April 24, 2017

Saturday Ramblings 8.7.10

Welcome to the Back To School edition of our weekly attempt to clean up the mess we make preparing delicious essays for you here at Internet Monk. Are all of the school-aged kiddos in your home ready to get back to structured … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic: Why Do Women Want Moore?

By Chaplain Mike This week's Christianity Today magazine has a cover feature on Beth Moore. I have not read all of it yet, but while I am in the process, I thought I would give our Internet Monk community a chance to answer the … [Continue reading...]

NFL Football on the Horizon

By Chaplain Mike I consider myself a fairly typical American sports fan. I can't afford to be a season ticket holder, but I love going to games when I can, and enjoy watching on TV. I generally follow all the big events like … [Continue reading...]

Difficult Scriptures: Exodus 4:24-26

I am often asked what the purpose of Internet Monk is. What are we trying to do? Depending on who is asking, and on whatever mood I'm in, I might answer in a variety of ways. But the response I give most often is that we are a … [Continue reading...]

Qualified? Then You’re Not Qualified.

Orville Wright did not have a pilot's license. Those eight words comprise an entire chapter of Gordon MacKenzie's classic book on creativity, Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace. I'm … [Continue reading...]

Midweek Psalms: Introduction

By Chaplain Mike Today I will begin a series of studies, posted each Wednesday evening, on Psalms 120-134. These are known, from their inscriptions, as the "Songs of Ascent." Today's post explores what that title means, and … [Continue reading...]

IM Recommended Reading: The Future of Evangelicalism

By Chaplain Mike Over at Patheos, a site that strives to be "the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore and experience the world's beliefs," they have pulled … [Continue reading...]

Health Care in America—What to Do at the End of Life?

By Chaplain Mike As you may know, I work as a hospice chaplain. Our service specializes in caring for people who are in the final season of life. A multi-disciplinary team of skilled professionals provides medical and personal … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic: Our Money, Our Neighbors

By Chaplain Mike Economics has been leading the news and preoccupying our minds for the past couple of years now, ever since the financial crisis that hit hard in 2007, with continuing effects on economies here and around the … [Continue reading...]

Shaped By Jesus III

By Chaplain Mike Update: We've had some good comments, but they have focused on academic issues. That is fine, but I'm really much more interested in how this text speaks to Jesus-shaped spiritual formation. It's time to get … [Continue reading...]