“This SA Meeting Is Now in Session”

By Chaplain Mike Hi, my name is Mike, and I am a recovering separatist. [Hi, Mike!] It all started when I trusted Christ at the end of my senior year in high school. Conversion (which I now refer to as a “spiritual awakening”) to me was like rounding a bend in the highway and drivingContinue reading ““This SA Meeting Is Now in Session””

Calvin on Loving Our Neighbors

By Chaplain Mike As I have been thinking and reading about the doctrine of Vocation lately, it struck me that one of the foundations this teaching is built upon is the theology of common grace. One group of Christians that has thought (and battled!) about common grace are the Calvinists. In fact, debates and conflictsContinue reading “Calvin on Loving Our Neighbors”

Redefining Greatness

By Chaplain Mike The older I get, the more my definition of “greatness” changes. For many of us who grew up in the age of mass media, great has often equaled “famous” in our minds. The great are those with public celebrity. Whose faces are seen in print and on screen. Whose words are capturedContinue reading “Redefining Greatness”

Health Care in America—What to Do at the End of Life?

By Chaplain Mike As you may know, I work as a hospice chaplain. Our service specializes in caring for people who are in the final season of life. A multi-disciplinary team of skilled professionals provides medical and personal care, psycho-social care, and spiritual care for our patients and support to their families. In order toContinue reading “Health Care in America—What to Do at the End of Life?”

For Memorial Day: A Classic Michael Spencer Essay

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer My friend Mark is a soldier. A Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. He just returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, where he, in his own words, was “proud to be a Marine at a time my country needed my service.” I am proud of him,Continue reading “For Memorial Day: A Classic Michael Spencer Essay”

A “Sound” Argument

By Chaplain Mike Let’s move away from theological topics for a few minutes and talk about what’s really filling people’s ears and minds in these days when life is lived to a continual soundtrack. In Sunday’s New York Times, Joseph Plambeck examines how life has changed when it comes to what we expect from ourContinue reading “A “Sound” Argument”