November 19, 2017

Church Year Spirituality: The Eastern Orthodox Calendar

Note from CM: In our "Church Year Spirituality" series, I have focused on the calendar of the Western church, and have done so in an intentionally general way. This is the church to which I belong, and so I speak from that … [Continue reading...]

God’s Fool

Now Jeremiah wasn't cool, they all said Jeremiah was a fool. And Ezekiel wasn't cool, they all said Ezekiel was a fool. And Isaiah wasn't cool, they all said Isaiah was a fool. And Jesus wasn't cool, they all said Jesus was a … [Continue reading...]

Exquisitely Suited

"For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own … [Continue reading...]

Church Year Spirituality: Practical Wisdom

By Chaplain Mike The freest time in our adult life was after we were married and before we had children. Having graduated from college, we were no longer bound by a school schedule. We lived in a small, iconic Vermont village … [Continue reading...]

Church Year Spirituality: The Main Thing

By Chaplain Mike For to me, to live is Christ (Phil 1:21) And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. (Heb 12:1-2, … [Continue reading...]

Church Year Spirituality: Living in God’s Story

By Chaplain Mike In our introduction to this series, "Church Year Spirituality," I gave five primary reasons why I think it advantageous for Christians to form their spiritual lives -- their walk with God through Christ -- … [Continue reading...]

Church Year Spirituality

By Chaplain Mike Next Sunday is the final Lord's Day in the Church Year. Christians who follow the liturgical calendar will begin a new year of living in the Gospel with the commencement of Advent on Nov. 28. The diagram on … [Continue reading...]

Jonathan Fisk on Luke 21

Today's Gospel • Luke 21:5-19 I had a busy day Saturday on call for my work, so I did not get to hunker down and deal with the text satisfactorily to give you a decent message this Sunday. So... Here's a message by Rev. … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: The Little Brothers of Saint Archie Bunker

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Undated We didn't crawl out from under no rocks. We didn't have no tails. And we didn't come from monkeys you atheist pinko meathead. It ain’t supposed to make sense; it’s faith. … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 11.13.10

Jingle, jangle---hear that ramble? It's time for Saturday Ramblings. Tales from the crypt? At Rome's Catholic Church, the youth pastor has turned a crypt into a night club, complete with a live music stage and a bar. Gee, … [Continue reading...]