September 26, 2017

Expecting Too Much

By Chaplain Mike Christian community is like the Christian's sanctification. It is a gift of God which we cannot claim. Only God knows the real state of our fellowship, of our sanctification. What may appear weak and trifling to … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Review Of Love Wins

It is a popular pastime in our society to deride the entertainment industry for its barrel-scraping lack of original ideas, but sometimes stereotypes exist because they're true. Plus, barnside targets make for easy scores. Take, … [Continue reading...]

Praying To Saints

Martha of Ireland is without a doubt the smartest person I have ever conversed with, even if our conversations all occur through email. Knowing that she is 1) a faithful follower of Jesus, 2) a Catholic, and 3) not afraid to share … [Continue reading...]

Official Historian of the Culture War (for the Right)

By Chaplain Mike What Ken Ham is to evolutionary biology, David Barton is to American history. Ham is not a scientist, nor is Barton a historian. Yet both claim to know and present THE truth about their respective subjects. … [Continue reading...]

Mark Galli on Being Protestant in This Moment

By Chaplain Mike Mark Galli, Senior Managing Editor at Christianity Today, is writing a book that reflects on Rob Bell's controversial Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived. Adam … [Continue reading...]

The “Sermonator” and the Culture of Pizzazz

By Chaplain Mike I cut my teeth as a preacher and pastor in the 1970's and 80's. There were not many evangelical ministers in my circles who, at one time or another, did not have serious schoolboy crushes on Chuck … [Continue reading...]

A Good Weekend

NOTE: Sorry it took me awhile to get to comments and clean out the spammers today. If your response comment got deleted, it's because the whole thing was just too weird to try and explain. Sigh... What is your definition of a … [Continue reading...]

Easter III

By Chaplain Mike Today's Gospel: Luke 24:13-35 road taken friend welcomed hearts broken grief spoken word opened then home guest summoned meal proffered grace offered bread broken eyes opened christ known … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: In the End, God Knows Us (A Meditation for Friends)

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From May 3, 2009 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God... (Galatians 4:9a, ESV) I've been teaching Galatians for over a year, and I happened to cross … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 5.7.11

Welcome to the Mother's Day edition of Saturday Ramblings. All moms who are reading this, thank you. Thank you for all you have done, are doing, are trying to do. Raising kids is no picnic today. Enjoy all the praise given you … [Continue reading...]