June 2, 2020

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 […]

A Lite Brunch: May 2, 2020

• • • A LITE BRUNCH: MAY 2, 2020 Perhaps we all need a bit of respite from the heaviness of this pandemic. Enjoy a laugh and perhaps shed a tear of gratitude or two  on us today. • Dedicated to all those working in virtual spaces these days… • Dedicated to all those pacing […]

Lenten Brunch Lite 6: April 4, 2020 — Lentiest Lent Edition

Lenten Brunch Lite 6: April 4, 2020 Lentiest Lent Edition Comments now closed. • A bitter wind blows through the country A hard rain falls on the sea If terror comes without a warning There must be something we don’t see What fire begets this fire? Like torches thrown into the straw If no one […]

A Lenten Brunch Response to Pharisaic Idiocy: March 28, 2020

Lenten Brunch Lite 5: March 28, 2020 This Lenten season has been somewhat overwhelmed by all the attention paid to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it has given us all an opportunity to ponder some fundamental aspects of what we believe and how we view the world (certainly consistent with Lent’s purpose). This morning I want […]

A Lenten Brunch Special: March 21, 2020

A Lenten Brunch Special: March 21, 2020 Note from CM: We have a special guest speaker for our weekly brunch today. My good friend and former iMonk partner Jeff Dunn is here with a message most appropriate for Lent. And like all of Jeff’s writing, it arises from his life. He has reached a critical […]

Lenten Brunch Lite 3: March 14, 2020 – Special Pandemic Edition

Lenten Brunch Lite 3: March 14, 2020 Special Pandemic Edition During the Lenten season, we will offer a “lite” version of our Saturday Brunch. Each week, I will set forth one question (or set of questions) related to keeping Lent and ask us to focus our discussion on it. Today we hear wise counsel from […]

Lenten Brunch Lite 2: March 7, 2020

Lenten Brunch Lite 2: March 7, 2020 During the Lenten season, we will offer a “lite” version of our Saturday Brunch. Each week, I will set forth one question (or set of questions) related to keeping Lent and ask us to focus our discussion on it. Last week we asked about your faith community and […]

Lenten Brunch Lite 1: February 29, 2020

Lenten Brunch Lite 1: February 29, 2020 During the Lenten season, we will offer a “lite” version of our Saturday Brunch. Each week, I will set forth one question (or set of questions) related to keeping Lent and ask us to focus our discussion on it. Today’s set of questions is simple: How does your […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: February 15, 2020

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: February 15, 2020 Happy Valentine’s Day, a day late. • Valentine’s Day wasn’t always about love The earliest possible origin story of Valentine’s Day is the pagan holiday Lupercalia. Occurring for centuries in the middle of February, the holiday celebrates fertility. Men would strip naked and sacrifice a goat and […]