February 18, 2020

Archives for 2008

Good-bye to 2008

Well 2008, here we are. The dance is almost over and it’s very nearly time for you to go. We’ve been together for 12 months now, and there’s something I want to say before we go our separate ways. Something special, just for you. 2008…..I know you’re just a way of marking time, and I […]

Mary Consoles Eve

Crayon & pencil drawing by Sr. Grace Remington, OCSO. Copyright 2005, Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey

Just Beyond The 100th Time

Dedicated to all of you on the same journey. Keep faith and keep going. You’re not alone. It’s time for one of your favorite programs here at Internet Monk.com: “Secret, Terrible, Unspoken Thoughts…REVEALED!” Today’s secret thought was uttered by a commenter in a recent discussion thread, but it’s the kind of terrible thought that lurks […]

iMonk 101: Mainlines….We’re Having A Moment Here

I wrote this piece in July of ’07. It garnered 70 comments and some grousy updates on my part. (You can read the original here.) I’m reprinting the post with a clear comment thread because I feel the sentiment I expressed in this piece is even more true now than ever: there are thousands of […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #122

New Year. Review of the Becker Trilogy. NOTE: Some may have downloaded a shortened version. Cut out at 16. You missed 4 minutes. Our sponsors are: New Reformation Press. Order your copy of the Treasury of Daily Prayer from NRP. And do it soon. Zaccheus Press– Fine Catholic Books, including Priestblock 25487. Lawrence Feingold’s Lectures. […]

Rod Parsley Ruins Christmas

UPDATE: A story at Baptist Press spreads similar Christmas cheer. If anyone knows Michael Horton’s email, send this one to him please. He’ll appreciate it. There are two kinds of evangelicals who read the Internet Monk web site. The first, like myself, find it increasingly hard to identify with evangelicalism. The metaphor of “the evangelical […]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: Christmas Worship 2008

It’s traditional here at Internet Monk to have an open thread on the topic of your experiences in Christmas worship. We want to hear your stories. What was outstanding. What was awful. What was full of the meaning of the incarnation. What was lost, given up or thrown away. Was the great opportunity to focus […]

Christmas 2008: On Another Shore, In A Greater Light

My favorite piece of liturgy in the world is a sentence in the opening section of the Traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols broadcast round the world on the BBC. Why is it so moving? Because it is beautiful and true. Each year, as more and more of those I know join the saints […]

“Incarnation” by Denise Day Spencer

He stands, poised on the brink of two worlds: One, land of eternal day, the other, earth of mire and clay. Behind Him, legions of heavenly host, bright faces covered, praising, all chanting, voices raising. Before Him, chaos yawning, swift and deep, known, yet unknown. Fear unfurling, death and darkness churning, swirling. He turns. One […]

Christmas Pageant Disaster and Mars Hill Snow Days: Lessons for the Megachurches

Lazurus here. The last four days in the tomb were no fun. Thanks to Jesus for getting me out. Two items of interest regarding unusual situations in large churches caught my attention yesterday. First, a Cincinnati church was putting on a Christmas pageant when a woman fell 25 feet to her death during some kind […]