April 22, 2019

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: March 2, 2019 — Season Finale

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: March 2, 2019 SEASON FINALE This will be our last Saturday Brunch for a time. In honor of a primary traditional discipline in Lent — fasting — we will abstain for the next seven weeks from our weekly buffet. I promise something spiritually nourishing will take its place, though I’ve […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: February 23, 2019

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: February 23, 2019 • • • OUR LONG DARK NIGHT IS OVER… Major League Baseball teams reported to Spring Training this week. Here are a few shots from Mesa, Arizona, where the Cubs train. Few things in life bring as much hope as the beginning of baseball… • • • […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: February 16, 2019

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: February 16, 2019 Rant and Rave and Vent and Grumble Edition You may want to avoid this Brunch. I invite you to do so if ranting and raving and venting and grumbling (especially about politics and religion) bothers you. I myself hesitate to participate in this, because I know it […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: February 9, 2019

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: February 9, 2019 • • • WE START WITH A REQUEST FOR PRAYER & SUPPORT… One of our friends and contributing writers here at Internet Monk has been dealing with a life-transforming change in this new year. This is from J. Michael Jones: Somewhere, around January 11th, 2019, I became […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: February 2, 2019

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: February 2, 2019 The cold grows colder, even as the days grow longer, February’s mercury vapor light buffing but not defrosting the bone-white ground, crusty and treacherous underfoot. This is the time of year that’s apt to put a hammerlock on a healthy appetite, old anxieties back into the night, […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 26, 2018 — Frozen Edition

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 26, 2018 — Frozen Edition No season of the soul strips clear the face of God save cold and frozen wind upon the frozen sod. Jane Tyson Clement • • • FROZEN THINGS… The week ahead is forecast to have the coldest temperatures of the season across the U.S., […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 19, 2019

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 19, 2019 What are you doing out there? Come on in out of the wind and snow and join us for Brunch! We have hot chocolate, tea, and coffee, and plenty of food to warm and fill you. Here in the northern climes we’re deep in the bleak midwinter, […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 12, 2019 — SHUTDOWN!

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 12, 2019 SHUTDOWN! In solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of government workers who have been furloughed or who are working without pay, as well as the vast number of contractors, businesses, and local entities whose livelihoods depend upon the normal functioning of the Federal government, the IM Saturday […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 5, 2019

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 5, 2019 Welcome to our first Brunch of the new year! • • • The religious makeup of the new Congress Like the rest of U.S. society…the new Congress is a bit more diverse, with Christians making up 88 percent of the membership, down from 91 percent. Among the […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 29, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 29, 2018 It’s the end of one year, the beginning of another. Time to reflect and time for expectation. We will reflect that in our approach to the Brunch today, giving you a chance to share about your own personal journey. At this time of year we dwell in […]