October 18, 2019

Archives for November 2011

Saturday Ramblings 11.26.11

Are you just waking up from your turkey coma? Or are you just coming off of your shopping high? Then get ready to be brought back to life, real life (at least really funny life) with our post-Thanksgiving version of Saturday Ramblings. By the way, Mr. Bones has the week off to visit his favorite […]

Does the Bible Have the Answers for Our Money Problems?

“The Bible is literally filled with advice on how to get out of debt, how to stay out of debt, how to prosper, how to have financial stability, and how to save and spend.” (Rick Warren) • • • These days, Warren is just one of the more prominent pastors leading his congregation to think […]

Finding Ourselves in Jesus

Finding Ourselves in Jesus Why We Observe the Christian Year • • • During this Advent season, I will be using Walter Wangerin Jr.’s book, Preparing for Jesus, for daily readings to prepare my heart for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. As I was looking at it the other day, I was taken immediately by […]

Final Pre-Black Friday Specials! Hurry! Act Now! Operators Standing By!

Wow. I haven’t heard that much hype since the last Dallas Cowboys promo I watched—which was about fifteen minutes ago. Here we are in the home stretch of iMonk’s Black Friday specials, hoping to keep you home from the madness that begins in just a few hours. (By the way, yes, I will be a […]

The Best Christmas Music

How are you doing, iMonks? Is it time for seconds yet? By the way, you need to eat the green beans, not just the crunchy onion-like things on the top. We are continuing our pre-Black Friday specials in honor of the real “reason for the season”: Buy Buy Buy. And all from the comfort of […]

Tom Waits And Theology

Today is Thanksgiving, which means tomorrow is the greatest of all consumeristic holidays, Black Friday. It’s such a great day to some that they can’t wait to celebrate. Your neighbors and friends will be out in force starting at midnight to get great deals on stuff they really don’t need, like toaster ovens, foot massagers […]

Five Days of Thanksgiving (4)

For thyself, best Gift Divine, to the world so freely given, for that great, great love of thine, peace on earth, and joy in heaven: Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise. – For the Beauty of the Earth, Pierpoint . . . ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, […]

I’m Dreaming of a Fight This Christmas…

The rumble you hear in the distance is the sound of heavy artillery. The Christmas Wars have begun. The advertisement accompanying today’s post is from the American Humanist Association. These will run on buses, billboards and in newspapers. This is AHA’s third consecutive holiday public awareness campaign to bring attention to discrimination against nonbelievers in […]

Five Days of Thanksgiving (3)

NOTE: We have not had a lot of comments on these posts, nevertheless I hope they are encouraging to you and helping you give voice to your own expressions of thanks. Please feel welcome to share some of those expressions in the comments if you are moved to do so. • • • A quiet […]

Missed: A Perfect Opportunity

This is not personal. I do not know the pastor involved and I don’t want to cast any aspersions on him as a minister. Everyone has bad days, and perhaps this was one of his. All I know is that, IMHO, he completely missed something as he preached on Sunday that was as obvious as the […]