October 17, 2017

The Parish System

By Chaplain Mike Apparently, American Christians are not the only ones plagued by the spirit of “consumerism” when it comes to their commitment to a local church. This cartoon is taken from the Dave Walker Guide to the Church, published by Canterbury Press. It originally appeared in the Church Times.

That for which Every Heart Yearns

By Chaplain Mike This is the time of year a Midwestern boy like me looks forward to with all his heart. It is, without a doubt, the very best time of year. For this is the season when the three most wonderful words in the English language fill the air. Three simple, sublime words. They […]

iMonk News Headlines (July 2011)

iMonk News Headlines (JULY 2011) A *TFC Production We start the week off here at iMonk with a look at some of the more interesting stories taking place recently in the world of religion. • • • Pastor Joins His Own Satellite Campus Dallas, TX. “Pastors need to get fed too.” That is why Rev. […]

Group Seeks Genesis Ban

By Chaplain Mike A Christian group, concerned about moral breakdown in American society, is pushing for a ban on the book of Genesis. A spokesperson for “People Involved in Saving, Securing, and Defending the Old-Fashioned Family” (PISSDOFF), said that decent citizens have come together to protest the publication and distribution of Bibles containing Genesis. They […]

James MacDonald Needs a Business Meeting

By Chaplain Mike James MacDonald and I both graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1988. He went on to become a successful pastor, author, and radio teacher. I went on to . . . well, let’s just say, a less illustrious career. So, I will leave it to you as to who has more […]

My Last Post . . . Ever!

By Chaplain Mike After 6pm tomorrow night, I will either be “caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air” (1Thess 4:17), or so busy dealing with the aftermath of The Global Earthquake that will shake the world, that I will not have time for blogging. And since I have decided not […]

This May Be What You Heard in Church on Sunday

By Chaplain Mike I was watching an old favorite movie the other day, and thought for a moment I was in church. Given the state of preaching in many churches today, the sentiments of this famous speech may well represent what you heard from the pulpit…er…stage this morning. World without end. Amen.

Real Football

By Chaplain Mike Don’t want to leave out our international readers with all this talk of football. Of course, in most parts of the world, what we play is called “American” football, to distinguish it from real football, known here in the U.S. as “soccer.” Genuine football’s long and glorious history was well-represented in this […]

Holy Week 2011

By Chaplain Mike Note: certain words have been rendered in Swahili to pass the censors’ muster. Last year, we here in Indianapolis celebrated Holy Week with renewed faith and hope. All week long we prayed and focused our attention on the Great Day to come, when victory would be revealed. Each day, we had fellowship […]

A Conference for You!

By Chaplain Mike We don’t normally advertise conferences around here, but I came across one recently that made me think, “Now there’s a conference I’d like to sit in on.” It’s called: “Galileo Was Wrong, The Church Was Right—The First Annual Catholic Conference on Geocentrism.” It will be held right here in the great state […]