May 25, 2017

Saturday Ramblings 3.5.11

Pondering the imponderables today. Such as, why do we drive on parkways, but park on driveways? What's with the "interstate" highways in Hawaii? If a cow laughs really hard, will milk come out of her nose? And, most imponderable … [Continue reading...]

Flower

By Chaplain Mike For your Friday evening listening pleasure—Amos Lee. … [Continue reading...]

“What the Soul Is in the Body, Christians Are in the World”

By Chaplain Mike Sometime between about 150 and 225 AD, a writer penned one of most winsome and descriptive commendations of the Christian church ever written. It is called The Epistle to Diognetus. We are not sure today … [Continue reading...]

Update: Ben’s Creation Class

By Chaplain Mike NOTE: Not long ago, iMonk community member Ben S. solicited our advice about teaching a class on creation to a group of young people. He promised us a report, and here it is. You guys rock! Firstly, I'd … [Continue reading...]

Difficult Scriptures

And He was saying to them all, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me" (Luke 9:23, NASB). Perhaps the most difficult thing about this verse is not interpreting it … [Continue reading...]

Walking the Neighborhood

By Chaplain Mike I am currently reading Eugene Peterson's The Pastor: A Memoir. Soon, Jeff and I will post a discussion on this remarkable retrospective from two points of view: that of a pastor and a parishioner. Today, I … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Those Magnificent Young Men in Their Pastoring Machines (4)

Part Four (conclusion) of a series on pastoral ministry, featuring a classic Michael Spencer post. I've Got A Question Are pastors called to be church growth "entrepreneurs?" The contemporary pastorate … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Those Magnificent Young Men in Their Pastoring Machines (3)

Part Three of a series on pastoral ministry, featuring a classic Michael Spencer post. What's Not to Like? As I have met and listened to these young pastors, I have been occaisonally impressed, but … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Those Magnificent Young Men in Their Pastoring Machines (2)

Part two of a series on pastoral ministry, featuring a classic post by Michael Spencer Those Who Can’t, Teach My own seminary training was an example. I came from a church where the pastor was the … [Continue reading...]

To Do or Not to Do

We’ve had a lot of good discussion recently.  Jeff Dunn wrote about the extravagance of grace, about the freedom from the jail of death and sin that Jesus gives us.  Many of you appreciated his expression of the Good News; you … [Continue reading...]