August 30, 2016

Radio Interview: Chaplain Mike on Steve Brown, Etc.

I had a wonderful opportunity last week to talk with our friend Steve Brown on his radio program, Steve Brown, Etc. We talked about my work as a hospice chaplain and my book, Walking Home Together. Here’s an excerpt from our conversation. Steve: Michael, talk about that sacred experience when you sit down with somebody, and there’s […]

Wendell Berry on the Future and the Present

This week, what we are doing (instead of listening to me) is hearing and discussing quotes from Wendell Berry’s 2015 book, Our Only World: Ten Essays. In our final post of thoughts from Berry, he meditates on Jesus’ words, “Take no thought for the morrow,” encouraging us to remember that, if something is right to do to […]

Wendell Berry on Being Caught in the Middle

This week, what we are doing (instead of listening to me) is hearing and discussing quotes from Wendell Berry’s 2015 book, Our Only World: Ten Essays. Today, Wendell Berry expresses a frustration many of us feel. We are comfortable with neither the left nor the right, today’s conservatism or progressivism (especially as practiced by the current political […]

Wendell Berry on Local Economies

This week, what we are doing (instead of listening to me) is hearing and discussing quotes from Wendell Berry’s 2015 book, Our Only World: Ten Essays. On these weeks of the U.S. political national conventions, I escape to Berry to find fresh air to breathe. Fitting in neither of the binary categories our system seems to want […]

Wendell Berry on the Commerce of Violence

This week, what we are doing (instead of listening to me) is hearing and discussing quotes from Wendell Berry’s 2015 book, Our Only World: Ten Essays. On these weeks of the U.S. political national conventions, I escape to Berry to find fresh air to breathe. Fitting in neither of the binary categories our system seems to want […]

Wendell Berry on Knowing and Believing

I’m going to take a little time off from writing this week. To be honest, I’m tired and more than a little ready for a break. So, what we’ll do instead of listening to me for the next few days is hear and discuss quotes from Wendell Berry’s 2015 book, Our Only World: Ten Essays. […]

Robert Jones: An Obituary for White Christian America

An Obituary for White Christian America After a long life spanning nearly two hundred and forty years, White Christian America— a prominent cultural force in the nation’s history— has died. WCA first began to exhibit troubling symptoms in the 1960s when white mainline Protestant denominations began to shrink, but showed signs of rallying with the […]

Civil Religion Series: “In dire need of creative extremists”

Civil Religion, part ten “In dire need of creative extremists” Presidential election years in the U.S. provide American Christians an opportunity to reflect upon our faith and how it applies to our lives as citizens and to the public issues that affect us all. We are taking many Tuesdays throughout 2016 to discuss matters like these. […]

Civil Religion Series: Post-War Alignments

Civil Religion, part ten Post-War Alignments Presidential election years in the U.S. provide American Christians an opportunity to reflect upon our faith and how it applies to our lives as citizens and to the public issues that affect us all. We are taking many Tuesdays throughout 2016 to discuss matters like these. At this point […]

iMonk Authors Week: Jeff Dunn

iMonk Authors Week I hope you have enjoyed, as much as I have, this week of highlighting authors who write for us here at Internet Monk. I am blessed to partner with many fine, gifted, and faithful writers, who have written books we are happy to recommend. For those of you still getting familiar with the […]