December 2, 2020

They’ll know we are Christians by our language

I passed a church sign the other day. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to stop and take a picture of it to show you, but I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind since I saw it. The sign said: God makes useful saints Out of useless sinners. Believe me, I understand black/white, […]

Shameful, Ridiculous, and Cruel

On Monday, Veterans Day, we ran a post that, it is hoped, caused us to think more perceptively, compassionately, and realistically about matters related to war and military service and have a thoughtful conversation. Today, another conversation came to my attention on the same topic that could not be more shameful and ridiculous. Furthermore, it […]

Some Things That Caught My Attention

Your iMonk prior, Fr. Dunn, is down for the count with the flu. Or at least a very bad cold. I’ve always suspected him of having Witzelsucht, but maybe he comes by his weird humor naturally. In any case, I am here as your substitute scribe for the day. Who am I? I go by […]

Jesus Holds A Business Meeting

Last week, Adam Palmer sent me a series of tweets he had received from our mutual friend, Mark Riddle. Here are just a few. *Did Jesus always pray before his staff meetings? *I’m guessing Jesus’ administrative assistant was tough to get past.  I’ll bet she protected him well. *And then Jesus said, “Go into the […]

‘Cause every girl’s crazy ’bout…

From the you couldn’t possibly make this stuff up in a million years department, today we refer you to: At Ed Young’s new site,, you can learn that he wears Spanx, that wearing Spanx can give you gas (but better posture), and that those who are “clothed in Christ” should be clothed in fashionable, […]

Creation Police at Toys-R-Us

Parents, you can be reassured. The creationists are keeping watch. And now a new front has opened on the war against those who don’t take the Bible literally and promote Evil-lution: the toy store. Brian Thomas, science writer for ICR (The Institute for Creation Research) posted a dire warning on January 9 against perhaps the […]

And in this Ring…

Ed and Lisa Young, founders of Texas-based Fellowship Church, will spend 24 hours in bed on the church roof next week and stream themselves live on the Internet to encourage married couples to see firsthand the power of a healthy sex life as prescribed in their new book, Sexperiment. Two days after their book, Sexperiment: […]

“Lego” Bible too Graphic for Sam’s Club Parents

I never saw our kids do this with Legos. Maybe I was naive. According to an article in the Christian Post, “Sam’s Club stores are no longer selling The Brick Bible: A New Spin on The Old Testament, which tells Bible stories through 1,400 images of toy Lego pieces, after ‘numerous concerns’ were received about […]

This Goes too Far

Last week I put up an excerpt from Pat Robertson’s controversial video in which he said he would advise a husband to divorce his wife with Alzheimer’s disease. You will note that I did not pass direct judgment on his comments, but merely described them as “strange” and “surprising.” I encouraged us not to pile […]

Here’s a strange . . .

I would prefer not to do the “pile on crazy Pat Robertson” thing here today, though some of it is inevitable in the light of the following clip. I have heard Pat say some remarkable things over the years, but this is jaw-droppingly surprising to me. What do you make of it?