August 20, 2019

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 17, 2019 — Hometown Edition

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 17, 2019 Hometown Edition The closest I have to a “hometown” is Dixon, Illinois, on the Rock River in north central Illinois. It’s really my dad’s hometown, but I spent enough time there as a child, and lived there for a few years too, that it’s where most of […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 10, 2019 — Lament Edition

• Sorry to emphasize such down notes today, but, as the CNN story says, “What a horrible week for America.” This has been an objectively awful week. Far from a sleepy end to the summer, the country is reeling from mass shootings that claimed 31 lives in Texas and Ohio, not paying enough attention to […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 3, 2019

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 3, 2019 • • • Three years away…on my “want” list now • • • Joshua Harris, post-Christian From CNN: A former pastor who wrote a bestselling book on traditional relationships has confirmed the end of his marriage, apologized for opposing LGBTQ rights and announced he is no longer […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 27, 2019 — Politics free edition

, The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 27, 2019 Today’s Brunch is a “politics free” zone. We had enough of that yesterday, as you can see in the action shot above, taken from yesterday’s comment section. So today, just relax, laugh, and tend your wounds. • • • No politics — well, except maybe for […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 20, 2019

We have only one subject today… Today is the 50th anniversary of the day when human beings first stepped foot on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins flew their spacecraft to the moon, and then Armstrong and Aldrin took the lunar lander to the surface. On July 20, 1969 […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 13, 2019 — Jehu Edition

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 13, 2019 — Jehu Edition “The driving is like the driving of Jehu son of Nimshi—crazy!” (2 Kings 9:20 MSG) I’ve been teaching my grandson to drive. Today I’m going to warn him against driving like Jehu. This Brunch is dedicated to King Jehu, patron saint of road rage, […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 6, 2019

Americans need to embrace a more mature and realistic patriotism, one that recognizes that everything is not perfect but that there is still something worth celebrating. We must learn to love America without being blind to its faults. This love must be shown not by ignoring America’s problems but by dedicating ourselves to dealing with […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: June 29, 2019

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: June 29, 2019 ANGLICAN IMMIGRANT INITIATIVE… With the refugee situation on our southern border rising to such prominence this past week, it is refreshing to read this: For the two last years, the Church of St. Clement (Anglican) in El Paso had opened its doors monthly to house 30 of […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: June 22, 2019 (Church Edition)

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: June 22, 2019 Church Edition • • Church and the Autistic… “As a Christian, I believe that worship is primarily intended to glorify God,” he wrote, “and may have misinterpreted your Evensong as an actual worship service, at which my son’s expressions must surely be pleasing to God, the experience […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: June 15, 2019

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: June 15, 2019 Sports can be life-giving… My eyes teared up the other evening as I was driving home and listening to All Things Considered on NPR. They told the story of 11-year-old Laila Anderson, a little girl from St. Louis with a life-threatening auto-immune disease. Little Laila also happens […]