December 7, 2016

Advent Pic and Cantata of the Week

ADVENT I Bach Cantata BWV 36, "Soar in your joy" ♕ Auch mit gedämpften, schwachen Stimmen Wird Gottes Majestät verehrt. Denn schallet nur der Geist darbei, So ist ihm solches ein Geschrei, Das er im Himmel selber … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings: November 26, 2016

RAMBLER OF THE WEEK Tomorrow marks the first Sunday in Advent, the beginning of a new liturgical year for Christians. During this year, we here at Internet Monk will be exploring many of Bach's cantatas on Sundays. I thought it … [Continue reading...]

IM Gift Guide 2016 — Part One: Books

IM Gift Guide 2016 -- Part One: Books If you haven't made up your Christmas wish list yet, here are a few items we recommend for gift-receiving and giving this year. The links in today's post and in most posts throughout the … [Continue reading...]

Thanksgiving Prayer 2016

A Prayer of Thanks Thank you, Lord, In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit… For life itself, the gift I take most for granted. For my baptism and introduction to the Gospel when, as an infant, all I could do was … [Continue reading...]

Mike the Geologist: On the Grand Canyon and the Flood (4)

Previous posts in the series: On the Grand Canyon and the Flood (1) On the Grand Canyon and the Flood (2) On the Grand Canyon and the Flood (3) • • • The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth: Can Noah’s Flood … [Continue reading...]

Ron Rolheiser on Gratitude

Gratitude the Basic Virtue (an excerpt) by Ron Rolheiser There’s a Jewish folk-tale which runs something like this: There once was a young man who aspired to great holiness. After some time at working to achieve it, he went … [Continue reading...]

Sermon: Though the Wrong Seems Oft So Strong

SERMON: Tho' the Wrong Seems Oft So Strong Christ the King Sunday Prayer of the Day O God, our true life, to serve you is freedom, and to know you is unending joy. We worship you, we glorify you, we give thanks to you for your … [Continue reading...]

Pic & Poem of the Week: November 20, 2016

(Click on picture for larger image) • • • Living Water The green water of the pond is bumpy with fish Whose round mouths snap at flies stuck In the spider webs strung between rushes – Wet spider webs drooping with … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings: November 19, 2016

RAMBLER OF THE WEEK Our Rambler of the Week award goes to Congressman John Lewis, who was awarded the National Book Award, honoring his graphic novel for young people, called March: Book Three. the final installment in his … [Continue reading...]

Fridays with Michael Spencer: Nov. 18, 2016

Note from CM: An iMonk classic, and one of Michael's very best and most personal pieces. • • • The Boat In The Backyard A father’s depression and a boy who finally understands by Michael Spencer Why are you cast down, O my … [Continue reading...]