March 30, 2017

Why Jesus? (4, conclusion)

By Chaplain Mike I have found Will Willimon's fine book, Why Jesus?, to be a perfect companion for my Epiphany meditations on Christ's earthly ministry. Today, we'll do one final post. Here are a few more of his vivid, … [Continue reading...]

Ranting And Raving

Warning: I am going to rant. I am going to rant and rave and basically have a fit. If you want something more fun and entertaining, I suggest you check out these amusing Nancy and Sluggo covers. Otherwise, proceed at your own … [Continue reading...]

Why Jesus? (3)

By Chaplain Mike As we discussed last week, we are in the time following Epiphany. These are days to contemplate the earthly ministry of Jesus. Jesus said to Thomas and the other disciples (before the Cross): "Anyone who has … [Continue reading...]

Why Jesus? (2)

By Chaplain Mike Will Willimon's excellent book, Why Jesus?, is an extended meditation on the person and work of Jesus Christ as revealed to us in the Gospels. Taken together, allowed to speak with their delightful … [Continue reading...]

Why Jesus? (1)

By Chaplain Mike I'm eagerly diving into a new book by one of America's great preachers, William Willimon. It's called Why Jesus? I can't wait to share with you my reflections as I read. For this morning, here his opening … [Continue reading...]

Happy Birthday To Our First Lady

Today is Denise Spencer's birthday. All of us here at the iMonastery want to wish Denise the happiest of days. Not only is she a very good friend to each of us, she is a woman who listens to and follows the Lord in all she does. … [Continue reading...]

Liturgy Is Not a “Style”

By Chaplain Mike I hope you will continue to put up with my ongoing journey into understanding the Lutheran way of practicing the Christian faith. In a comment the other day, someone asked if this is now a Lutheran site. Well, … [Continue reading...]

Baptism of Our Lord

By Chaplain Mike Today's Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17 with each step through jordan the water parted wide priests and ark stood on dry ground where once was swelling tide safe through its torrents we all passed in canaan to … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Remembering the Stutterer

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From Jan 3, 2007 Note from CM: If you haven't had a chance to see the film, "The King's Speech," I recommend it to you. It's the story of England's King George VI, who came to the throne … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 1.8.11

Well, the longest "season" of the year is just about to come to a close. Am I talking about the "holiday season" that seems to stretch from Halloween until Boxing Day? Nope. I'm referring to the college football bowl season. I … [Continue reading...]