The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 31, 2020

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 31, 2020 It’s Halloween 2020! Over the years, Internet Monk has been known to post articles about this celebration in response to various examples of hysteria and circus-like behavior on the part of some Christians. Here’s a list of those posts: The Great Pumpkin Proposes a Toast My AnnualContinue reading “The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 31, 2020”

Saturday Brunch, POLITICS-FREE EDITION, October 24, 2020

Hello friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for brunch? Okay, I’ve had enough. I don’t want to hear ONE word about politics today, especially in the comments section. NOT today, boys and girls. We are gonna brunch-out on some beautiful pics, some science, news, and some  random human weirdness. And if anyone even mentionsContinue reading “Saturday Brunch, POLITICS-FREE EDITION, October 24, 2020”

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 17, 2020

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 17, 2020 • • • Cartoon of the week • Wise word of the week…from Richard Rohr Over centuries, we became very used to equating evil with individual “sins” and we lost a sense of its collective nature. The word “sin” often serves as a label applied to variousContinue reading “The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 17, 2020”

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 10, 2020 – Open Mic Edition

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 10, 2020 – Open Mic Edition Well, fellow brunchers, your chaplain is weary this weekend after covering for his colleague whose been on vacation and taking care of his own patients as well. I had posted a few things throughout the week, but find I’m lacking energy tonight toContinue reading “The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 10, 2020 – Open Mic Edition”

Saturdays at IM — A Retrospective (part 2)

• • • The Saturday IM Monks Brunch: October 3, 2020 Saturdays at IM — A Retrospective (part 2) • Saturday Ramblings 2.0 – The Pastor Dan Show After Jeff Dunn stepped down in 2014, I turned the Saturday duties over to my good friend Pastor Dan — Daniel Jepsen — and Saturday Ramblings 2.0Continue reading “Saturdays at IM — A Retrospective (part 2)”

Saturdays at IM: A Retrospective (part 1)

The Saturday IM Monks Brunch: September 26, 2020 Saturdays at IM — A Retrospective (part 1) • Saturday Ramblings When Jeff and I began overseeing the Internet Monk blog in 2010, we toyed around with a number of possibilities to keep it interesting and meaningful after Michael Spencer’s death. Jeff came up with the ideaContinue reading “Saturdays at IM: A Retrospective (part 1)”

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 19, 2020

• Some of us can relate… • RIP RBG… From NPR: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. The court, in a statement, said GinsburgContinue reading “The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 19, 2020”

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 12, 2020

• • • The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 12, 2020 • • Update on the wildfires in the west… From the NY Times: Fires continued to rage in southern Oregon, where hundreds of homes have been razed, as well as east of Salem, where two bodies have been found, and along the state’s coast.Continue reading “The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 12, 2020”

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: Labor Day Weekend 2020 Edition

The first official Labor Day was born in a context of protest and violence… On May 11, 1894, workers at the Pullman Palace Car Company, a railroad car manufacturer near Chicago, went on strike to protest their low wages and 16-hour workdays. On June 22, members of the powerful American Railway Union joined their struggleContinue reading “The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: Labor Day Weekend 2020 Edition”