May 27, 2018

From the Moderator

Comments have been turned back on for all posts. Thank you for praying for the Spencer family. … [Continue reading...]

Michael Spencer, 1956-2010

I received word tonight that Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk, our friend, passed away in his home in Oneida, KY, in the presence of his family. With them, we mourn his passing. With them, our tears fall. With them, we … [Continue reading...]

Weird Uncle Harry — the Music Video

By Chaplain Mike. Warning: Many of you won't have the stomach to watch more than a few minutes of this. One thing I have always appreciated about Michael is his courage to point out "Christian" craziness and call it for … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic: A Sad but Necessary Discussion

By Chaplain Mike. The Roman Catholic Church is having a nightmare, and can’t wake up. No longer can the clergy sexual abuse problem be passed off as “an American problem.” Recent developments in Ireland, Germany, and … [Continue reading...]

Easter Is a Season, Not a Day

By Chaplain Mike. Many of us in our Christian traditions learned to celebrate Christ's resurrection on a day -- Easter Sunday. Easter is the great Lord's Day, the climax of Holy Week, the high point of the Christian Year, … [Continue reading...]

N.T. Wright on the Significance of the Resurrection

Posted by Chaplain Mike. N.T. Wright speaks of the resurrection as the beginning of the new creation. History matters because human beings matter; human beings matter because creation matters; creation matters because the … [Continue reading...]

Music for Holy Week VIII—Easter Sunday

For your Holy Week meditations, by Chaplain Mike. “Hallelujah,” from Handel's Messiah. Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Tenebrae Choir, conducted by Sir Colin Davis. He is risen! He is risen indeed! … [Continue reading...]

Luther on the Significance of the Resurrection

Posted by Chaplain Mike. "It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification." (Romans 4:24-25) Luther … [Continue reading...]

Stations of the Cross: The Fifteenth Station

A Series for Holy Week. Thanks to Jeff Dunn for leading us in these meditations. STATION FIFTEEN The Resurrection Scripture Now, let me ask you something profound yet troubling. If you became believers because you trusted … [Continue reading...]

Music for Holy Week VII—Holy Saturday

For your Holy Week meditations, by Chaplain Mike. "Pie Jesu," from Requiem, by John Rutter. Performed by the Monteverdi Choir Würzburg, conductor Matthias Beckert. Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis requiem Blessed Lord Jesus, … [Continue reading...]