May 24, 2019

Archives for 2018

Poem: At the New Year (Kenneth Patchin)

At the New Year by Kenneth Patchen In the shape of this night, in the still fall         of snow, Father In all that is cold and tiny, these little birds         and children In everything that moves tonight, the trolleys         and the lovers, Father In the great hush […]

Christmastide with Thomas Merton

Christmastide with Thomas Merton If we wish to see Christ in His glory, we must recognize Him now in His humility. If we wish His light to shine on our darkness and His immortality to clothe our mortality, we must suffer with Him on earth in order to be crowned with Him in Paradise. If […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 29, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 29, 2018 It’s the end of one year, the beginning of another. Time to reflect and time for expectation. We will reflect that in our approach to the Brunch today, giving you a chance to share about your own personal journey. At this time of year we dwell in […]

2018’s Most-Discussed Posts on IM

2018’s Most-Discussed Posts on IM We have had another year of interesting and, I hope, edifying conversation here at Internet Monk. That has certainly been our goal, and I hope that I and the rest of our writers have primed the pump well. It is always our desire, first of all, to be growing people. […]

Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science- Part 1, The Language of Mathematics, Chapter 2: The Hound of Heaven across the Multiverse By Andy Walsh

Faith Across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science Chapter 2: The Hound of Heaven across the Multiverse By Andy Walsh We are blogging through the book, “Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science” by Andy Walsh.  Today is Chapter 2: The Hound of Heaven across the Multiverse. Walsh begins the chapter by recounting the […]

Randy Thompson: Christmas Lights & Christmas Music

Christmas Lights & Christmas Music A Christmas Meditation, 2018, by Randy Thompson Tops on the list of what I love most about Christmas are the season’s lights and music. Although I am not one to outline our house in multi-colored lights or set up lit-up inflatable reindeers, snowmen and Santa Clauses all over the yard, […]

Another Look: The Strangeness of Christmas

The story of Jesus has no bite. A tame “baby Jesus” makes his annual, heart-warming appearance, and leaves us largely un-bothered and un-changed. Yet when I read the two Gospel accounts, I am struck by how strange these narratives are, unsettling and fantastical at every corner. • W. David O. Taylor • • • Thank […]

A Blessed Christmas to All from Internet Monk

Christmas Eve: Happy Birthday, Silent Night!

Happy Birthday, Silent Night! A blessed Christmas Eve to all. Tonight, in our traditional Christmas Eve candlelight service we will sing Silent Night, along with people all around the world. What’s special in 2018 is that it marks the 200th anniversary of the singing of this matchless Christmas hymn on this night. In fact, our […]

Sermon: Advent IV — Mary, Mother of God and Ultimate Matriarch of Our Faith

Sermon: Advent IV Mary, Mother of God and Ultimate Matriarch of Our Faith (Luke 1:39-55) • • • Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed… • Luke 1:48 It’s that time of year again. Time for we who are Protestants to talk about Mary. Unlike our Catholic or Orthodox brothers and sisters, […]