May 28, 2017

So, You Tell Me

Hi all. Your friendly neighborhood publisher here with a few questions for you. First of all, a great big "thanks" to each of you. Because of your loyalty to visit and spend time on InternetMonk, we are in the top 1000 of all … [Continue reading...]

Difficult Scriptures: Psalm 46:10

"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth" (Psalm 46:10, NIV) What is so difficult about this Scripture? I mean, the psalmist is saying ... uh, he's telling us to ... … [Continue reading...]

Is It a Pastor?

By Chaplain Mike The goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. - 1Tim 1:5, NASB I have made my views known early and often on the subject of pastoral care, pastoral … [Continue reading...]

A Word about Words

By Chaplain Mike Then [Job's friends] sat down on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights with no one speaking a word to him, for they saw that his pain was very great. • Job 2:11-13 • • • My dear … [Continue reading...]

Is It a Church?

By Chaplain Mike Damaris sent me a link to an article that appeared in our local Indianapolis paper the other day. You can read it HERE. The title on the web-edition was, "Brownsburg Church Promotes God as an Expert on Sex." … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic: Teaching about Creation

By Chaplain Mike Internet Monk reader Ben sent in the following question, asking for counsel from our IM community. Dear Chaplain Mike, On Friday, I’ve got 30 minutes to talk to a group of 11-13 year-olds about … [Continue reading...]

For Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day, from Chaplain Mike For Gail and my family, and all our friends everywhere. … [Continue reading...]

A Letter from Gilead

By Chaplain Mike My dearest children, This weekend I had the profound pleasure to visit with the Rev. John Ames, a Congregational minister from Gilead, Iowa. He came to my attention and told me his stories through Marilynne … [Continue reading...]

Jesus Teaches God’s Laws

By Chaplain Mike Today's Gospel: Matthew 5:21-37 what kind of world would it be... if we heard his laws with diff'rent ears if we heard them not as classroom rules designed to keep us all in line -- sit up straight eyes … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: “I Forgive Myself” — The Hardest Word?

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From Feb 19, 2008 One of the things I really don’t like about run-of-the-mill evangelical spirituality is the assumption that we’re all basically clones of each other. Cheerful … [Continue reading...]