August 10, 2020

Archives for 2015

Saturday Ramblings, January 10, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend.  Let’s do some rambling! NFL wisdom:  “It’s like you look at a girl who looks like you, and you find out it’s your cousin, so you can’t go on a date with her even though you’d like to, because she looks like you. But then you see her […]

This Is Where I Live

This is a post that I have been meaning to write for a few weeks, since Chaplain Mike wrote his insightful post, “Another Look: This is not where I live“.  While I agree with Chaplain Mike, that real life happens outside of Internet Monk, I have a little bit of a different perspective.  This week’s post on […]

Another Look: The Limits of Vulnerability

This is an excerpt from a post published in January, 2013. It has been edited and updated. • • • I think that the practice of “vulnerability” as personal transparency may have gone to seed. Just take one flip around the TV channels and you can see that. What are all of these confessional talk […]

The Art of Comforting Presence

Who would have thought that a conservative political columnist would write an article that a hospice chaplain would find perfect for sharing about what it means to do my work and what it means for anyone to accompany sufferers in their journeys of pain and loss? But that’s what David Brooks did in his wise, […]

What can you do with a General?

What can you do with a General When he stops being a General? • Irving Berlin The other day, my friend John Armstrong posted the following status on Facebook. This pastor’s story elicited a large number of comments, and rightly so. Though quite different in detail, his experience reminded me of my own journey of […]

Five NT texts that guide my journey

A few weeks ago, I followed the example of Pete Enns and wrote a post on ten of the texts from the Hebrew Bible that have guided me in various ways on my faith journey. Today, let’s do a list of NT texts. We’ll start with five today and maybe add some more later in […]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: January 4, 2015

Note from CM: 2015 will mark five years since the death of Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk. Throughout the year, we will feature special remembrances to honor his memory and contributions. One of the ways we will do that is to give Michael his say every Sunday. We continue today, with a post that was […]

Saturday Ramblings, January 3, 2015

Welcome to the weekend, imonkers.  Actually, welcome to the New Year.  Just in case you weren’t feeling old enough, remind yourself that we are now as close to 2040 as we are to 1990. And by the way, since it’s 2015, aren’t we all supposed to start dressing like this now? How are your New […]

IM Book Review: Rumours of Glory – Part 1: My Journey with Bruce

Rumours of Glory: A Memoir Bruce Cockburn Harper and Collins 2014 Over the next several Fridays, I will be delving into Bruce Cockburn’s memoir: Rumours of Glory. For those who do not know Bruce or his music, here is a quick overview taken from the publisher’s summary. Legendary Canadian singer and songwriter Bruce Cockburn delivers […]

Chaplain Mike’s New Year’s Resolutions 2015

In January 2009, Michael Spencer wrote a post containing his New Year’s resolutions. In the same spirit, I offer the following list for 2015. • • • 1. I am breaking off my love affair with you, food. I’m sorry, honey, it’s not you, it’s me. No, really. You’ve never been more beautiful and enticing, […]