July 20, 2018

Big Butter Jesus, Part Two

Editor’s note: Many were offended earlier this week when Chaplain Mike wrote about the statue outside of Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio burning down. Chaplain Mike referred back to a quote from John Piper, and some were upset that we would dare to touch the “third rail” by being even slightly critical of Piper. […]

Courage The Cowardly Christian

“Hello, my name is Jeff, and I am a spiritual coward.” (Chorus) “Hi, Jeff.” This is me, a spiritual coward. It is not easy for me to admit this, and many who know me might question the accuracy or sincerity of this tag. But it’s most certainly true. Those who know me may say, “But […]

Reviewers Wanted

If you have read Michael Spencer’s Mere Churchianity: Finding Your Way Back to Jesus-Shaped Spirituality, would you consider writing a review for it on Amazon? The more reviews, the better. Of course we want you to be honest in your assessment of the book, and rank it as you see fit. And if you haven’t […]

It’s Here!

When Michael Spencer and I first discussed the book he would write, I asked him, “If you could only write one book in your life, what would it be?’ He never hesitated. “I would write about Jesus-shaped spirituality.” As it turned out, Michael was only able to write one book in his life. And today, […]

Reds Roundup–Oh Were Those Good Ribs!

The first annual Internet Monk Day At The Reds was a rousing success! Well, except for the fact the Reds lost to the Kansas City Royals. (Did you know everything’s up-to-date in Kansas City? They’ve gone about as far as they can go…) The Reds’ bullpen melted down in the seventh and eighth innings, no […]

Saturday Ramblings 6.12.10

What a wild and wacky week it’s been here at the iMonastery! You all have kicked up quite a bit of dust–which means we have some cleaning up to do. So if you will pardon me, I will get the broom and dustpan to sweep up the leftover Saturday Ramblings. You may have heard that […]

Sailing In Deep Waters

If I had a boat I’d go out on the ocean And if I had a pony I’d ride him on my boat And we could all together Go out on the ocean Me upon my pony on my boat Lyle Lovett, If I Had A Boat The walls of college dorm rooms, at least […]

Saturday Ramblings 6.5.10

My, what a fun week it’s been here at the iMonk ranch. We have been busy little beavers, and have left quite a mess around the place. So if you will indulge us for a bit, we will gather up all of the loose bits and toss them in the box we call Saturday Ramblings. […]

It’s Here! (Part One)

The day many of us have been waiting for is here: Michael Spencer’s Mere Churchianity is now available as an eBook. Those of you who have eBook readers such as the Amazon Kindle, iPod Touch or iPad, Barnes and Noble Nook or Sony Reader can download Mere Churchianity as of today. Download it now, get […]

Saturday Ramblings 5.29.10

Let’s see … yesterday was Friday, tomorrow is Sunday–even in Nebraska. That must mean it’s time for Saturday Ramblings, our effort to wipe the calendar clean of all the things we missed from this week. As St. Paul Harvey would say, Stand by for news! Collin Hansen has a report on “Why Johnny Can’t Read […]