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Archives for October 2010

Reformation Day Rock

By Chaplain Mike Thanks to a status update on Facebook by friend Bill Cwirla, Lutheran pastor extraordinaire and IM Liturgical Gangsta, I discovered a great YouTube channel called History for Music Lovers by historyteachers that does music videos to teach about historical events and people. I think they are really well done, and a fun […]

Reformation Sunday

By Chaplain Mike The Festival of the Reformation Reformation Day is a liturgical festival celebrated by Lutheran and Reformed churches on the final Sunday in October. It commemorates Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses on door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany on Oct 31, 1517. This act, calling for debate on issues of corruption […]

iMonk Classic: The Great Pumpkin Proposes a Toast

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Undated The following toast was taped at the 4,231st Halloween Dance and Potluck, held this year in the basement of the Salem, Masachusetts City Hall. The guest toastmaster was The Great Pumpkin, well known advocate of Halloween among children. Those in attendance included a variety of witches, ghosts, fairies, […]

A Conference for You!

By Chaplain Mike We don’t normally advertise conferences around here, but I came across one recently that made me think, “Now there’s a conference I’d like to sit in on.” It’s called: “Galileo Was Wrong, The Church Was Right—The First Annual Catholic Conference on Geocentrism.” It will be held right here in the great state […]

Saturday Ramblings 10.30.10

Happy Halloween, fellow monks. Here at the iMonastery, we have a strict rule: No costume, no candy. And believe me, we are candy fools here. Chaplain Mike hardly ever takes his costume off. Canadian monk Mike Bell scared his all at first with his slasher costume until we figured out it really was just a […]

Concerning Halloween by James B. Jordan

Note from Chaplain Mike: This was Michael Spencer’s favorite article on Halloween. Thanks to James B. Jordan for giving us permission to reprint it as we prepare to celebrate our first Halloween since Michael’s death. It has become routine in October for some Christian schools to send out letters warning parents about the evils of […]

The New Liturgical Gangstas (3)

Today, we present the third installment renewing IM’s popular feature, “The Liturgical Gangstas,” a panel discussion involving representatives from different liturgical traditions who will be answering questions regarding theology and church practice. I caught some of our Gangstas at very busy times in their lives and ministries, so today we hear from four of them. […]

Difficult Scriptures: Matthew 27: 50-53

Then Jesus shouted out again, and he released his spirit.  At that moment the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, rocks split apart,  and tombs opened. The bodies of many godly men and women who had died were raised from the dead.  They left the cemetery […]

Writers’ Roundtable–Halloween Edition

Boo! Ok, so that didn’t scare you. Maybe this will. I have five of the six iMonk writers sitting around a table right now, and they all look very scary. And Adam hasn’t even put on his mask yet. We wanted to have some fun with this roundtable, but also touch on some serious issues. […]

A World Series Of Biblical Proportions

And then there were two. The 2010 baseball season has come down to two remaining teams. Don’t be surprised when you read headlines about this being a David (Murphy) vs. the Giant(s) series. The Giants are a team with biblical implications. They have been called a group of misfits and outcasts, bringing to mind those […]