April 23, 2014

Saturday Ramblings, April 5, 2014

Happy April, imonkers.  Tuesday was April Fool’s Day.  Did you pull any pranks?  Have any pulled on you?  Do share in the comments. Make them up if you have to. I have a friend who calls April 1 the Atheist Holiday (referencing … [Continue reading...]

What Hill Are You Willing To Die On?

Thanks for a good discussion. Comments now closed. Since I wrote last week about the World Vision decisions on their hiring policy, a number of writers have contributed their thoughts to the issue. One post by Tony Campolo … [Continue reading...]

Damaris Zehner: Why I Garden

Why I Garden Damaris Zehner What force is it that every year pushes upward from the pod, believing in foliage, flower, and fruit, believing that this year perfection will be reached? I’m not stupid. I can remember that … [Continue reading...]

“Slow Church” Article & Book Excerpt

Chris Smith and friends are hosting the Slow Church Conference here in Indy this week, and I know at least one faithful Internet Monk reader who will be attending. I hope to catch up with David, author of yesterday's post, for … [Continue reading...]

Open Forum – April 2, 2014

The other day we invited everyone to the table here at iMonk and set down some simple guidelines for interaction. Today we'll give you room to have your own conversations. An Open Forum means you get to talk about what is … [Continue reading...]

David Cornwell: Why Christians Have Children

Moving beyond the obvious, have you given serious thought as to why we have children? What difference does it make that we are Christian? Did you and your spouse discuss this ahead of time? What part in your decision did, or will, … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Table Manners

Whenever two people come together and their behavior affects one another, you have etiquette. - Emily Post * * * Welcome to Internet Monk. This blog, started by Michael Spencer many moons ago, began as a way for Michael to … [Continue reading...]

Our Life and Witness: Local, Quiet, Pastoral

9 But we don’t need to write to you about the importance of loving each other, for God himself has taught you to love one another. 10 Indeed, you already show your love for all the believers throughout Macedonia. Even so, dear … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings, March 29, 2014

Hello, imonk family.  I hope it is starting to get warm wherever you live. Several of the imonk writers (myself, Chaplain Mike, Lisa Dye, Damaris Zehner and Joe the Plumber) were let out the asylum long enough to meet for … [Continue reading...]


Let me be clear. This post is not about homosexuality. This post is not about what the Bible does or does not say about the topic. This post is not about the rightness or wrongness of the decision of World Vision USA to open up … [Continue reading...]