August 20, 2017

7th Sunday after Trinity: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) • • • One of Bach's cantatas for Trinity 7, Cantata BWV 187 -- "Es wartet alles auf dish" (These all wait upon Thee) -- is a celebration of God's loving care for creation. Making use of texts … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Brunch: July 29, 2017

THE INTERNET MONK SATURDAY BRUNCH ”It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” NEWS OF THE WEEK This … [Continue reading...]

Fridays with Damaris Zehner: Another Look — Christians Need More Enemies

Note from CM: Today's repost is the first that Damaris wrote for us at IM, back in 2010. Readers could see her insight and prodigious writing talent from the very beginning, and I'm glad she's been able to continue with us over … [Continue reading...]

Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science. A review of the book by Mike “Science Mike” McHargue. Part 4.

Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science • Part 4 In the world of nerdery, just like any sub-culture, there are the elites.  Elite nerds are computer savvy, science aficionados, and … [Continue reading...]

Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians – Friends in the Gospel (6)

Ordinary Time Bible Study Philippians: Friends in the Gospel Study Six Note: When passages are quoted at the beginning of new sections, I will be using The Message translation because of its conversational, friendly tone. You … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: The IM Interview with Chaplain Mike (2)

Note from CM: Before I started writing for Internet Monk, Michael Spencer asked me to do an interview about Evangelicals and Pastoral Care for the Dying. I’m working on some upcoming posts about using the Bible in ministry and … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: The IM Interview with Chaplain Mike (1)

Note from CM: Before I started writing for Internet Monk, Michael Spencer asked me to do an interview about Evangelicals and Pastoral Care for the Dying. I'm working on some upcoming posts about using the Bible in ministry and … [Continue reading...]

6th Sunday after Trinity: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) • • • Today we feature Bach's quintessential "Lutheran" cantata, "Es ist das Heil uns kommen her," (Salvation has come to us, BWV 9). The gossamer sound of the opening movement disguises the … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Brunch: July 22, 2017 — Summer Pleasures Edition

THE INTERNET MONK SATURDAY BRUNCH ”It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.”  SUMMER PLEASURES Today … [Continue reading...]

Friday with Michael Spencer: Some “Culture” Quotes

Note from CM: In the light of another wave of evangelical culture war angst regarding the LGBTQ discussion, I thought a few direct and common sense thoughts from Michael Spencer might be in order today. • • • Picking and … [Continue reading...]