October 26, 2016

Mark Galli Uncovers Our Mixed Motives

By Chaplain Mike Mark Galli is one of those writers that seems to have insight into my soul. Almost every article or book of his that I read resonates deeply within me. Case in point, his current article in CT, … [Continue reading...]

Reformation Day Rock

By Chaplain Mike Thanks to a status update on Facebook by friend Bill Cwirla, Lutheran pastor extraordinaire and IM Liturgical Gangsta, I discovered a great YouTube channel called History for Music Lovers by historyteachers … [Continue reading...]

Reformation Sunday

By Chaplain Mike The Festival of the Reformation Reformation Day is a liturgical festival celebrated by Lutheran and Reformed churches on the final Sunday in October. It commemorates Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses on door … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: The Great Pumpkin Proposes a Toast

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Undated The following toast was taped at the 4,231st Halloween Dance and Potluck, held this year in the basement of the Salem, Masachusetts City Hall. The guest toastmaster was The Great … [Continue reading...]

A Conference for You!

By Chaplain Mike We don't normally advertise conferences around here, but I came across one recently that made me think, "Now there's a conference I'd like to sit in on." It's called: "Galileo Was Wrong, The Church Was … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 10.30.10

Happy Halloween, fellow monks. Here at the iMonastery, we have a strict rule: No costume, no candy. And believe me, we are candy fools here. Chaplain Mike hardly ever takes his costume off. Canadian monk Mike Bell scared his all … [Continue reading...]

Concerning Halloween by James B. Jordan

Note from Chaplain Mike: This was Michael Spencer's favorite article on Halloween. Thanks to James B. Jordan for giving us permission to reprint it as we prepare to celebrate our first Halloween since Michael's death. It has … [Continue reading...]

The New Liturgical Gangstas (3)

Today, we present the third installment renewing IM’s popular feature, “The Liturgical Gangstas,” a panel discussion involving representatives from different liturgical traditions who will be answering questions regarding … [Continue reading...]

Difficult Scriptures: Matthew 27: 50-53

Then Jesus shouted out again, and he released his spirit.  At that moment the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, rocks split apart,  and tombs opened. The bodies of … [Continue reading...]

Writers’ Roundtable–Halloween Edition

Boo! Ok, so that didn't scare you. Maybe this will. I have five of the six iMonk writers sitting around a table right now, and they all look very scary. And Adam hasn't even put on his mask yet. We wanted to have some fun … [Continue reading...]