January 22, 2018

Sure…Bring Your Glove!

Update: I can now mention one of the surprises I allude to below. Our very own First Lady, Denise Spencer, will be joining us, along with her daughter and son-in-law, Noel and Ryan Cordle. Worship, baseball, great food and a … [Continue reading...]

Recommended: Dialogues with Tom Wright

By Chaplain Mike As we drove around Chicago last week, and then home to Indy on Sunday, we had the privilege of listening to some of the messages from the recent Wheaton Annual Theology Conference—"Jesus, Paul and the People … [Continue reading...]

Sunday’s Gospel: Upper Room Promises

By Chaplain Mike Each Sunday, we present devotional thoughts based upon the Gospel reading from the Revised Common Lectionary. Today is the sixth Sunday in Easter. Today's Gospel is John 14:23-29 (GNT). Gospel … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Too Much Heaven?

Each Saturday, IM posts a classic article by Michael Spencer. Originally posted on April 3, 2008 I grew up and was formed in a version of the Christian tradition that practiced a remarkably simple form of … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 5.8.10

Greetings from the iMonastery where things have really gone to the dogs. So it is time to grab a plastic bag and proceed to clean up the yard. Yes, it's Saturday Ramblings, the pooper-scooper of the Internet Monk community. A … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic: Spiritual Progress and the Church

Question posed by Chaplain Mike Over at Out of Ur, Christianity Today's ministry blog, there is an interview with Dallas Willard about how churches assess spiritual growth. Here is an excerpt from that post. In our Open Mic … [Continue reading...]

Helping the Spiritually Helpless

By Chaplain Mike Last week I visited a family in a common hospice situation. The patient was non-responsive and near death. The patient’s daughter, though saddened by the impending loss of her father, was even more concerned … [Continue reading...]

The Appearances of the Risen Christ, 9

By Chaplain Mike We are marking the Great Fifty Days of Easter with a series of devotional thoughts on the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus. Today we look at another narrative in John’s story of Jesus' resurrection … [Continue reading...]

Walking Barefoot

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger bringing good news, Breaking the news that all's well, proclaiming good times, announcing salvation, telling Zion, "Your God reigns!" Isaiah 52:7, The … [Continue reading...]

Becoming A Dangerous Christian

Editor's note: Lisa Dye is a regular contributor to the Internet Monk community. We recently ran another post about the Dangerous God you might want to read in conjunction with this word from Lisa. Recently, two close friends … [Continue reading...]