October 26, 2016

Open Mic: September 2016

Open Mic: September 22, 2016 It has been awhile since we’ve hosted an Open Mic day, but today provides a good opportunity for one. I’ll be playing in the annual Daniel Mercer Foundation charity golf tournament to support youth services here in our area. Daniel was a young man in our community who died ten […]

Open Mic, Summer Edition

Open Mic, Summer Edition Today we offer you the chance to participate in an Open Mic. And since we’re in the midst of the summer season, I thought maybe I’d prime the pump a little bit by asking a few questions. Before I do, let me say that I want this to be a truly Open Mic, so you […]

Open Mic: May 2016 (New folks, come join us!)

Open Mic, with a special invitation to new commenters. It has been awhile since we’ve done an Open Mic. It has also been some time since we’ve extended a specific invitation to those who are new to Internet Monk, or who read but rarely comment. An Open Forum is an opportunity for you to choose a topic […]

Open Mic: January 6, 2016

A blessed Epiphany to you, and welcome to the first Open Mic of 2016. For any who might be new to Internet Monk, several times throughout the year, we throw the doors open and invite any and all to come and participate in conversation on topics of their choosing. We always hope that new readers and […]

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 […]