July 28, 2016

Luther on the Significance of the Resurrection

Posted by Chaplain Mike. "It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification." (Romans 4:24-25) Luther … [Continue reading...]

Stations of the Cross: The Fifteenth Station

A Series for Holy Week. Thanks to Jeff Dunn for leading us in these meditations. STATION FIFTEEN The Resurrection Scripture Now, let me ask you something profound yet troubling. If you became believers because you trusted … [Continue reading...]

Music for Holy Week VII—Holy Saturday

For your Holy Week meditations, by Chaplain Mike. "Pie Jesu," from Requiem, by John Rutter. Performed by the Monteverdi Choir Würzburg, conductor Matthias Beckert. Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis requiem Blessed Lord Jesus, … [Continue reading...]

Hopeless Saturday

A series for Holy Week. Thanks to Lisa Dye and Jeff Dunn for this meditation. HOPELESS SATURDAY Scripture He asked them, “What are you discussing so intently as you walk along?” They stopped short, sadness … [Continue reading...]

Stations of the Cross: The Fourteenth Station

A Series for Holy Week. Thanks to Jeff Dunn for leading us in these meditations. STATION FOURTEEN Jesus is laid in the tomb Scripture There was a man by the name of Joseph, a member of the Jewish High Council, a man of … [Continue reading...]

Stations of the Cross: The Thirteenth Station

A Series for Holy Week. Thanks to Jeff Dunn for leading us in these meditations. STATION THIRTEEN The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross. Scripture All who had came around as spectators to watch the show, when … [Continue reading...]

Music for Holy Week VI—Good Friday

For your Holy Week meditations, by Chaplain Mike. (Translation below) "Es Ist Vollbracht!" (It Is Finished), from the St. John Passion, by J.S. Bach. Performed by Concentus Musicus Wien, conducted by Nikolaus … [Continue reading...]

Stations of the Cross: The Twelfth Station

A Series for Holy Week. Thanks to Jeff Dunn for leading us in these meditations. STATION TWELVE Jesus dies on the cross Scripture By this time it was about noon, and darkness fell across the whole land until three … [Continue reading...]

Classic iMonk: Easter Weekend at the Megachurch

Re-posted by Chaplain Mike. Consider this an update on the Rick Warren post. Back in March of 2005, Michael couldn't help but share the following comment from the Boar's Head Tavern. BHT Fellow Judson posted: "I just … [Continue reading...]

Classic iMonk: A Good Friday Meditation

As you prepare to commemorate Good Friday, here is a classic Michael Spencer devotion from April, 2007 on "seeing the terrible cost of our salvation." My mother had an unusual experience as a teenage girl. She was present at … [Continue reading...]