September 27, 2016

Difficult Scriptures: Genesis 6:1-4

Well, iMonks, based on the comments we have received for our post regarding life on other planets, it seems you have a curiosity about speculative things, the stuff science fiction is made up of. So here is a verse for you to … [Continue reading...]

I Have To Admit, I Don’t Get It–Part Two

Hear my prayer, O God; Give ear to the words of my mouth. (Psalm 54:2, ESV) You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it. (Matthew 21:22, NLT) They committed themselves to the teaching of the … [Continue reading...]

Is There Life On Other Planets?

So, scientists say they have discovered a planet that orbits a star in an Earth-like manner. And these scientists think that the newly-discovered planet may have both liquid water and an atmosphere, two things necessary to sustain … [Continue reading...]

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...]