April 24, 2014

Another Look: Willimon on Jesus – Vagabond, Peacemaker, Storyteller

Note from CM: This week we are focusing on Jesus-shaped spirituality. One thing I am doing is going back and taking a look at some of my favorite authors and books that have helped me know Christ and his way better. Here is one … [Continue reading...]

Jesus-Shaped Spirituality: A Eucharistic Life

I am a liturgical Christian. By that I do not mean that I prefer a certain style of worship. Rather, it means that I accept the wisdom of the traditional pattern of worship. I have written about this in a post called, "The Order … [Continue reading...]

Site Update – Feb 25, 2014

As you can see, we are out of Maintenance Mode and back online now. Unfortunately, we lost a few of our most recent posts in the process of moving to a new web host. I will be working to restore those today. I may not, however, … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: What Is Jesus-Shaped Spirituality?

Note from CM: Recently, a reader suggested we reiterate and shore up our understanding of Michael Spencer’s iconic phrase: “Jesus-shaped Spirituality.” Here is Michael’s post from February 2009 in which he outlines its … [Continue reading...]

The Heroic Journey

But what are you going to do with your now resurrected life? That is the heroic question. - Richard Rohr Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life * * * One traditional way of thinking about the course of life … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings – February 22, 2014

Note from CM: Pastor Dan is enjoying the weather in Arizona and driving me crazy by being right in the neighborhood where the Cubs have started spring training. Meanwhile here I sit in the Midwest. Oh well. As Dan rambles ’round … [Continue reading...]

Elder Qualifications: Difficult Issues in Translation and Interpretation

I have been having a wonderful experience leading a small group through the Sermon on the Mount.  We got side tracked a couple of weeks ago when we started talking about how we interpret the Bible, and so we spent one evening … [Continue reading...]

An Ordinary God

O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?’ ‘Or who has given a gift … [Continue reading...]

Site Update – Feb. 2014

As most of you know, we've had some major changes around Internet Monk this winter. Foremost among them was the departure of our friend and mentor Jeff Dunn. Jeff and I met around the time of Michael Spencer's death. He had helped … [Continue reading...]

A Surprising Implication of the New Perspective

We haven't talked much about biblical scholarship lately. I know it's not necessarily high on the agenda for a number of our readers, but perhaps others might wish we would discuss such matters more often. Honestly, too much … [Continue reading...]