August 24, 2016

Update From The Publisher

Howdy, iMonks! This is your friendly Internet Monk publisher stopping in to share a few of the fun goings-on here at the iMonastery. I hope all is well with you, and I cannot thank you enough for being a part of our … [Continue reading...]

Tidying up before taking a break

By Chaplain Mike For about a week or so, I will be taking my leave of the iMonastery and venturing out to do a few other important things. The eminently capable, immaculately dressed, and incomparably qualified Very Right … [Continue reading...]

The New Liturgical Gangstas (2)

Today, we present our second installment in our renewal of IM’s popular feature, “The Liturgical Gangstas,” a panel discussion involving representatives from different liturgical traditions who will be answering questions … [Continue reading...]

I have to admit: I don’t get it

By Chaplain Mike This is all kind of off the top of my head, so take it for what it is -- an impromptu rant. OK, this may seem like a weird thing to talk about, but I'm going to anyway. I'm sure most people don't even think … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic: What Are You Hearing about Hell?

By Chaplain Mike Yesterday's Gospel story of Lazarus and the rich man raised some of the usual questions about the afterlife, the judgment, heaven and hell, and the eternal destinies of humans. Today, over at Jesus Creed … [Continue reading...]

Spiritual Formation: The Plain, Hard Truth

By Chaplain Mike And now for the bad news . . . In the final analysis, there is only one thing that enables us to grow in Christ. Few are willing to put it that starkly. In fact, I think there is so much false … [Continue reading...]

“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your heart”

By Chaplain Mike Today's Gospel— Luke 16:19-31 This story is the climax of a series of pericopes that represent a prominent theme in Luke's Gospel. Many have called it "The Great Reversal." This theme is introduced in … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Confession

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Originally posted Oct 13, 2008 MOD Note: One spiritual practice commanded in Scripture and little emphasized today in evangelical practice is the confession of sins. 1John 1, on the … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 9.25.10

Saturday? It's Saturday already? Didn't we just have a Saturday last week? Well what are we waiting for? Are you ready to ramble? And have you ever seen a paragraph where every sentence ends in a question mark? The Apostle Paul … [Continue reading...]

You Can’t Shake Jesus

By Chaplain Mike After a busy week of intense posts, here's a moment of music for your enjoyment and encouragement. This is a live performance of a song from Ricky Skaggs' new album, Mosaic. … [Continue reading...]