May 28, 2016

UPDATE: Another Look at Visitation

Back during Advent, I put up a post on one of my favorite Gospel words: visit. I encourage you to go back and read it HERE. In that post, I made this comment: "I think it is what pastors and Christian people used to do, what … [Continue reading...]

I Am the Least of These

I heard it again in church today. Last week, it was in our church bulletin, used to announce a youth mission project. It is the poster passage for all manner of missions and social justice ministries. How can you go wrong with a … [Continue reading...]

Increasing Marriage Age and Its Implications

COMMENTS NOW CLOSED. Today's guest post is from IM First Officer Michael Bell. Moderator Note: This is Chaplain Mike.  After a couple days of spirited discussion, allow me make a few comments here. First, thank you … [Continue reading...]

Sleep on this idea…

Guest post by Chaplain Mike. Yawn... We don't have too many big snow storms where I live, in central Indiana. We are usually on the line between rain and snow, and therefore happen to miss both the drastic wind-chills and … [Continue reading...]

From the iMonk Archives: When I Am Weak: Why we must embrace our brokenness and never be good Christians

Today Chaplain Mike asks us to reflect on one of his favorite IM posts of all time, originally posted in 2004, one which leads him to suspect that Michael is, at heart, a son of Luther after all. The voice on the other end of … [Continue reading...]

How Many Do You Have?

Today's guest blogger is Pat K. Entering a new year for evangelicals usually brings with it new resolutions to read the Bible more. Pat has some good questions, thoughts, and suggestions about this. This is where the rubber of … [Continue reading...]

From the iMonk Archives: There’s Always A Day Before

Today Chaplain Mike revisits a classic IM article from Nov, 2009 about our human finiteness. In the light of iMonk's own unexpected health problems, this article seems especially prescient and poignant. The news story is … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: “Mere Christianity” Christians

Today, Chaplain Mike posts this Open Mic question on behalf of iMonk. "Are the 'Mere Christianity Christians,' i.e. Christians who emphasize the smaller, more minimal and broadly efficient vision of C.S. Lewis and some of the … [Continue reading...]

A New Year’s Message

Happy New Year. This post is from guest blogger Chaplain Mike. We encourage you to read the update posted below from iMonk and to join us all in praying for God's ongoing comfort and help for Michael and his family in this … [Continue reading...]

Michael Spencer Update…from Michael

A short update for all: Thanks for all the love and continuing prayers. Am I wrong to ask for more, more and many more? I have a cancer diagnosis. It's complex, but has been quickly diagnosed once I was in the Markey cancer … [Continue reading...]