Jepsen for doing most of the driving last year as we rambled, and I’m looking forward to seeing […]

Album of the Year: Sufjan Stevens’ intimate masterpiece

Illuminating everything on the album even when the light is dim is Stevens’s Christian faith and his unerring musicality, which shines as brightly as it ever has in spite of — or maybe because of — how spare this music is. Mostly, it’s just the sound of a guitar and a beautifully tender voice grieving […]

Looking back at Internet Monk, 2014

It is time for our annual review here at Internet Monk. 2014 was a good year, with lots and lots of good conversations. I hope you enjoyed it as much as our writers and I did. Before I say anything else, therefore, please accept a hearty “thank you” from all of us for your faithful […]

One Last Look Back: What I Enjoyed Learning and Writing in 2013

I learned a lot in 2013. Some I learned in the daily rhythms of work, family, friends, church, and various activities. Life. Some I learned as I studied, met with mentors, and served in churches en route to approval for ordination in the ELCA. Vocation. Some I learned reading, thinking, writing, and conversing in the […]

Some of the “Most Discussed” Posts from 2013

2013 was another banner year for Internet Monk, and thanks belongs to you, our readers and commenters. Readership numbers have never been higher, and though we didn’t have spectacular numbers of comments, we did have consistently strong participation representing a high level of thoughtful and interesting discussion. The following lists represent some of the most […]

2012 Post of the Year

I have no authority to confer awards, but I’d like to give one today. As I look back over 2012 and all that we wrote and received at Internet Monk, one particular post stands out. I, Chaplain Mike, did not write it. Nor did our gifted Abbott, Jeff Dunn. It was not produced by Martha, […]