September 5, 2015

iMonk Classic: What Is Jesus-Shaped Spirituality?

This weekend, as we mourn Michael Spencer's passing, thank God for the hope of eternal life, and comfort one another in our time of loss, IM will feature classic posts from the Internet Monk. What Is Jesus-Shaped Spirituality? … [Continue reading...]

And Now For Something Completely … The Same

Most words simply convey information or one's feeling at the moment. Then there are words that change one's life. I spoke with Denise Spencer a couple of months before her husband, Michael--the Internet Monk himself--died. I … [Continue reading...]

Tributes to the Internet Monk

Noted by Chaplain Mike. MOD Note: Many readers are contributing links to other tributes in the comments. Thank you! I encourage you to peruse the comments as well as this list. Here is a partial list of remembrances and … [Continue reading...]

Now in Another Wilderness

By Chaplain Mike. I had been wandering in the post-evangelical wilderness for a long time. But I never knew what to call it until I began reading Michael Spencer. And I never knew a genuinely safe place to talk about it until I … [Continue reading...]

Mourning the Passing of a Friend — Some Thoughts

Today's post is by IM First Officer Michael Bell. It was my birthday today, April 5th. Easter Monday. It will be a day that I will now forever remember for two reasons, for my friend Michael Spencer, also passed away today. I … [Continue reading...]

In Memoriam

Dennis Michael Spencer of Oneida, Kentucky died at home on April 5, 2010 after a four-month struggle with cancer. He was 53. Spencer was born September 16, 1956 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan … [Continue reading...]

From the Moderator

Comments have been turned back on for all posts. Thank you for praying for the Spencer family. … [Continue reading...]

Michael Spencer, 1956-2010

I received word tonight that Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk, our friend, passed away in his home in Oneida, KY, in the presence of his family. With them, we mourn his passing. With them, our tears fall. With them, we … [Continue reading...]

Weird Uncle Harry — the Music Video

By Chaplain Mike. Warning: Many of you won't have the stomach to watch more than a few minutes of this. One thing I have always appreciated about Michael is his courage to point out "Christian" craziness and call it for … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic: A Sad but Necessary Discussion

By Chaplain Mike. The Roman Catholic Church is having a nightmare, and can’t wake up. No longer can the clergy sexual abuse problem be passed off as “an American problem.” Recent developments in Ireland, Germany, and … [Continue reading...]