April 22, 2018

“The Looming Tower” on 9/11’s Aftermath

By Chaplain Mike One way I thought about the tenth anniversary of 9/11 this week was to read Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. I hope to do a review tomorrow; for … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 9.10.11

This has been a busy week here at the iMonastery. We have gotten ourselves into no end of trouble, but that is not unusual for the iMonks. In doing so---as usual---we have missed out on some, er, interesting news stories. Now is … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Michael Spencer’s Early Response to 9/11

UPDATE: We have had some good lively discussion so far. But I would like to remind us that the point of this post is NOT so much to analyze what Michael thought in the days following 9/11, but rather to use his thoughts as a … [Continue reading...]

In Love’s Service Only Wounded Soldiers Can Serve: A New Yorker’s Reflections on 9/11

Guest Post by R-J Heijmen Note from CM: Mockingbird is one of the finest, most interesting blogs you will read on the web right now. Their ministry is located in Charlottesville, VA, but for the first three years of operations, … [Continue reading...]

How 9/11 Changed Me

In September of 2001 I was working for a Christian book publisher in Tulsa as editorial director of a brand new imprint. We were all very busy with our first list---our first books published under the new name. There were 350 … [Continue reading...]

9/11 — Uncertainty

2001 "Did you guys hear this on the radio?" my friend Paul says, walking into the office to start a new day at work. "They're saying some guy flew a plane into one of the World Trade Center towers." The rest of the office … [Continue reading...]

I Still Struggle to Speak of 9/11

By Chaplain Mike On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, I ate breakfast with the pastor with whom I used to work as an associate. We met at our favorite restaurant, the one we used to joke about as a "second office" for people … [Continue reading...]

9/11 — Reflections on Disappointing Reactions

Note from CM: Regular iMonk readers will recognize the voice of Eagle, one of the faithful members of our online discussion community. Eagle says he is an agnostic, and he has certainly been through the wringer when it comes to … [Continue reading...]

How Did 9/11 Affect Christian Faith in the U.S.?

By Chaplain Mike As the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 approaches, I have been reading articles that discuss how this event has affected the church and people of faith in the U.S. What do you think? In general, do … [Continue reading...]

September 12, 2011

NOTE from CM: I was scheduled to fly to Kyrgyzstan in central Asia a week after September 11, 2001, to visit our friends and missionaries, Andy and Damaris Zehner. Because of flight restrictions imposed after the attacks, I had to … [Continue reading...]