November 19, 2017

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...]

There Must Be a Reason?

photo © 2010 Peretz Partensky | more info (via: Wylio)By Chaplain Mike I was reading through some of the Archives and came across a couple of paragraphs by Michael that got my attention in the context of where I am personally … [Continue reading...]

My Problem With God’s Will

“God’s will is a profound and holy mystery, and the fact that we live our everyday lives engulfed in this mystery should not lead us to underestimate its holiness. We dwell in the will of God as in a sanctuary … it takes the … [Continue reading...]

Swim Or Float? Guess What God Wants From Us

If you have read my essays over the last year or two, you will notice a common theme running through them. I am learning to trust God. Yes, after nearly 38 years as a Christian, I am finally learning to let go of my need to … [Continue reading...]

Updating Updates

For my 20th college reunion in 2000 we invited Brother Bob Stamps to come speak to us. Bro. Bob was our chaplain back in the 1970s, and he is still much-loved by those who were in school during that time. When he got up at our … [Continue reading...]

Second Quarter Listening Report

By Chaplain Mike It is time for my quarterly update on new popular music to which I've been listening. I don't have a lot of money to spend on music, so I try to pick and choose what to put on my iPod. Like everyone, I have my … [Continue reading...]

Guest Post: Allen Krell on Evangelicals and Lutherans

Today's post is from friend of iMonk, Allen Krell. Note from CM: I enjoy getting comments from readers who have their own blogs. I often travel over to their sites to get a better feeling for who they are and what perspectives … [Continue reading...]

Major Megachurch Maniacal Missional Madness!

By Chaplain Mike Headline from Christianity Today: "Multi-Site Churches Go Interstate." Subject: Megachurches are now expanding beyond their localities and regions to other cities and states. Example: "Pastor Mark … [Continue reading...]

Lady Wisdom’s Five Fair Daughters

By Chaplain Mike Ordinary Time Bible Study 2011 The Book of Ruth (2) Series Introduction (in case you missed it last time) During Ordinary Time this summer, we will have a weekly Bible study on the Book of Ruth. I think … [Continue reading...]

IM Film Review: The Tree of Life

By Chaplain Mike "There are two ways through life: the way of nature, and the way of Grace. You have to choose which one you'll follow.... Grace doesn't try to please itself. Accepts being slighted, forgotten, disliked. Accepts … [Continue reading...]