April 1, 2015

Sundays with Michael Spencer: February 1, 2015

Note from CM: 2015 will mark five years since the death of Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk. Today, we continue our “Sundays with Michael” series with an excerpt from post that was originally published in January 2009. • • … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings – Jan 31, 2015 (Jim Cantore Edition)

Good morning iMonk community! Pastor Dan is away on a prayer retreat this weekend, so I'm filling in. And I say, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! We made it through Winter Storms Juno and Kari (reports below), now this … [Continue reading...]

Empathy

Note from CM: I received an email from Mike Bell yesterday asking for a leave from writing for IM for awhile. They have received some bad news about a family member whose cancer has returned, and Mike will have additional … [Continue reading...]

A More Grounded Gospel

And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. • Ephesians 1:22-23 The good news is that the one true God has now taken … [Continue reading...]

Jonathan Aigner: But contemporary worship brings people to Jesus! Right…?

Reposted with permission from Jonathan Aigner, Ponder Anew • • • Consider this comment I received on the “Modernized Hymns” post. I have tried to avoid God my whole life. I wouldn’t know a traditional hymn from a modernized … [Continue reading...]

Death Letter, part three: A caged animal in an invisible cage

We continue our reflections on David W. Peters' memoir of his experiences as a military and hospital chaplain called, Death Letter: God, Sex, and War. Peters served as a battalion chaplain in Fort Hood, Texas from 2004-2007, which … [Continue reading...]

Adam McHugh: When Someone is in a Storm

Nothing shuts down a person in pain like quoting the Bible at them. As I write that, I can hear the sirens of the Heresy Police surrounding my building. Yes, the Bible contains the words of life, the promises of God-with-us that … [Continue reading...]

IM Film Review: American Sniper — The Old Wild West in the New Middle East

The Old Wild West in the New Middle East IM Review of "American Sniper" The title of this review reflects a line from American Sniper, Clint Eastwood's reverent biopic of Chris Kyle, a sniper during the Iraq War credited with … [Continue reading...]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: January 25, 2015

Note from CM: 2015 will mark five years since the death of Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk. Today, we continue our “Sundays with Michael” series with an excerpt from post that was originally published in January 2008. Folks … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings, January 24, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend. First, some sporting news.  The Superb Owl is set: The Seattle Seahawks will attempt to defend their crown from the New England Patriots.  The Patriots had a little controversy after … [Continue reading...]