August 7, 2020

The Common Teaching of Holy Church

Today is the last of our series on Julian of Norwich. Damaris and Martha have walked us through Amy Frykholm’s book about Dame Julian, as well as exploring themes that Julian introduced six hundred years ago. I hope you’ve enjoyed these discussions this week. JD And yet in all this time, from the beginning to […]

Julian Of Norwich: Grounded and Rooted in Love

Also in this He shewed me a little thing, the quantity of an hazel-nut, in the palm of my hand; and it was as round as a ball.  I looked thereupon with eye of my understanding, and thought: What may this be?  And it was answered generally thus: It is all that is made.  I […]

The Three Desires of Julian of Norwich

When Julian was a young girl, she expressed to God three desires: The first was minde of his passion; The second was bodily sickness in youth; The third was to have of God’s gift three wounds. In other words, she wanted to understand and always remember Christ’s passion.  She wanted to come close to the […]

The Constant Seeker: Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich was an English contemplative Christian who lived during what Barbara Tuchman has called “the calamitous fourteenth century.”  A small child when the Black Death first devastated her home city of Norwich in eastern England, she experienced several recurrences of the epidemic during her lifetime.  This was the time of the Hundred Years’ […]

iMonk Book Club: Julian of Norwich: A Contemplative Biography

Editor’s note: Today we jump in to the next book in the InternetMonk book club. The discussion this week will be led by Damaris Zehner and Martha of Ireland. I’ve really been looking forward to what they have to say about a woman we know very little of other than her quote, “All shall be […]

Pentecostals And Miracles

We have been looking at the topic of miracles, and Tim Stafford’s Miracles, this week. Lisa Dye walked us through a look at Stafford’s book on modern miracles, as well as helping with your comments. Before we leave this topic, I thought we would hear from Stafford on the topic of Pentecostals and why they […]


Tim Stafford is a senior writer for Christianity Today and recently penned and published a book exploring modern-day miracles from a journalist’s point-of-view. He doesn’t claim to be an expert on any one subject, but for the past thirty years he’s written on a wide variety of subjects relating to all things Christian. His says […]

My Karma Ran Over Your Dogma

As we work through the first book in the iMonk Book Club, Tullian Tchividjian’s Glorious Ruin, we are finding that this book really is not so much about suffering as it is about God’s mercy and grace. So where does suffering fit it to the mercy and grace God wants to give us? We all […]

Glorious Ruin: Theology Of Glory Vs. Theology Of The Cross

We continue our iMonk book club discussion on Tullian Tchividjian’s Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free. Today, let’s discuss chapters one through three and his look at the “theology of glory” vs. the “theology of the cross.” These are terms coined by Martin Luther in his Heidelberg Disputation of 1518. You can read Luther’s […]

Glorious Ruin—Introduction (iMonk Book Club)

We are kicking off our iMonk Book Club with the latest from Tullian Tchividjian, Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free. The book club idea is not meant to be me (or any of our other writers) reviewing the book, but simply beginning and moderating discussion. I have my ideas about this selection, and will […]