July 11, 2020

Of Swords And Plowshares

I am old. Not so much old-fashioned as just old. So when I say I am seeing things now I didn’t see growing up, there is a lot of water that has passed under the bridge of time. I’m not talking about the horseless carriage (I’m not that old), nor even the cell phone (but […]

The Homily

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5, ESV). When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, […]

Saturday Ramblings 11.16.13

Happy Saturday, iMonks. A couple of weeks ago in my Sunday homily, I mentioned how I was looking for a certain type of apple called the “black twig.” It was the best apple I had ever had, but that was years ago. Well, I have a new favorite. I stopped at the store on the […]

Looking For A Bigger God

I have been exploring  in recent posts some of the reasons I am leaving evangelicalism after 40 years. As I have stated, these are my reasons alone. Each time I post, some will comment to the affect that I am trying take others with me on my journey. I have never said that or inferred that. […]

The Homily

“I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and strengthen the sick,  but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with judgment” (Ezekiel 34:16, NASB). And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, […]

Saturday Ramblings 11.9.13

It has been a fun week here at the iMonastery, dealing with light topics like our salvation and how to pray for our leaders. Easy stuff. Now it’s Saturday, and that’s when we do our heavy lifting, dealing with the serious stuff. Yes, we call it “rambling,” but don’t mistake that for any easy-going stroll […]

The Homily

“I set my people free. I will come to Mount Zion. I will come to those in Jacob’s family who turn away from their sins,” announces the Lord. (Isaiah 59:20, NIRV) Then Zacharias, his father, filled with the Holy Spirit and speaking like a prophet, said, “Blessings on the Lord, the God of Israel, because he […]

Saturday Ramblings 11.2.13

Greetings, my sugar-amped iMonks. As you sneak another Snickers bar from your kids’ trick-or-treat bag, why don’t we discuss the sin of gluttony? Or the greater sin of you not sending me a big bag of Snickers. (Jeff Dunn, Tulsa, Oklahoma) Wait! Belay that bag of Snickers. I am trying to lose weight. And I’ve […]

The Homily

Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.  The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely;  but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from […]

Saturday Ramblings 10.26.13

Greetings, fellow iMonks. Well now, it has been a week here at the iMonastery. We have harvested the fields and put up into barns and even started the canning process. All that is left now is the gleanings. And those we call our Saturday Ramblings. Well, let’s get right at it, ok? Mark Driscoll said […]