December 15, 2017

Archives for 2007

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #82

Changes in the IM Podcast + New Year’s greetings. (Sorry for the bad mix at the end. I’m still learning how to use new software.)

Coffee Cup Apologetics 31

Podcast 31 Answering some listener mail. Very good questions on Creationism and Christian Morality. The podcast website is Coffee Cup Apologetics. All the episodes of Coffee Cup Apologetics are now on iTunes. Go to iTunes and search for “Apologetics.” LINK: Why I’m Not A Young Earth Creationist.

Riffs: 12:31:07: Can Evangelicals Change?

I don’t know much about Sydney Anglicans, so I’m not in any position to say anything about the truthfulness of this interesting comment found on the Light of the World, A City on a Hill website. What I will say, however, is that the commenter is a bright fellow saying some very perceptive things about […]

“What Now?” A Sermon for the First Sunday After Christmas

I preached this message- or a version of it- this morning at a church nearby. “What Now?” A Sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas, December 30, 2007 First Presbyterian Church, London, Kentucky Michael Spencer, preacher Scripture: Matthew 2:12-19, John 1:1-18 As our students were preparing to leave school the Friday before Christmas, we had […]

2008 Predictions

How about some 2008 Predictions? 1. Barak Obama will defeat Mitt Romney for President and evangelicals who refused to vote for Romney will be blamed. The GOP’s conservative coalition will fragment significantly as a result. Democrats will accuse anyone who refuses to vote for Obama of being some kind of racist. Frightening racial incidents related […]

It’s a Major Award: The IM “Top Ten” Blogs of 2007

Get out the ginger ale and order pizza. It’s time for the coveted Internet Monk “Favorite Blogs of the Year” list. This year’s list majors on personal blogs by writers you need to be reading. These are bloggers I enjoy, look forward to and respect. They put together blogs that demonstrate what blogging can be […]

Open Thread: The Good, the Bad and the Whatever in Christmas “Worship”

UPDATE: One of the reasons we go down this road every year is to laugh a bit and tell one another it’s OK. (Those of us in the evangelical wilderness need this. The rest of you talk amongst yourselves.) But we also do something else, which for a few is always difficult: we give ourselves […]

Recommendation and Review: Consuming Jesus by Paul Metzger

There’s been a bunch of detailed reviews of Multnomah Bible professor Paul Metzger’s book Consuming Jesus already out there. (Be sure and check out the Scot McKnight–Darryl Dash debate for one.) I’m not going to try and weigh in on the issues better people are discussing. I may sound a little “Joel Osteen on Larry […]

Three Christmas Stories for the Second Half of Life

You are invited to add your insights on the similarities of these three stories. Three stories. Three men in the second half of life. Story one. An almost perfect man loses everything. Unknown to him, God is in a contest with Satan, proving that the this man’s righteousness is no fluke. He loses family, wealth […]

Noted: The Critical Conversation That Never Happens

John Armstrong questions the concept of Christian hedonism, and interestingly, is immediately told that conversation shouldn’t happen. Sound familiar to anyone? BTW- I heard the confrontation of Colson’s talk on “Duty” by Piper that Armstrong refers to. It was at a Ligonier Conference years ago. The room went into shock at Piper calling out Colson, […]