July 27, 2016

What he said to them, and how she answered

By Chaplain Mike As the young couple stood before the minister, dressed in wedding finery, room filled with well-wishers, a life stretched out before them, this is what he said to them. "A reading from 1 Corinthians 13: Love … [Continue reading...]

Why Is Faith So Hard?

I have friends who not long ago risked all on the call of God, and lost everything. Let's call them Seth and Emily. They clearly heard God call them to give up all they had and move to another country for a specific task. (I'm … [Continue reading...]

Violent Faith

We began our look at the subject of faith by asking a simple question: What if Jesus really meant it when he told his disciples things like, "Ask whatever you will in my name and it will be done for you." What if he did not lay … [Continue reading...]

What Makes A Christian?

A story in this past Saturday's Ramblings talked about President Barak Obama's confession of faith in Jesus. He called himself a "Christian by choice." Yet some of this community refuse to believe he is a true believer. Some think … [Continue reading...]

Beasts In The Kingdom

Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?" And the woman said to the serpent, ... … [Continue reading...]

What If He Meant It?

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer (Matthew 21:22 NIV). As parents of teenagers know, it's not the purpose of the errand. It's the opportunity to spend time with a creature who at times seems to be … [Continue reading...]

Lord, Increase Our Faith

I'm an editor by trade. Ok, that's one of the things I do. I have waded through hundreds of manuscripts, fiction and non-fiction, trying to use the right words to help the author say what he really means to say. It's not that … [Continue reading...]

How The Whole Town Threw Us A Wedding

Editor's Note: We typically run a classic post from Michael Spencer at this time on Saturday afternoon. But this essay from Damaris Zehner is just too good to postpone.  We will have a classic post from Michael again next … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 10-2-10

Well, well, well. We have had a busy week here at the iMonk ranch. Many of our posts have collected more than 100 comments from you and yours. Several have had more than 200 responses. My, my---you all have been very busy! It's … [Continue reading...]

Difficult Scriptures: Genesis 6:1-4

Well, iMonks, based on the comments we have received for our post regarding life on other planets, it seems you have a curiosity about speculative things, the stuff science fiction is made up of. So here is a verse for you to … [Continue reading...]