October 22, 2020

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 17, 2020

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 17, 2020 • • • Cartoon of the week • Wise word of the week…from Richard Rohr Over centuries, we became very used to equating evil with individual “sins” and we lost a sense of its collective nature. The word “sin” often serves as a label applied to various […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 10, 2020 – Open Mic Edition

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 10, 2020 – Open Mic Edition Well, fellow brunchers, your chaplain is weary this weekend after covering for his colleague whose been on vacation and taking care of his own patients as well. I had posted a few things throughout the week, but find I’m lacking energy tonight to […]

Saturdays at IM — A Retrospective (part 2)

• • • The Saturday IM Monks Brunch: October 3, 2020 Saturdays at IM — A Retrospective (part 2) • Saturday Ramblings 2.0 – The Pastor Dan Show After Jeff Dunn stepped down in 2014, I turned the Saturday duties over to my good friend Pastor Dan — Daniel Jepsen — and Saturday Ramblings 2.0 […]

Saturdays at IM: A Retrospective (part 1)

The Saturday IM Monks Brunch: September 26, 2020 Saturdays at IM — A Retrospective (part 1) • Saturday Ramblings When Jeff and I began overseeing the Internet Monk blog in 2010, we toyed around with a number of possibilities to keep it interesting and meaningful after Michael Spencer’s death. Jeff came up with the idea […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 19, 2020

• Some of us can relate… • RIP RBG… From NPR: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 12, 2020

• • • The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 12, 2020 • • Update on the wildfires in the west… From the NY Times: Fires continued to rage in southern Oregon, where hundreds of homes have been razed, as well as east of Salem, where two bodies have been found, and along the state’s coast. […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: Labor Day Weekend 2020 Edition

The first official Labor Day was born in a context of protest and violence… On May 11, 1894, workers at the Pullman Palace Car Company, a railroad car manufacturer near Chicago, went on strike to protest their low wages and 16-hour workdays. On June 22, members of the powerful American Railway Union joined their struggle […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 29, 2020 — Mostly Music Edition

• • • The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 29, 2020 — Mostly Music Edition • Peter Mayer’s song set to transcendent time lapse videos of northern lights, the Milky Way, meteors and more. Video by John Ashley. Magnificent. • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty! Tomorrow is the Sunday for what is perhaps my […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 22, 2020

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 22, 2020 • • • • MLB play of the week… • It’s been too long since I’ve heard such eloquence spoken in a political context… So what do we do now? What’s our strategy? Over the past four years, a lot of people have asked me, “When others […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 15, 2020

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 15, 2020 • • • • In honor of one my all-time favorite character actors (and diabetes spokepersons)… • Is this what the future of American religion looks like? From RNS: Kamala Harris filled two criteria that Joe Biden wanted in a running mate: She is a woman and […]