September 23, 2017

The New Liturgical Gangstas (3)

Today, we present the third installment renewing IM’s popular feature, “The Liturgical Gangstas,” a panel discussion involving representatives from different liturgical traditions who will be answering questions regarding … [Continue reading...]

Difficult Scriptures: Matthew 27: 50-53

Then Jesus shouted out again, and he released his spirit.  At that moment the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, rocks split apart,  and tombs opened. The bodies of … [Continue reading...]

Writers’ Roundtable–Halloween Edition

Boo! Ok, so that didn't scare you. Maybe this will. I have five of the six iMonk writers sitting around a table right now, and they all look very scary. And Adam hasn't even put on his mask yet. We wanted to have some fun … [Continue reading...]

A World Series Of Biblical Proportions

And then there were two. The 2010 baseball season has come down to two remaining teams. Don't be surprised when you read headlines about this being a David (Murphy) vs. the Giant(s) series. The Giants are a team with biblical … [Continue reading...]


By Chaplain Mike con•fab•u•la•tion –noun 1. the act of confabulating; conversation; discussion. Today, I want to give a shout out to the Internet Monk community for an engaging, thoughtful, considerate, and … [Continue reading...]

A Conversation We Must Have

By Chaplain Mike Thanks for a great discussion, everyone. To be continued... Comments are now closed. I have avoided this for a long time, but at some point, we are going to have to talk about it. I haven't wanted to … [Continue reading...]

Rachel Held Evans Is Going “Biblical”

By Chaplain Mike Friend of IM Rachel Held Evans has announced the project that she will be undertaking over the course of the coming year, which will result in her next book. Right now, she's calling it "A Year of Biblical … [Continue reading...]

The Touchstone

I have a question I’d like all you InternetMonks to tackle.  It’s this:  Is there any absolute standard of good and bad in the arts? By arts I mean music, writing, painting, sculpture, architecture, and dance at least, … [Continue reading...]

Profoundly Human

By Chaplain Mike In this morning's Gospel lesson, we heard a story from Jesus' lips about how the trappings of religion can keep us far from God. Oddly, the benefits of the religious life that enhance our thoughts, words, and … [Continue reading...]

The Real Test of Being in God’s Presence

By Chaplain Mike Sunday's Gospel • Luke 18:9-14 OK, let's be honest. What are you thinking after you read this famous parable about the Pharisee and the publican? I would guess that many of us who have accepted the … [Continue reading...]