January 23, 2017

Peterson on Jesus as the Way

By Chaplain Mike Yesterday, in the light of our "Disney-ization" post, a friend reminded me of an interview Eugene Peterson did with Christianity Today's Mark Galli back in 2005 called, "Spirituality for All the Wrong … [Continue reading...]

The Real “Santa Claus”

By Chaplain Mike In this morning's post, we talked about the difference between Biblical Christianity and the "Disney-ized" version so prevalent in America today. Another example of turning a classic tale into a shallow, … [Continue reading...]

From The Publisher

Chaplain Mike's recent post on the Disney-ization of faith has created quite a firestorm of responses. We welcome (most) all voices here at the iMonastery, and are glad we can be a home for the discussion, both measured and … [Continue reading...]

The Disney-ization of Faith

By Chaplain Mike NOTE from CM: Comments on this post are closed. Please join us on current posts for further discussion. Let me say it right from the beginning -- I have always enjoyed Disney movies and characters. From my … [Continue reading...]

Christ’s Good Works and Mine

By Chaplain Mike The Advent and Christmas season is traditionally a time for participating in good works and giving to those around us. For your contemplation today, here is a passage from one of Martin Luther's Advent sermons … [Continue reading...]

Advent II—How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

Note from CM: As we light the second Advent candle, we thank God for his gift of peace. Ephesians 2 speaks of the peace Christ brings to those far and near, calling them together into the one household of God (Eph 2:11-22). Thanks … [Continue reading...]

The New Liturgical Gangstas (4)

Today, we present the fourth installment renewing IM’s popular feature, “The Liturgical Gangstas,” a panel discussion involving representatives from different liturgical traditions who will be answering questions regarding … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 12.3.10

December? December already? Why didn't someone warn me? I need to get started on my Christmas shopping. Chaplain Mike wants an Ernie Banks bobblehead. Adam Palmer wants a Tom Brady bobblehead. Mike Bell wants a Gordie Howe … [Continue reading...]

And One Final List of Christmas Favorites

Yesterday, Jeff and I posted lists of some favorite Christmas albums. Music is such an important part of the Advent and Christmas season! I got into a habit early in our adult life of buying Christmas CD's as gifts to mark my … [Continue reading...]

Farewell to a Childhood Hero

By Chaplain Mike Ronald Edward Santo (1940-2010) One of the greatest Chicago Cubs of all time. The following is the theatrical trailer for the film, This Old Cub, a tribute to Santo written by his son Jeff, celebrating … [Continue reading...]