November 30, 2015

Open Mic: Faith and Military Service

Yesterday was Veterans Day here in the U.S., a day to thank those who have served our country in the military. I read an interesting piece by Tobin Grant at RNS which suggests that religious people (Christians, in the research) are more likely to be veterans. I don’t know how much stock I put in what’s […]

Open Mic: Calling all caregivers

Note from CM: Thank you all so much for sharing your stories and experiences. As thankless as it may seem some time, caregivers are doing God’s work, the “cup of water” work that Jesus assures us our Father sees and rewards. • • • Calling all caregivers! I am currently working on the third book in […]

Open Forum: What are iMonks reading?

Note from CM: We are devoting this week to reviewing some recent books that have caught my interest and attention. Today will be an Open Forum day for you to share what you have been reading. 📖 What have you been reading lately? What has caught your interest and attention that you would like to share […]

Open Forum (Newbies, please join us!)

Open Forum, with a special invitation to new commenters. It has been awhile since we’ve done an Open Forum. I had a busy weekend working on the book, so I’m running a bit late, and that gives us a good opportunity to have one. As we’ve done with a few past Open Forums, I would […]

Open Forum, with a special invitation to newbies

UPDATE: Thank you so much to all the newer commenters who joined us today! You made my day.  • • • I plan to return to our discussion of John Walton’s book tomorrow and Thursday, God willing, but for today I think we should have an Open Forum. It has been quite a spell since we did, […]

Open Forum: March 4, 2015

I’ve been working my fool head off this week, and simply don’t have time or sense enough to come up with a post today. That means the table is yours, my friends. Today, it’s Open Forum on Internet Monk. The rules are: Use common sense. Follow the law of love. Know when to hold ’em […]

Open Forum — February 4, 2015

We haven’t had a truly open forum for awhile, so let’s have our first free range discussion of 2015 today. An Open Forum means you get to talk about what is interesting you at the moment. This is your chance to bring up topics you would like to discuss with others in the iMonk community, rather than being guided […]

Semi-Open Mic: What conversations should we have in 2015?

Fuller Seminary has a nice page suggesting “15 Conversations the Church Needs to Have in 2015.” In his introduction to this page, seminary president Mark Labberton says, Our faculty are always thinking deeply about the issues, challenges, current events and pressing realities we need to grapple with in order to be the hands and feet […]

Open Forum — September 18, 2014

I will be participating in our annual charity golf tournament for the Daniel Mercer Family Fund today, so I thought it would provide a perfect opportunity to hand the keys to the shop over to you and give you the chance to talk about subjects you’d like to discuss. It would be especially nice to […]

Open Forum — July 16, 2014

While Gail and I enjoy the hospitality of IM reader Ted and his wife here in Maine, I will leave it to you all to come up with today’s topics in an open forum. Be civil. Don’t dominate the discussion. Listen well. Enjoy God’s gift of conversation. If the site holds your comment for some […]