May 5, 2016

Loosing the Captive to Stand Up Straight

Today's Gospel: Luke 13:10-17 According to Luke's portrayal, Jesus' mission was clearly stated: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Review of “Deep Church”

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Originally posted September 15, 2009 "A chastened, invigorated traditionalism, re-rooted in deeper, better soil and paying attention to the younger voices and cultural changes, is the … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings—8.21.10

MOD NOTE: Thanks to Adam Palmer for doing our rambling for us this week! Jeff has taken leave of the iMonastery this week to visit our English friends across the pond (where they have monasteries that are only slightly older … [Continue reading...]

A Simpler Emerging Way

By Chaplain Mike When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "There is still one thing lacking. Sell all that you own and distribute the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." (Luke 18:22, … [Continue reading...]

Difficult Scriptures: Matthew 22:14

14 “For many are called, but few are chosen" (Matthew 22:14, NLT) In last week's Difficult Scriptures, many of you thought the passage too easy. Or, perhaps, you didn't care to dig deeply enough. There was a lot of meat left … [Continue reading...]

IM Book Review: Sacred Pathways

One Size Fits None Review of Sacred Pathways by Gary Thomas We’ve all held up ridiculously sized articles of clothing and scorned their boast that one size fits all, from Linda Hunt to Shaquille O‘Neal.  We know that … [Continue reading...]

A Person of Peace in a Land of Lies

By Chaplain Mike This is the second in our series of "Midweek Psalms." The first psalm in the "Psalms of Ascent," the collection of Psalms that speak of the pilgrimages Israelites took to participate in the feasts in … [Continue reading...]

Where Is “Emerging” Now, and Where Is It Going?

By Chaplain Mike According to Rick Bennett, aka DJ Word, the obituary for the Emerging Movement has already been written: MINNEAPOLIS — The Emerging Church, the controversial Christian movement that inspired many to plant … [Continue reading...]

Convince Me!

By Chaplain Mike OK, you are going to find out today just how cantankerous and out of touch the ol' Chaplain is. The longer I have been a believer in and follower of Jesus, the less I have been attracted to "movements" … [Continue reading...]

The Emerging Movement: Getting the Big Picture

By Chaplain Mike Series Note: This is the first in a series of posts on the Emerging Church, one of the three "streams" that has come forth from the old evangelical coalition. In future weeks, we will discuss the Ancient-Future … [Continue reading...]