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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 […]

The Saturday Internet Monks Brunch: June 8, 2019

The Saturday Internet Monks Brunch: June 8, 2019 More on Franklin Graham from Paul Wilkinson: A massive exercise in spin? Later this month ” 3,235 boxes of paper items, 1,000 scrapbooks of news clippings dating back to the 1940s and more than 1,000 linear feet of videos, cassettes, reels, films and audio” which “documents the […]

Saturday Brunch, June 1, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. You know what we haven’t had for a while? BRUNCH! Let’s get right to it. Remember when the Salvator Mundi, the supposed lost work of Leonardo da Vinci, sold a couple years ago for a record $450 million? Well, the speculation now is that it was a tad […]

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, […]