Hot enough for you, iMonks? Summer arrived here at the iMonastery this week. Mule Chewing Briars, being the new boy here, had to bum some sun screen from Chaplain Mike, while Adam Palmer protected his delicate skin by borrowing Martha’s umbrella. First Lady Denise just shook her head at all of the silliness. Me? I found a shady patch and went to ramblin’…
CNN, the Tampa Bay Times, and the Center for Investigative Reporting teamed together for a year-long investigation into slimy charities. And surprisingly, this time the focus is not on Christian charities. But if you think some Christian charities don’t use the same tactics as these weasels, well, have I mentioned the original Van Gogh I’m willing to let go really cheap?
Southern Baptists wrapped up their annual convention by re-electing Fred Luter as president. He seems to be a good man with a heart for the Gospel. It was also resolved that there would be no call to boycott the Boy Scouts, but it’s ok if a Baptist church or families therein don’t like the Boy Scouts anymore. What? Baptists not calling for a boycott??? Would someone please look outside and see if the world is ending?
adidas wants to use the logo “adizero” for a new line of shoes. But it seems a Chicago-area church beat them to it. Christian Faith Fellowship Church began a campaign in 2006 called “Add-A-Zero” to get people to increase how much they give to the church. I can understand the confusion. Have you seen the price of shoes lately? The last time I went shopping for some tennies, I had to add a zero to what I thought I would spend …
Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby met yesterday for the first time. I’d give a closet-full of adidas shoes to have listened in on that conversation.
Meanwhile, the pope says that, yes, there is a “gay lobby” within the Vatican. Wow. This guy means to make some very big changes, does he not? I wonder if in his spare time he would be interested in being president of the U.S. of A….
And the head of the Russian Orthodox Church is urging monks from his church not to use the internet. Well, of course he would make an exception for InternetMonk …
Just in time for the opening weekend of Man Of Steel, here are ten ways you can know Superman is Jewish.
And finally, in answer to a question you have never even considered asking, Justin Taylor gives us his version of what Jesus looked like. What? He is not the caucasian Jesus with conditioned hair and a neatly trimmed beard we see in all of those wonderful paintings in Christian bookstores? What a surprise.
Happy birthday was the word this last week for Frank Lloyd Wright; Byron “Whizzer” White; Barbara Bush; Joan Rivers; Nancy Sinatra; Chuck Negron; Scott Adams; Cole Porter; Les Paul; Donald Duck; Dick Vitale; Michael J. Fox; Johnny Depp; Saul Bellow; Vince Lombardi; Gene Wilder; George Bush; Junior Brown; Tim Allen; and Donald Trump.
C’mon. You know that Saturday mornings are made for cartoons. Here’s Donald Duck in all his glory. Enjoy.