May 1, 2016

“It Was There, So I Ate It”

Philippians 3:17 Dear brothers and sisters, pattern your lives after mine, and learn from those who follow our example. 18 For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose … [Continue reading...]

Salvation: Is It So What? or Whatever?

Comments are closed on this post. Galatians 3:10 For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, "Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them." 11 … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: The Magnificent Young Men and Their Pastoring Machines (Revisited)

Our wayback machine today takes us to the first year of Internet, where you'll find a lengthy essay called "Those Magnificent Young Men and Their Pastoring Machines." (Excuse the spelling errors. No proofreading in the … [Continue reading...]

The Internet Monk Resolutions for 2009

Reading all these spiritual resolutions all day has made me feel so ashamed of myself. I need to set better goals. So I may be a little late, but here they are: The Internet Monk's 2009 Resolutions. (In your face, Jonathan … [Continue reading...]

Denise Day Spencer: It’s OK to Pretend + Chaplain Mike’s Journey

My wife, Denise, is a great writer. Her blog isn't updated as often as this one, but when it is, it's worth it. If you are a lover of animals, then get a kleenex and read her latest narrative. If you folks will encourage … [Continue reading...]

Bonhoeffer and Making the Best Use of Everything

I generally enjoy the Kindlings Muse podcast from Dick Staub, but the episode I listened to today was especially good. It was a full introduction to the life and thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian and martyr. … [Continue reading...]

A Time To Run Away and Look Back: Frank Schaeffer’s Calvin Becker Trilogy Considered

UPDATE: Here's my review of Crazy For God. I've been reading quite a few novels and autobiographies. Some of you need to shut off the theology and read something else. Maybe read Calvin's Institutes for a year or … [Continue reading...]

Good-bye to 2008

Well 2008, here we are. The dance is almost over and it's very nearly time for you to go. We've been together for 12 months now, and there's something I want to say before we go our separate ways. Something special, just for … [Continue reading...]

Mary Consoles Eve

Crayon & pencil drawing by Sr. Grace Remington, OCSO. Copyright 2005, Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey … [Continue reading...]

Just Beyond The 100th Time

Dedicated to all of you on the same journey. Keep faith and keep going. You're not alone. It's time for one of your favorite programs here at Internet "Secret, Terrible, Unspoken Thoughts...REVEALED!" Today's … [Continue reading...]