March 27, 2015

Music Monday: There are years, and there are Years (part 1: 2014)

When it comes to music, there are years, and there are years. 2014 was a year. 2015 looks like it may be a year. Since I didn't do an end-of-the-year review of music in December, I'll write about the first today and we'll focus on … [Continue reading...]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: March 15, 2015

Note from CM: We are only about a month away from the fifth anniversary of Michael Spencer's death. Each Sunday this year we are re-posting some of his encouraging, challenging words. Today we present a longer piece that was first … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings, March 14, 2015

Nazi cows, coming out poly, and Mexican mummy heads. Welcome to the weekend, imonks. Ready to ramble? Strange Headline of the week: Jury awards $150K to employee who feared scanner as “Mark of the Beast." The long-time … [Continue reading...]

Damaris Zehner: Ponderings on Permaculture

It’s almost spring, and I’m reading about gardening.  It’s my yearly ritual to keep hope alive over the winter.  This winter I’ve focused on permaculture.   I like permaculture because it deals with growing things in a sustainable … [Continue reading...]

Mud season and me

These are the ugly days. Before the new season springs forth in delicate color and texture, the world looks like a frat house the day after. The grass is patchy, brown and nubby, and with every step comes the possibility … [Continue reading...]

Fundamentalist Toxicity

Fundamentalism is a problem, no matter what kind it is. Aurora Dagny (a pseudonym) has written an article for The McGill Daily called, "Everything is problematic," in which she tells her story about her involvement in radical … [Continue reading...]

Forget “engaging the culture”

Yesterday I read an article called, 3 Ways Christians Will Address Cultural Issues in the Coming Years, by Ed Stetzer. Stetzer is one of those people who sits above the vault of the earth and keeps his eyes on the big picture, on … [Continue reading...]

Music Monday: Top Songs for Lent

One of the best resources on the web for pastors, church musicians, and worship leaders is the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. In their Resource Library, I found a page on which four church leaders listed their top ten … [Continue reading...]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: March 8, 2015

Note from CM: In 2015 we will mark five years since the death of Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk. Today, we continue our “Sundays with Michael” series with an excerpt from a post that was originally published in February … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings, March 7, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend.  Let's get ready to rraaaaaaaammmmmmbbbbblllllleeeeee...... The American Kennel Club has released its annual dog popularity ratings.  For the 24th year in a row, the Labrador … [Continue reading...]