March 30, 2017

Sunday’s Gospel: Teaching One Another

By Chaplain Mike On Sundays, we hear the Gospel reading from the Revised Common Lectionary. Sometimes, I share a message based upon this text. On other weeks, I ask you to share your observations so that our readers can be … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: I Have My Doubts

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer I Have My Doubts: The Many Reasons I Don't Believe (undated) Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, "I believe; help my unbelief!" (Mark 9:24) Let's start with … [Continue reading...]

Truth Is Stranger than Fiction

By Chaplain Mike Just the facts... Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, age 59, married Kathryn Rogers, 33, on June 5 in Palm Beach, Florida. It is Limbaugh's fourth marriage, after three divorces. Limbaugh's … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 6.19.10

Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack ... reach into your box of Cracker Jack and see what your prize is. Why look! You got Saturday Ramblings! Just in case you went into … [Continue reading...]

A Rosary By Any Other Name … Is For What, Now?

Editor's Note: Alan Creech is a longtime friend, sponsor and contributor to the Internet Monk community. I asked Alan, in light of recent news stories about celebrities and gang members wearing rosaries, to help us understand the … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic: Pastoral Care in Today’s Church

By Chaplain Mike OK, it's happened again. Over the past few weeks I've had at least half a dozen patients tell me that their pastor has not visited them and that the church has dropped the ball when it comes to keeping in touch … [Continue reading...]

IM Book Review: Evolving in Monkey Town

By Chaplain Mike If there is one thing I know for sure, it's that faith can survive just about anything, so long as it's able to evolve. Evolving in Monkey Town, p. 17 Rachel Held Evans is from the community of Dayton, … [Continue reading...]

Big Butter Jesus, Part Two

Editor's note: Many were offended earlier this week when Chaplain Mike wrote about the statue outside of Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio burning down. Chaplain Mike referred back to a quote from John Piper, and some were upset … [Continue reading...]

Courage The Cowardly Christian

"Hello, my name is Jeff, and I am a spiritual coward." (Chorus) "Hi, Jeff." This is me, a spiritual coward. It is not easy for me to admit this, and many who know me might question the accuracy or sincerity of this tag. But … [Continue reading...]

Reviewers Wanted

If you have read Michael Spencer's Mere Churchianity: Finding Your Way Back to Jesus-Shaped Spirituality, would you consider writing a review for it on Amazon? The more reviews, the better. Of course we want you to be honest in … [Continue reading...]