September 26, 2017


By Chaplain Mike Today's Gospel: Luke 24:44-53 On a Facebook status update today, John Michael Talbot wrote: "The Ascension is not really a departure. It is entering into a new more dynamic manner of presence beyond the … [Continue reading...]

Get Ready for the Next Battle

By Chaplain Mike "So, is the Adam and Eve question destined to become a groundbreaking science-and-Scripture dispute, a 21st-century equivalent of the once disturbing proof that the Earth orbits the sun? The potential is … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 6.4.11

Our rambler-in-chief is visiting his family in Ohio this week, so Saturday Ramblings duties have fallen to me, Adam Palmer. Four months ago I was curled up by the fire while two feet of snow fell outside. Today I am curling up … [Continue reading...]

The Liturgical Gangstas Talk about Leisure & Recreation

Presented by Chaplain Mike UPDATE: This just in. Gangsta Joe Boysel has joined the conversation. He said something about being out on a "job." Not sure what that means, but he looked much more relaxed than the last time I saw … [Continue reading...]

A (Very) Short Overview Of The Papacy: Part Deux

Martha of Ireland took us on a short, fun ride through the lives of some of the more colorful Popes this morning. Now she explores the role of Pope in history, as well as the reason we have Popes. I am always enlightened when I … [Continue reading...]

A (Very) Short Overview Of The Papacy

My oh my. I ask Martha to consider writing something on the papacy and she delivers posts that have me both laughing until my sides hurt, and rejoicing in our incredible sovereign God. In Part One, Martha takes a merry romp thru … [Continue reading...]

Guest Post: A Mere Lump of Humanity?

Today's Post is by Adam McHugh Note from Chaplain Mike: Back in March, we reviewed Adam McHugh's fine book, Introverts in the Church. Adam is not only a writer, but also a hospice chaplain. I wrote him and asked if he would … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Pastoral Care of the Dying, Part Two

By Chaplain Mike Here is the second part of Michael Spencer's November 17, 2009 interview with me about "Evangelicals and Pastoral Care of the Dying." (If you are coming to this discussion late, see the introduction to … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Pastoral Care of the Dying

By Chaplain Mike Back on November 17, 2009, I wrote my first post for Internet Monk. Actually, it was an interview that Michael Spencer did with me called,"Chaplain Mike Mercer: Evangelicals And The Pastoral Care of the Dying: … [Continue reading...]

For Memorial Day 2011

By Chaplain Mike I offer this, my favorite music video of all time, on America's Memorial Day, for all who have died because of war, with a prayer that the day will come quickly when all such fighting and dying shall … [Continue reading...]