June 23, 2018

Saturday Ramblings 2.19.11

If you are new here at the iMonastery, each week we try to do a little light housecleaning. We put away the leftovers and take out the garbage and sweep the floors. We can make quite the mess during the week trying to keep things … [Continue reading...]

Carrying One Another

By Chaplain Mike One of my favorite sports stories of all time comes from an incident that took place in a college softball game between Central Washington and Western Oregon in April, 2008. Sara Tucholsky, a senior for … [Continue reading...]

So, You Tell Me

Hi all. Your friendly neighborhood publisher here with a few questions for you. First of all, a great big "thanks" to each of you. Because of your loyalty to visit and spend time on InternetMonk, we are in the top 1000 of all … [Continue reading...]

Difficult Scriptures: Psalm 46:10

"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth" (Psalm 46:10, NIV) What is so difficult about this Scripture? I mean, the psalmist is saying ... uh, he's telling us to ... … [Continue reading...]

Is It a Pastor?

By Chaplain Mike The goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. - 1Tim 1:5, NASB I have made my views known early and often on the subject of pastoral care, pastoral … [Continue reading...]

A Word about Words

By Chaplain Mike Then [Job's friends] sat down on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights with no one speaking a word to him, for they saw that his pain was very great. • Job 2:11-13 • • • My dear … [Continue reading...]

Is It a Church?

By Chaplain Mike Damaris sent me a link to an article that appeared in our local Indianapolis paper the other day. You can read it HERE. The title on the web-edition was, "Brownsburg Church Promotes God as an Expert on Sex." … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic: Teaching about Creation

By Chaplain Mike Internet Monk reader Ben sent in the following question, asking for counsel from our IM community. Dear Chaplain Mike, On Friday, I’ve got 30 minutes to talk to a group of 11-13 year-olds about … [Continue reading...]

For Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day, from Chaplain Mike For Gail and my family, and all our friends everywhere. … [Continue reading...]

A Letter from Gilead

By Chaplain Mike My dearest children, This weekend I had the profound pleasure to visit with the Rev. John Ames, a Congregational minister from Gilead, Iowa. He came to my attention and told me his stories through Marilynne … [Continue reading...]