March 28, 2017

Open Mic: Teaching about Creation

By Chaplain Mike Internet Monk reader Ben sent in the following question, asking for counsel from our IM community. Dear Chaplain Mike, On Friday, I’ve got 30 minutes to talk to a group of 11-13 year-olds about … [Continue reading...]

For Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day, from Chaplain Mike For Gail and my family, and all our friends everywhere. … [Continue reading...]

A Letter from Gilead

By Chaplain Mike My dearest children, This weekend I had the profound pleasure to visit with the Rev. John Ames, a Congregational minister from Gilead, Iowa. He came to my attention and told me his stories through Marilynne … [Continue reading...]

Jesus Teaches God’s Laws

By Chaplain Mike Today's Gospel: Matthew 5:21-37 what kind of world would it be... if we heard his laws with diff'rent ears if we heard them not as classroom rules designed to keep us all in line -- sit up straight eyes … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: “I Forgive Myself” — The Hardest Word?

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From Feb 19, 2008 One of the things I really don’t like about run-of-the-mill evangelical spirituality is the assumption that we’re all basically clones of each other. Cheerful … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 2.12.11

So, have you finished all of your leftover Superb Owl snacks yet? Have you taken down your Superb Owl decorations? Had enough football? Had enough of us referring to the Big Game as the Superb Owl? Well, sports fans, here is some … [Continue reading...]

One Voice

For your Friday evening listening pleasure... The Wailin' Jennys, "One Voice" … [Continue reading...]

Catechism: A Final Word (for now)

By Chaplain Mike A number of years ago, after having read some books by J.I. Packer, including the classic Knowing God, I picked up a small book he had written called, Growing in Christ. It claimed to be a guide to Christian … [Continue reading...]

Our Digital Life: Perils & Possibilities

By Chaplain Mike In our discussions about catechetical teaching this week, issues were raised with respect to this age of digital communication in which we now live. Greg, for example, commented, "...we are facing not just … [Continue reading...]

The Art Of Doing Nothing

Ok, I suppose 25 inches of snow in a week's time will get some to slow down. Here in Oklahoma, it will get us to burrow underground not to be awakened until springtime. (And spring in Oklahoma usually starts in about mid-February, … [Continue reading...]