October 23, 2017

Archives for April 2007

Who and What are Forming You?

Every time I feel like I have lost my way in the Christian life, I find myself back looking at monasticism, and the lessons I learned in two decades of reading Thomas Merton. I’m not attracted to Catholicism, but I am very much attracted to the tradition of self-conscious, disciplined spiritual formation into a disciple […]

Review: “Yup. Nope. Maybe.” and “Does This Dress Make Me Look Fat?” by Stephen James and David Thomas

After reading Stephen James’ and David Thomas’s twin book excursion into popular complementarianism, “Does This Dress Make Me Look Fat?” and “Yup. Nope. Maybe,” I’m ready to say that complementarians at least write more interesting, entertaining and readable books than egalitarians. Here are two books- don’t read just one- that explore the relationship between the […]

All the Little Reasons That Matter Too Much: Thoughts on Christian Unity

When you’ve been in the same ministry for fifteen years, experiences tend to repeat themselves. It’s deja vu, only for real. I’m going to tell you about one of those experiences. New staff are always excited about being in Christian service with other believers. Sometimes in those first few weeks, they will look me up. […]

iMonk 101: How Religious Parents Royally Screw Up Their Children

iMonk 101 is a selection of essays from the past five years of IM. From the Internet Monk archives, here’s one of the most popular pieces I’ve ever written: How Religious Parents Royally Screw Up Their Children. This is one of the few iMonk 101 pieces that I wouldn’t change at all. I still feel […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #55

Thoughts on the tragedy. (Sorry about saying West Virginia a couple of times.) IM Radio is on iTunes. Search for Monk and ignore the other guy.

Hunger and Thirst After (Christ’s) Righteousness

And that’s about it, friends. Be glad in God! I don’t mind repeating what I have written in earlier letters, and I hope you don’t mind hearing it again. Better safe than sorry — so here goes. Steer clear of the barking dogs, those religious busybodies, all bark and no bite. All they’re interested in […]

Review and Recommendation: Samson and the Pirate Monks by Nate Larkin

It’s a great book that needs a better title. Seriously good book. The title has gotta go. Nate Larkin’s Samson and the Pirate Monks is a five star book. As far as men’s books go, it may be one of the best books I’ve ever read, far surpassing most of what comes out of the […]

A Response to Roger (Questions on my review of “The Truth War”)

“Roger” is a co-worker who asked several questions about my review of Dr. John MacArthur’s “The Truth War.” I’d like commenters to suggest good books on postmodernism and the emerging church. Thanks. Roger asked me for complete definitions of postmodernism and the emerging church. That’s a lot of reading, listening and work, Roger. There are […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #54

Follow up on the Battle Cry post; Roman Catholicism and Post-evangelicalism. The Internet Monk Radio Podcast is available on iTunes. Matt Wertz Rolling Stone article on Battle Cry

Jesus Has Left The Room: Pharisees, Zealots and Culture Warrior Youth Ministry

UPDATE: Frank Turk hits it into the upper deck on this story. I’d welcome other links as well. Areopagitica had the first post I saw on it. UPDATE II: Six months ago, Restless Reformer and BHT fellow Travis Prinzi was on this story. Jeff Sharlet says he will post the whole story at his site […]