December 18, 2017

Carrying One Another

By Chaplain Mike One of my favorite sports stories of all time comes from an incident that took place in a college softball game between Central Washington and Western Oregon in April, 2008. Sara Tucholsky, a senior for Western Oregon, stepped up to the plate with two runners on base and did something she had […]

Is It a Church?

By Chaplain Mike Damaris sent me a link to an article that appeared in our local Indianapolis paper the other day. You can read it HERE. The title on the web-edition was, “Brownsburg Church Promotes God as an Expert on Sex.” I think the print edition ran a title something like, “Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll,” […]

“Wish Dream” Community

By Chaplain Mike The restoration of the church must surely depend on a new kind of monasticism, which has nothing in common with the old but a life of uncompromising discipleship, following Christ according to the Sermon on the Mount. I believe the time has come to gather people together and do this. – Dietrich […]

iMonk Classic: What Have I Learned from Living in Community?

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Originally posted March 1, 2009 When you’ve lived in an intentional Christian community for almost 17 years, you’re a pretty sorry excuse for a person if you haven’t thought about how your life has affected that community or how that experience has shaped you as a person. You live […]

Extreme Community

By Chaplain Mike “To have all things in common means to love our neighbor, to have with him, to want with him, to suffer with him and to endure the ups and downs with him. “In Heaven (as it should be on earth) there is no ownership and hence there is found contentment, true peace, […]

First Thoughts on “Community”

By Chaplain Mike Today, I heard an interesting interview on the NPR program, Fresh Air with Todd S. Purdum, national editor of Vanity Fair, who has written a piece in the latest edition called, “Washington: We Have a Problem” For this article, Purdum spent a day at the White House with the president and his […]