September 2, 2014

The IM Weekend File 10:25:08

Yes, I owe you all a podcast. I'm working on it. I have to go to Lexington today. I don't do lists of links, but Zoo Station has a fine one. Spend some time there. As election time rolls around, I'm still unimpressed with … [Continue reading...]

A Short List of Troublingly Common Sins

Paul made a lot of sin lists. You know, lists of sins. If you're a preacher or teacher, you've probably used Paul's sin lists a few times as the raw material for a talk or sermon. You've walked through the list, one sin at a … [Continue reading...]

The Internet Monk Annual Halloween Rant

Originally published at the Steve Brown, Etc. Guest Room Blog. You also might enjoy "The Great Pumpkin Proposes a Toast," from deep in the IM archives. Here's a good post on "How to have a great Catholic Halloween." No Protestants … [Continue reading...]

Awake O’ Sleeper

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Arrested by The Word

There was a moment in last week’s House, M.D. that really reached me. (As this show often does. Its portrayal of the human soul is consistently remarkable.) House has been forced to deliver a eulogy at the funeral of his … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic at the iMonk Lounge: What are your examples/dreams of “Miracle on 34th Street Ecumenism?”

If you've read "Miracle on 34th Street Ecumenism," then you know that I'm talking about various traditions, denominations and churches being willing to send their "customers" to the other "store" for what they've lost, left out, … [Continue reading...]

What I’m reading, watching and listening to these days.

Reading: Jesus Wants To Save Christians: A Manifesto for the Church in Exile by Rob Bell and Don Golden. A survey of the Bible’s message using the theme of the “New Exodus,” with lots of application to the current empire. … [Continue reading...]

Both Are True

On the study Bible front:The Hope for Today Bible—featuring notes and encouragement from pastor and author Joel Osteen and his wife, Victoria—is to be released in March by Free Press, an imprint of Simon & … [Continue reading...]

Miracle on 34th Street Ecumenism

I love Christmas movies. We have many great family memories of watching Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas or singing “Sisters” and “Snow” with the cast of White Christmas. I have some personal favorites like almost any … [Continue reading...]

The Issues At Stake

CatholicVote.com has put together a good video on the upcoming election. Well worth your time. (HT to Trevin Wax.) The fact that the candidate choices aren't very attractive to many of us doesn't change the importance of what an … [Continue reading...]