I just finished my first official online course on Monasticism and Monastic Theology, part of my uThM Program.

I looked for awhile before I uncovered the free courses by Fr. Luke Dysinger, O.S.B at Saint John’s Seminary. The website is actually a treasure trove of courses and other resources available to the public.

You can check it out here.

Likewise, all of my coursework from my uThM Program can be found here.

I also keep a monthly Research Journal that analyzes and integrates what I’m learning. You can find that here.

So, let’s dig into my review of the online course, Monastic Spiritual Theology.

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This is my discussion assignment from the online course on Monasticism and Monastic Theology, part of my uThM Program. You can find the course homepage here.

Likewise, all of my coursework from my uThM Program can be found here.

I also keep a monthly Research Journal that analyzes and integrates what I’m learning. You can find that here.

So, let’s dig into my final assignment for this online course, Monastic Spiritual Theology.

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Welcome to the SECOND installment of Isaac Hunter’s Online Bible Study, a systematic analysis of the 66 books of the protestant bible.

This is an online class, organized informally and asynchronously. There are no sign-ups needed, no grades to be got, just a clear analysis of the bible and it’s peculiar and fantastically supernatural message for us from outside the bounds of creation itself. So, check back in often as new episodes will arrive each week.

You can also subscribe to this bible study by clicking HERE, using your favorite RSS feed reader, so you’ll never miss a single episode.
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Welcome to the FIRST installment of Isaac Hunter’s Online Bible Study, a systematic analysis of the 66 books of the protestant bible.

This is an online class, organized informally and asynchronously. There are no sign-ups needed, no grades to be got, just a clear analysis of the bible and it’s peculiar and fantastically supernatural message for us. So, check back in often as new episodes arrive.

You can also subscribe to this bible study by clicking HERE, using your favorite RSS feed reader.
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I’ve recently started creating small playlists on Youtube with a variety of music I happen to enjoy – especially when I’m writing. I’ve even started using them on my TV to free up resources on my computer – plus, the speakers are much louder.

I like to turn it up and rock out while the words hit the page. Check out the songs I LOVE to listen to while I’m writing.

This is part of my Music Review Series.

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”She’s got a crush on you,” Charlotte said, as she came into the room. “No she doesn’t.” I flashed her a wryly grin. “Oh, she most certainly does. In fact, she’s almost got me convinced to take you on as well.”

Charlotte brushed past me, a little too close, so she could ring up her sale. She punched in the dollar amount, then hit the return. The till drawer slid open and she put the bills in their respective spots.

“So, what do you think?” she asked, closing the drawer and turning toward me.

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Amid torrential downpours, flash floods, giant spiders, poisonous snakes hanging from the branches overhead, and a thick layer of nocturnal insects carpeting the jungle floor, a group of explorers set out into one of the last truly unexplored places left on this earth.

Armed with nothing more than legends and, of course, the latest technology has to offer, with limited supplies, and ill-equipped for the brutal and venomous jungle that has overtaken and hidden the region from human exploration for centuries, the group lands near the shores of a twisting and meandering river tributary.

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I’m promoting my newest novel, Ashen Monk Mountain, and need your help. For a limited time, I’m offering the first installment of this trilogy for FREE in exchange for a review on Amazon.

Click on the link below to download the book. Give it a whirl, then head over to the Amazon page and write up a quick review.

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I awoke that morning with a start, the faintest light from the first rays of dawn cast across my living room floor, the gentle nestle of warmth and safety and comfort cocooning me as I rouse from unconsciousness.

Then the sound comes again, unrecognizable at first, startling though, just the same.

A slap.

Thump, thump.

A faint-hearted, futile shriek registers, triggering the memories from the night before.

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What, you ask, could I mean?

Take an ancient castle for instance, if we must. It was most likely built at the behest of a king or a nobleman, maybe some kind of dictator, or wealthy landholder, during a time when people received very little for their wages to actually build it, and most laborers lived out what we would consider today an impoverished and often brutal existence.
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I sat back as the theater started to empty out, people one by one, in small groups of two or three, made their way up the narrow isles to the exit signs that glowered a faint red.

How long had it been since the second Maze Runner had hit the theaters and we’d plunged head long into a WCKD controlled world of illness and death and conspiracy?

2015?
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Something writhes unnaturally in St Louis.

It slowly, painfully unfurls it’s long, leprous wings – gasping – as it expels a hideous, vaporous breath.

Nate taps the tips of his fingers on the edge of the railing, as he lets out a disenchanted sigh. He realizes all too well what’s just happened, and what he now has to do.

He reaches for his weapon, steels his jaw.

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