September 28, 2016

Fr. Ernesto on tradition and old habits

Note from CM: We have often suggested that one of the most fundamental problems in American Christianity, revivalist groups in particular, is lack of appreciation for tradition. Especially the "Great Tradition" of the ancient and … [Continue reading...]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Fourteen

Wednesdays with James Lesson Fourteen: Business Ambitions and Rotting Riches We continue our study in the central section of the Epistle of James. In the body of this encyclical, the author takes up the three themes he … [Continue reading...]

Mother Teresa Needs No Defending

Many more people are poor and sick because of the life of MT: Even more will be poor and sick if her example is followed. She was a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud, and a church that officially protects those who violate … [Continue reading...]

Mondays with Michael Spencer: September 5, 2016

Note from CM: I love Labor Day weekend as much as any of the other holiday times during the year here in the U.S. It kicks off fall, my favorite season. It used to signal the beginning of the school year, a blank slate to be … [Continue reading...]

Pic & Poem of the Week: September 4, 2016

(Click picture to see larger image) Loving Working Work was a shining refuge when wind sank its tooth into my mind. Everything we love is going away, drifting – but you could sweep this stretch of floor, this patio or porch, … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings: September 3, 2016 (Labor Day Edition)

In this Labor Day edition of Saturday Ramblings, we honor the men and women who built the intrepid Nash/Rambler/AMC vehicles we feature week in and out here at Internet Monk. Here is a series of pictures from the Kenosha … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: The Life God Is In

Note from CM: Today, I was at a place I hadn't expected to be, in a situation I hadn't anticipated and would not have sought for myself or anyone else. After my time there was over, I took a walk to clear my head, and some … [Continue reading...]

Pete Enns: God, the Helicopter Parent. Not.

Note from CM: Thanks to Pete for allowing us to re-post this good article. I continue to be refreshed by his perspectives on the Bible and how it teaches us. • • • God Isn't the Great Helicopter Parent in the Sky (at least … [Continue reading...]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Thirteen

Wednesdays with James Lesson Thirteen: The Two Ways -- Time to Choose We continue our study in the central section of the Epistle of James. In the body of this encyclical, the author takes up the three themes he introduced in … [Continue reading...]

On Pastors and Phone Calls

Interesting piece at Christianity Today, Karl Vater's blog, called "Why Most Pastors Aren't Answering Your Phone Calls." Vaters notes that ministers have a reputation for not being very good at answering or returning phone … [Continue reading...]