August 3, 2015

Miguel Ruiz: New light on the oldest profession

Note from CM: After thinking about the way many Christians today devise their moral theology, our friend Miguel offers a “modest proposal” about reconsidering “the oldest profession.” • • • The history of Christianity is a twisted tale of conflict over sexuality and the suppression of those who dissent the party line on bedroom ethics.  […]

Another Look: That for which every heart yearns

This is the time of year a Midwestern boy like me looks forward to with all his heart. It is, without a doubt, the very best time of year. For this is the season when the three most wonderful words in the English language fill the air. Three simple, sublime words. They are everywhere. These […]

Another Look: Group Seeks to Ban Genesis

A Christian group, concerned about moral breakdown in American society, is pushing for a ban on the book of Genesis. A spokesperson for “People Involved in Saving, Securing, and Defending the Old-Fashioned Family” (PISSDOFF), said that decent citizens have come together to protest the publication and distribution of Bibles containing Genesis. They say that our culture cannot […]

Chaplain Mike’s New Year’s Resolutions 2015

In January 2009, Michael Spencer wrote a post containing his New Year’s resolutions. In the same spirit, I offer the following list for 2015. • • • 1. I am breaking off my love affair with you, food. I’m sorry, honey, it’s not you, it’s me. No, really. You’ve never been more beautiful and enticing, […]

Biblical Marriage: BEYOND Traditional

In last Saturday’s Ramblings we had a story about Rick Warren turning the Vatican into a revival meeting in support of Biblical, traditional marriage. He did so with a scintillating 8-point sermon that followed the alphabet . . . . Well, he followed the alphabet until he got to the last point, and then it […]

Monday Monkery – Day after Easter Sunday Edition

Pastor Dan, who does our weekly iMonk Saturday Ramblings, got Holy Saturday off this past weekend so that he could focus on all the special services he was participating in. I remember those marathon occasions from when I was a pastor and I’ll be very surprised if Dan’s not sleeping in today. And tomorrow. But […]

Have I Got a Super Church for You!

Why no one has done this before, I don’t know. But it only makes sense as one of the best ways ever to engage the culture of the U.S. for Christ. Last year, the top four television programs in terms of viewership were: (1) the Super Bowl, (2) the Super Bowl (delayed broadcast), (3) the […]

The New, “Simpler” Way of Christmas Shopping

I can count on one hand the number of times I go “shopping” over the course of a year. Perhaps the following story will explain why. I’m apparently bad at it. Our latest shopping adventure — it started with talk about getting a new coffeemaker. The last few years, Gail and I have taken advantage […]

You Can Sleep In If You Want

We here at InternetMonk like to think we are an indispensable part of your life, and this morning, we are going to prove it by providing you with all the reason you need to skip the madness of early-morning shoppers and allow you to stay in your pajamas inside your warm house. It is the […]

In Preparation for Halloween…

On Thursday, we will post our annual classic Michael Spencer Halloween rant. In preparation for that, let’s look and see what some folks are doing to mark the occasion this year. Burning Bad Bibles From The Telegraph, by Tom Chivers Marc Grizzard, of Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, North Carolina, says that the first […]