August 12, 2020

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 8, 2020

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 8, 2020 • • • • Graham honored, white supremicist replaced… From RNS: A life-sized statue of the Rev. Billy Graham will be installed in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall collection sometime next year, replacing a statue of a white supremacist that both the state of North Carolina and […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 1, 2020

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 1, 2020 • • • Picture of the week… Rest in peace until you rise to see justice and shalom reign, John Lewis. • Quotes from the week… “And someday, when we do finish that long journey towards freedom, when we do form a more perfect union, whether it’s […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 25, 2020 — Satire Edition

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 25, 2020 Satire Edition • • • FIRST…you didn’t think we’d forget the BEST news of the week, did you? BASEBALL IS BACK!!! With a commitment to promoting social justice for black lives. Bringing joy that can’t be contained! We are very excited for the first game of the […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 18, 2020

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 18, 2020 • • • Rest in peace, J.I. Packer From Regent College… “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15 ESV It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr. J.I. Packer, a treasured faculty member, author, churchman, […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 11, 2020

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 11, 2020 I’m sorry, but we’re in for a rather melancholy Brunch this week. I’m finding it harder to be optimistic with each passing day, and I’m grateful for your company and conversation here at the table. I keep waiting for some good news, some relief in the midst […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: Independence Day 2020 Edition

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: Independence Day 2020 Edition • • 2020 is the perfect time to hear again the greatest speech in American history… Fellow-Countrymen: At this second appearing to take the oath of the Presidential office there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first. Then a statement […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: June 27, 2018

• • • The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: June 27, 2018 Welcome to Brunch. Each week just seems to get crazier and scarier. I’m running out of things to say and feeling the futility of the words I do find. Colt Clark and his Quarantine Kids put their finger on the source of my weariness, […]

Saturday Brunch, June 6, 2020

Good morning, my friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch? The beauty of animals has always haunted and delighted us. The first artwork were cave sketches of animals. But George Wheelhouse takes a novel approach: “I started photographing animals against dark backgrounds due to my obsessive instinct to remove as much distraction […]

Saturday Brunch, May 30, 2020

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. You know what we haven’t had for a while?  Brunch!! As usual, I’m not going to bring up the subjects dominating the headlines. The Brunch focuses on the interesting (at least to me), the silly, and the un-reported. I also avoid mentioning a certain politician because, inevitably, the […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: Quarantine Reflections

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch Quarantine Reflections I have a new favorite band. They remind a lot of the energy and joy we enjoyed with our kids when they were young. The Clarks are putting up videos every day on YouTube during the pandemic shutdown. I have had so much fun watching these — and […]