December 16, 2017

Archives for January 2009

The Question is God; the Answer is Jesus

Anything that one imagines of God apart from Christ is only useless thinking and vain idolatry.  – Martin Luther * * * It’s been a very interesting day. I can’t tell you much about it, but I can tell you something. When a discussion starts about God, the Christian is not faced with the […]

Open Mic At The iMonk Cafe: A Question About Apologists

Tonight’s “Open Mic” question is a simple one. If you don’t get it, I’m not going to help you. Catholics, I thought about this just being about your team, but that wouldn’t be fair. OK. Here it is. Tonight’s iMonk Cafe Open Mic Question: “Why are apologists….you know…..why are they the way they are?” Some […]

“It Was There, So I Ate It”

Philippians 3:17 Dear brothers and sisters, pattern your lives after mine, and learn from those who follow our example. 18 For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 They […]

Salvation: Is It So What? or Whatever?

Comments are closed on this post. Galatians 3:10 For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.” 11 Now it is evident that no one is justified […]

iMonk 101: The Magnificent Young Men and Their Pastoring Machines (Revisited)

Our wayback machine today takes us to the first year of Internet Monk.com, where you’ll find a lengthy essay called “Those Magnificent Young Men and Their Pastoring Machines.” (Excuse the spelling errors. No proofreading in the old days.) It’s my original rant about what was happening to the practice of the pastorate at the time. […]

The Internet Monk Resolutions for 2009

Reading all these spiritual resolutions all day has made me feel so ashamed of myself. I need to set better goals. So I may be a little late, but here they are: The Internet Monk’s 2009 Resolutions. (In your face, Jonathan Edwards.) I hope they inspire you. 1. I really need to stop stubbing my […]

Denise Day Spencer: It’s OK to Pretend + Chaplain Mike’s Journey

My wife, Denise, is a great writer. Her blog isn’t updated as often as this one, but when it is, it’s worth it. If you are a lover of animals, then get a kleenex and read her latest narrative. If you folks will encourage Denise, maybe we can get her to write more. I’d especially […]

Bonhoeffer and Making the Best Use of Everything

I generally enjoy the Kindlings Muse podcast from Dick Staub, but the episode I listened to today was especially good. It was a full introduction to the life and thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian and martyr. This presentation was done by the outstanding Presbyterian preacher and author, Earl Palmer. (What a great blessing […]

A Time To Run Away and Look Back: Frank Schaeffer’s Calvin Becker Trilogy Considered

UPDATE: Here’s my review of Crazy For God. I’ve been reading quite a few novels and autobiographies. Some of you need to shut off the theology and read something else. Maybe read Calvin’s Institutes for a year or something. That was joke. Anyway… I just finished Frank Schaeffer’s Calvin Becker Trilogy. (I talked about them […]