April 23, 2018

iMonk Classic: Those Magnificent Young Men in Their Pastoring Machines (2)

Part two of a series on pastoral ministry, featuring a classic post by Michael Spencer Those Who Can’t, Teach My own seminary training was an example. I came from a church where the pastor was the … [Continue reading...]

To Do or Not to Do

We’ve had a lot of good discussion recently.  Jeff Dunn wrote about the extravagance of grace, about the freedom from the jail of death and sin that Jesus gives us.  Many of you appreciated his expression of the Good News; you … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Those Magnificent Young Men In Their Pastoring Machines (1)

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Undated Note: This week, in an effort to give special focus on pastoral ministry in the local church, we will be running Michael Spencer's seminal post on the the subject, originally … [Continue reading...]

Having the Flu and Learning Greek (Delirious Thoughts on Weakness, Grace and Musical Notes)

Recently I returned from a short trip with my middle daughter, partly to celebrate her birthday and partly to assess the past difficult year. We walked miles and talked much. A major topic of conversation was simplicity and the … [Continue reading...]

Jesus Calls Us to Store Our Treasure in Heaven

By Chaplain Mike Today's Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34 a sonnet and should my treasure ever cease to be the one to whom I owe my very breath no lasting comfort would my heart then see no peace for me in life, nor gain in … [Continue reading...]

What Makes The Church Beautiful?

Hey iMonks. I have a request from my brother-in-law. He is preaching on the "Beauty of the Church" the next couple of weeks and needs our help. Here is what he has asked of me: I know you hear and see a lot of the worst of … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 2.26.11

They're selling independence, actors in the White House, acid indigestion, mortgage on my life, mortgage on my life. Ramble tamble. Ramble tamble. CCR says they're ready. Are you ready to ramble? Then let's do it. I would … [Continue reading...]

I’m Speechless, How Do You Respond?

By Chaplain Mike UPDATE: Read this "Open Letter to John MacArthur" from an Egyptian American at Recovering Evangelical. I hope this doesn't ruin your upcoming weekend, but I'm going to post some remarkable words by John … [Continue reading...]

Reorientation: Quickened Again, In Every Holt and Heath

By Chaplain Mike When April with his showers sweet with fruit The drought of March has pierced unto the root And bathed each vein with liquor that has power To generate therein and sire the flower; When Zephyr also has, … [Continue reading...]

Monkshank Redemption

"This is one of my favorite movies, Dad." I was sitting down to watch Shawshank Redemption with my oldest daughter, Rebekah. "It reminds me of the children of Israel." "Really? How so?" "Well, when they were set free from … [Continue reading...]