February 26, 2017

Saturday Ramblings 12.25.10

Merry Christmas! It is Christmas Day everywhere that Internet Monk is read. Even in Ireland, where every day is Christmas for Martha. Even in Maine, where Joanie D and Ted keep Moxie in business by drinking it by the case. And … [Continue reading...]

Merry Christmas!

See, amid the winter's snow, Born for us on Earth below, See, the tender Lamb appears, Promised from eternal years. Hail, thou ever blessed morn, Hail redemption's happy dawn, Sing through all Jerusalem, Christ is born in … [Continue reading...]

An Ordinary Night

By Chaplain Mike It was an ordinary night. If you stop to think about it, how could it have been anything else? Days and nights proceed in a generally predictable fashion. Things happen in this world. Some of those things … [Continue reading...]

Difficult Scriptures: Luke 1: 26-38

26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee,27 to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. 28 Gabriel … [Continue reading...]

Christian Protection Racket

“I heard you had a really big Christmas parade in Tulsa.” I was enjoying a few days this past week with my parents in Ohio when Mom shared this with me. “No, Mom, it really wasn’t that big.” “Well, I heard … [Continue reading...]

Paul’s Disappointing Approach to the Christian Life

By Chaplain Mike Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. Then people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will … [Continue reading...]

Programs Make Me Kranky

By Chaplain Mike For years, I spent a significant portion of my work life as a minister planning, creating, organizing, advertising, and presenting programs. For starters, each Sunday in our non-denominational church was a … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: An Ideal Evangelicalism?

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From December 14, 2008 Note from CM: In the light of Michael Bell's thought-provoking and discussion-inducing post of yesterday, I thought this classic Michael Spencer post could aid us in … [Continue reading...]

Escaping the Post-Evangelical Wilderness?

Michael Spencer wrote a post a couple of years ago entitled "Happy Enough Protestant". It was his response to many inquiries as to why he did not convert to Roman Catholicism. While Michael was a "Happy Enough Protestant", he … [Continue reading...]

3-D Christmas

By Chaplain Mike You just can't stop technology. And apparently you can't stop evangelicals from thinking that every new or improved technology that comes along should be used to "advance the Gospel." And so we learn that … [Continue reading...]