November 18, 2017

Difficult Scriptures: 1 Peter 5:8

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8, NASB). The devil? The devil made me do it. Between the devil and the deep blue … [Continue reading...]

A Fight Of Faith

Last year I wrote about struggles I was facing, and compared them with a boxing match. Today, I feel like I am in the twelfth round of a fifteen-rounder.  I thought I would revisit this again. Does anyone else feel as if they are … [Continue reading...]

Worship Music: A Further Discussion

By Chaplain Mike For three Saturdays now, we have posted Michael Spencer's series on "Worship, CCM, and the Worship Music Revolution." A foundation has been laid for further discussion. The American evangelical church has … [Continue reading...]

The Liturgical Gangstas Talk about Church History

Presented by Chaplain Mike Our regular feature with friends from different Christian traditions continues today with a question about the place of church history and traditions in our current practice. There are a couple more … [Continue reading...]

Listening to the Story

By Chaplain Mike Ordinary Time Bible Study The Book of Ruth (3) How Did I Miss That? Dept. Inexplicably, when recommending commentaries on Ruth in an earlier post, I forgot to mention one of the finest: The Book of Ruth … [Continue reading...]

Mike Bell: How My Parents Broke the Mold

By Michael Bell Quick, think of a stereotypical Evangelical. What attributes come to mind? Here are some that you might have come up with. Anti-Union No Movies Lack of concern for the environment Driven by … [Continue reading...]

A Hymn for Ordinary Time (2)

photo © 2010 Rachel Kramer | more info (via: Wylio)By Chaplain Mike One of my favorite melodies is the Gaelic tune BUNESSAN, which most people sing as "Morning Has Broken." Many years ago, we began singing a hymn to this tune … [Continue reading...]


photo © 2009 *n3wjack's world in pixels | more info (via: Wylio)By Chaplain Mike Our top-notch web technician Joe the Plumber has spent all weekend thus far working with our hosting company to restore Internet Monk after a … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Worship, CCM and the Worship Music Revolution (part three)

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Circa 2002 This is the third and final part in our series of classic iMonk posts on worship. You can read or review part one HERE and part two HERE. LEARNING FROM THE … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 7.2.11

One hundred and eight. One. Hundred. Eight. Degrees. I guess I don't mind the heat so much as the fact that we all have to take turns fanning Chaplain Mike. Anyway, it's hot here at the iMonastery and we don't have AC. Reals monks … [Continue reading...]