August 10, 2020

Archives for June 2011

Help, Please

Update: As of Monday night, we have received more than $900 in donations for the Palmers. Thus we are more than halfway toward getting a new laptop to replace the one stolen from Adam Friday night. I want to thank each of you for your generosity, both in money and in praying for the Palmers. […]

Ask Chaplain Mike: Considering Miracles

By Chaplain Mike Today we return to our “Ask Chaplain Mike” posts. This afternoon’s inquiry comes from a friend who sets forth a question many are asking in our day. He wants to know how people in this scientific age can continue to believe in miracles. By and large, we have become people for whom […]


By Chaplain Mike Today’s Gospel: John 20:19-23 enclosed in a dark house alone with my own fear reluctant to go out, to deal with life to exert the energy it takes to listen to my tiresome neighbor complain about his cable service and the jerks who let their dogs crap on his lawn too spent […]

iMonk Classic: The Preeminent Question

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From June 2, 2005 Today’s classic post features some always pertinent, always applicable words of wisdom from Michael Spencer. While discussing the doctrine of election the other day, I asked BHT fellow Bill a version of the following question: “If you were able to follow Jesus for the three […]

Saturday Ramblings 6.11.11

A hearty Rambler thanks to Adam Palmer for filling in last week in a great way. I was “on assignment,” watching my niece graduate from high school, visiting family, and spending a great day with some of my fellow iMonks. First Lady Denise Spencer, Chaplain Mike and his wife Gail, and Lisa Dye all gathered […]

A Music Break

By Chaplain Mike For your Friday night listening pleasure, to help you unwind after a week of creation talk, a studio session by Paul Simon, playing a song from his new album. It’s a tongue-in-cheek, bureaucratic vision of heaven, called, “The Afterlife.” Enjoy.

The Skinny on Science and Creation

By Chaplain Mike We Christians continue to have quite a discussion on the early chapters of Genesis and how they relate to the scientific findings of the past couple hundred years. The heat of the current debate was turned up a notch in the past few days with the release of Christianity Today’s cover story […]

IM Review: Ghost Rider

So there I was in New York City for a book convention, staying in a hotel in Times Square. The first night I walked down the street and found a Virgin Music Store. In the lower level of this store were several shelves of books, including one by Neil Peart, the drummer for the Canadian […]

Who Are You?

One of the most powerful things a culture does is to form people’s view of who they are. It passes on assumptions about the obvious elements of identity — nationality, gender, age, and class, for example, and what these mean and how people are to act given them.  But people absorb from culture something even more […]

Paul, Christ, and Adam

By Chaplain Mike Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned– To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. […]