October 25, 2020

What To Expect

Hi there, fellow iMonks. Your friendly, neighborhood publisher here, wishing you well on this Monday, the first Monday in October. Things are rather, well, less normal than usual here at the iMonastery today. That’s because Chaplain Mike has gone and left us. Okay, he’s only gone for a month, but I already miss that big ol’ Cubs fan. But we will carry on best as possible here—all for you, brothers and sisters, all for you.

So, what should you expect in this crisp fall month? Well, if you’re in Oklahoma, you should expect more days in the mid-80s with not much hope of rain. (We are in one of our semi-annual droughts here.) On the iMonk front, you can expect a lot. We will continue with the dispatches from the post-evangelical wilderness, which seems to grow more crowded all of the time.

Our regular writers have said they will step up and offer more of their incredibly insightful, um, er, insights. Damaris has agreed to take Sunday mornings, and started it off yesterday with a poem that caused me to shake as I was preparing it for publication. Martha, as always, is coming up with essays that make me laugh and repent at the same time.

Adam and I had a wonder two-hour lunch with Dr. Ken Weed last week. Ken is a chemistry professor at a nearby university, but has a lot to say about science in general and how it leads to worshipping God. That will be a fun one to assemble. And Adam has some things on his heart he wants to share with you on his own.

We will even have some contributions by Denise Spencer, our First Lady. (I know—I can’t wait, either!)

At least one of our own, David Cornwell, has agree to share his thoughts with us in more detail than will fit in the comments section.

We’ll be looking at some books this month: Brennan Manning’s memoir, All Is Grace. Mark Galli’s latest, Chaos And Grace. And (hopefully) Lisa Randall’s Knocking On Heaven’s Door. 

What else? Well, we’ll just have to see. I suppose I could review a couple of Pink Floyd’s remastered albums released last week. (Division Bell—incredible. The Wall—there are not words…)

Suffice it to say we will be keeping busy while Chap is away. So busy that I must now get back to my other duties. Ah look! Chaplain Mike left his robe behind. Do you think if I wear it, I’ll be as smart as he? What’s that? Is that you, HUG? What did you say? Yeah, I don’t think so either.

Let us sail gayly into the month of October! (And I know one word in that last sentence will elicit more comments than anything else we write … )

 

Comments

  1. Repent of having read them, you mean 🙂

  2. One more Mike says

    Can’t wait for David Cornewll piece(s) and it will be good to hear from Denise.

    • One more Mike says

      I meant Cornwell. Although Cornewll would look good on a book cover.

    • David Cornwell says

      This is scary, think I’ve got writer’s block!

      I’m on a Fall trip in Michigan right now, but my thoughts are percolating and may even get something written in my motel room.

      Anyway, One more Mike, thank you.

  3. Jeff you’ll do fine. I’ll still hang around 🙂

  4. I will miss Chaplain Mike this month, but look forward to reading what everyone else has to say! Especially that full post from David

    Also looking forward to a day in the not too distant future where life lets me contribute a little more frequently too.

  5. Very cool photo of the Jack-O-Lanterns, Jeff!

    We will all miss Chaplain Mike, but I know you and the other writers are up to keeping us reading and writing with great interest.

  6. Headless Unicorn Guy says

    Adam and I had a wonder two-hour lunch with Dr. Ken Weed last week. Ken is a chemistry professor at a nearby university, but has a lot to say about science in general and how it leads to worshipping God. That will be a fun one to assemble.

    If that’s the subject, better Weed than Ham.