May 24, 2017

Cleaning Closets

By Chaplain Mike I came home from a weekend away intent on cleaning out closets. This urge occasionally strikes, and when it does, I've learned to lie down until it goes away. Ridding home and life of clutter sometimes … [Continue reading...]

Follow on Twitter

By Chaplain Mike FYI: We've updated the Twitter link at the bottom of the page. You can now follow Chaplain Mike on Twitter. Tweets will be sent at least daily, with a focus on what's happening in my world throughout the day. … [Continue reading...]

“Pray, Give, and Go” Believers

By Chaplain Mike I was in Chicago over the weekend, and attended Wheaton Bible Church with my wife's sister on Sunday. It has been our habit to worship at WBC when we visit the area. WBC is an established evangelical church … [Continue reading...]

Dining In The Valley

Editor's note: Read this essay by Joe Spann slowly and prayerfully. It was written in the midst of pain for those who are in the midst of pain. “Son of Adam,” said Aslan.  “Are you ready to undo the wrong that you have … [Continue reading...]

Sunday’s Gospel: Jesus, Martha, and Mary (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...]

Jesus Creed Reviews “Mere Churchianity”

By Chaplain Mike There is a fine review of Michael Spencer's book, Mere Churchianity, over at Jesus Creed today. It is part of the blog's regular "Saturday Afternoon Book Review" series. This review was written by Matt Edwards, … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: We thought he was such a nice boy—and then we found out he didn’t believe in Inerrancy!!

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From February 15, 2005 Dear Sir: What a total disappointment. I do like your wisdom and passion. However, you have become too smart. May God have mercy on you regarding your … [Continue reading...]

What I Wish I Knew My First 50 Years

Turning 51 is really nothing special. Last year was a milestone--5-0. Last year was a party in the backyard, friends coming from all over to celebrate, gifts and cakes and all-day fun. This year is cutting grass, cleaning the … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 7.17.10

Ok, first off: Bucky is the smart-aleck cat. Satchel is the intelligent but not world-wise dog. And Rob is their loving but frequently frustrated owner. Get Fuzzy--the best writing in comic strips today. Some of you will say, "I … [Continue reading...]

“What About Bob?” and Christian Ministry

By Guest Blogger Daniel Jepsen Note from Chaplain Mike: Dan has been a good friend for nearly 25 years, and a great partner in ministry. He is pastor of Franklin Community Church in Franklin, IN. He will be one of our new … [Continue reading...]