December 15, 2017

Live on Steve Brown, Etc.

Chaplain Mike and Jeff Dunn will be were on Steve Brown, Etc. today at noon Eastern. It will be available to listen to online later today, or you can catch it on many radio stations nationwide this weekend.  You can check out the information for the broadcast here. Thanks to Steve and Eric for making […]

Mere Churchianity Update

I just got some very exciting news: The release date for Michael Spencer’s Mere Churchianity has been moved up from September 15 to June 15. Waterbrook, a division of Random House, has seen the presales–many of which I am sure are coming from the iMonk community–continue to be strong. An eBook version should be available […]

In Memoriam

Dennis Michael Spencer of Oneida, Kentucky died at home on April 5, 2010 after a four-month struggle with cancer. He was 53. Spencer was born September 16, 1956 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Kentucky and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. Spencer served as youth minister and pastor […]

Update on Prayer Beads Sale

By Chaplain Mike. I think we’ve overwhelmed our dear friend Alan Creech. As of tonight, he has raised $1,444.75 $2,275.25 $2305.25 to help the Spencers with their needs! (This is the final tally.) As Randy Jackson would say, “Dawg, that’s dope!” Alan, you are the best. We will pray for an extra measure of finger […]

iMonk Update—3/23/10

Update from Denise Spencer, posted by Chaplain Mike. There has been another change in Michael’s situation, and I would like readers to know so you can better pray for us. At the encouragement of our oncologist, we have opted to discontinue treatment. He said the chemotherapy was not working, and it would actually be doing […]

Update on Art Auction

Just notified by Michael Buckley that $200 has come in so far from the art auction for Michael and Denise. The auction ends tonight at 9pm, so check it out before it’s too late! And thanks to all who have participated. Even more thanks to Michael. UPDATE— 11:00 PM, March 21 THANK YOU iMONK FRIENDS! […]

Art Auction for iMonk

A word from Chaplain Mike. Friend of Internet Monk, Michael Buckley, has graciously offered to auction some of his art pieces as a way of raising some funds to support Michael Spencer with his medical bills and needs at this time. Michael is the artist who did the banner art for the masthead on the […]

Sign of a Clueless Church

By Chaplain Mike OK, so I’m out driving in the country today, on my way home from seeing a patient, minding my own business. I come around a corner where a large Baptist church sits. It’s known as a conservative, no nonsense, indeeeeeependent funnnndamental King James ONLY church. Been there, done that. I’m a million […]

How I Pray for My Family and Friends

By Chaplain Mike. In addition to the practice of “long wandering prayer” to which David Hansen introduced me, I find keeping set times of “saying my prayers” important. For much of my pastoral career, I found that people in evangelical churches avoided, disdained, and even spoke against set forms of prayer. It has heartened me […]

Michael Spencer Update, 3/9/2010

Chaplain Mike received this update from Denise Spencer today. It is with a heavy heart that I bring my latest update on Michael. We have learned that his cancer is too advanced and too aggressive to expect any sort of remission. Our oncologist estimates that with continued treatment Michael most likely has somewhere between six […]