Visit the Internet Monk Archives

20 Years of Internet Monk For twenty years, Michael Spencer, Chaplain Mike and a number of other writers described and discussed the post-evangelical life, seeking a Jesus-shaped spirituality, and inviting all and sundry to have important conversations in the Great Hall. The conversation at this site has come to an end, but you can stillContinue reading “Visit the Internet Monk Archives”

Chaplain Mike: My Manifesto — The Good News of Jesus for the Life of the World

Note from CM: This is my final full post on Internet Monk. I decided to devote it to what really matters. I’ve been happy to share my journey with you and to learn about the paths on which God has led so many of you. But in the end, it’s not just about my journeyContinue reading “Chaplain Mike: My Manifesto — The Good News of Jesus for the Life of the World”

Jeff Dunn: Two Unforgettable Characters

Note from CM: What shall I say of my friend Jeff Dunn? Before Michael Spencer died, he anointed Jeff to administer the blog and asked me to be the lead writer. We were to be partners. Getting to know Jeff, his infectious enthusiasm, his love for baseball and good music and good humor, his longContinue reading “Jeff Dunn: Two Unforgettable Characters”

Damaris Zehner: The Signpost

Note from CM: On this final week of IM, we will be hearing from some good folks who have made contributions of excellence to this blog. We start today with one of my dear friends, Damaris, one of the most gifted and eloquent people I know. Thanks for sharing your wonderful writing with us overContinue reading “Damaris Zehner: The Signpost”

The Best of Michael Spencer: When I Am Weak

Note from CM: Folks, for my money, this is the best piece Michael Spencer ever wrote. I come back to it again and again and again… • When I am Weak Why we must embrace our brokenness and never be good Christians The voice on the other end of the phone told a story thatContinue reading “The Best of Michael Spencer: When I Am Weak”

Christmas Day 2020: Michael Spencer on Christmas

Christmas Day 2020 Michael Spencer on Christmas (2005) It is the grand simplicity of the Good News that God enters the world through an event that, apart from two Gospel accounts, would be unknown. The life of Jesus, from beginning to end, is the life of the poor, the lowly, the unknown and the insignificant.Continue reading “Christmas Day 2020: Michael Spencer on Christmas”

Christmas Eve 2020: My Winter Faith

My Winter Faith See, amid the winter’s snow, born for us on earth below, see the tender Lamb appears, promised from eternal years. Lo, within a manger lies He who built the starry skies; He, who throned in height sublime, sits amid the cherubim! Sacred Infant, all divine, what a tender love was Thine; thusContinue reading “Christmas Eve 2020: My Winter Faith”