October 19, 2017

A Favorite Children’s Advent/Christmas Book

By Chaplain Mike My entry for a recommended Christmas book is one we read for our children when they were young. It was written by one of my favorite authors, a woman renowned in children’s literature: Madeleine L’Engle. Her award-winning book, A Wrinkle in Time, is a classic that still captures my imagination. L’Engle’s Christmas […]

Some More Of My Favorite Things

I like books. Ok, so that’s not exactly a revelation to those who know me. Saying “I like books” is kind of like saying Dagwood likes sandwiches. I have, well, let’s just say I have a few books. If by “few” we mean “a few thousand,” then we’re on the right track. So it came […]

Ben Hur and the Nativity

Guest Post by Andy Zehner The readers of iMonk can, I’m sure, give a very good account of the theology of the Incarnation and the fulfillment in Christ of Messianic prophesies. Many can recite the second chapter of Luke from “And it came to pass in those days . . .” to “But Mary kept […]

Mark Galli Uncovers Our Mixed Motives

By Chaplain Mike Mark Galli is one of those writers that seems to have insight into my soul. Almost every article or book of his that I read resonates deeply within me. Case in point, his current article in CT, “Insignificant Is Beautiful,” in which Galli asks the question, “Why exactly do we want to […]

Rachel Held Evans Is Going “Biblical”

By Chaplain Mike Friend of IM Rachel Held Evans has announced the project that she will be undertaking over the course of the coming year, which will result in her next book. Right now, she’s calling it “A Year of Biblical Womanhood.” I will let her introduce it via this video: The book won’t be […]

Mourning and Grieving in Community

By Chaplain Mike Note: The following is a transcript of a talk I gave to our hospice team a few years ago. As I promised earlier this week, we will be having several posts on the subject of grief and caring for the bereaved in the next short while. This particular piece shows one of […]

Voices of Friends around the Web

By Chaplain Mike On the sidebar of Internet Monk, we have an extensive and ever-growing list of friends’ blogs and good websites. We encourage you to check them out. We think you’ll agree that they are worth your while. In this post, I will survey a few interesting items I’ve read on some of them […]

Christianity’s Forgotten Man

Allow me to relate two recent incidents as a way of introduction to this book review. The first was on a recent Sunday morning in a church associated with a popular Christian movement (they do not want to be called a “denomination”) located in the midwest. The man who preached is a well-known missionary, a […]

Spiritual Formation: A Place to Begin

By Chaplain Mike A.W. Tozer once wrote, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” This is the Bible’s perspective, as well. “In the beginning, God…” “You shall have no other gods before me (the one true and living God)” “Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our […]

My Five Favorite Non-Fiction Titles

You can put down your Sunday Times Book Review section now. I have your reading list for the next several months right here. Like my list of my five favorite fiction titles, I am going to start off with some honorable mentions. And there is one book in the top five you are going to […]