August 14, 2018

Archives for January 2009

The Liturgical Gangstas 4: What About Children’s and Youth Ministries?

Welcome to IM’s popular new feature, “The Liturgical Gangstas,” a panel discussion among different liturgical traditions represented in the Internet Monk audience. Who are the Gangstas? Father Ernesto Obregon is an Eastern Orthodox priest. Rev. Peter Vance Matthews is an Anglican priest and founding pastor of an AMIA congregation. Dr. Wyman Richardson is a pastor […]

A Shocking Confession

I’m sorry to have to share this kind of personal information at my blog, but I just can’t help myself. Something terrible has happened. Denise, I’m sorry you have to read this, but I have to tell the truth. I can’t keep it in. Everything that’s happened is the fault of a woman; an evil, […]

Who Needs Galatians 3?

Galatians 3:15 To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified. 16 Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to one, “And to your […]

Riffs: 01:10:09: “They Are Sinning Through Questioning” + The Pope Needs A Business Meeting

It seems so familiar…..a young pastor winds up with an incredibly successful megachurch. We hear all the good stories. Then the media picks up the scent of some of the stories most of us didn’t hear. True? False? Don’t make too quick a judgement because these things can surprise you, but unfortunately, there is a […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #123

Non-Catholic experts on Catholicism. Sacred Space. NOTE: Yes, I kept saying it was episode 124. It’s 123 Our sponsors are: Rhodes: The band with our great intro music. New Reformation Press. Order your copy of the Treasury of Daily Prayer from NRP. And do it soon. Zaccheus Press– Fine Catholic Books, including Priestblock 25487. The […]

Damning With Faint Protestant Praise and a Question for My Catholic Friends

Hello Catholic friends. I’ve got a good one for you. The passing of Fr. Richard John Neuhaus has been noted on many Protestant blogs, and, unfortunately, some of the commentary has been a far cry from the classy tribute of Paul McCain. More typical is this post by Greg Gilbert, who can’t quite see how […]

Three Obstacles to Good Preaching

Before I talk about preaching, a bit of context for new readers. 1) In the course of my job, I hear, at minimum, 6 sermons a week. (Monday – Thursday, then two on Sunday.) 2) At least two of them, sometimes 3, are preached by me. 3) These sermons are preached to an audience of […]

The Theology Program: New Classes Start Tuesday

Regular IM readers know that I’ve promoted Michael Patton’s ministry at The Theology Program. It’s the finest seminary level educational opportunity I know of and easily accessible in several differing formats. Online classes are the best way to experience The Theology Program, and four online classes are set to begin this Tuesday. You still have […]

Some Mistakes to Avoid With Young Adult Children

1. Assuming they don’t want to hear that they are loved. (Dads….are you listening?) No one is as mature and “beyond” the need for affection as they appear to be. There are some hard cases, but most of us are never too old to treasure those people who tell us they love us. 2. Assuming […]

Refelctions on Being the Parent of Adult Children

When you are a 52 year old dad, and you have a 20 year old, college student son, it’s not all that unusual if you don’t have many one-on-one, personal conversations. But my son and I had a good one today, and it left me with an abundance of things to reflect on. 1. I’m […]