July 19, 2018

Archives for March 2009

The Liturgical Gangstas 8: The Potluck

Welcome to IM’s popular 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 of […]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: Have You Ever “Lost It” in Church?

We’ve been so busy with all this political rhetoric (which I am totally tired of and won’t be revisiting anytime soon. Ugh) that we haven’t had our regular “Open Mic” post. So here’s our “open mic” question for this week: Have you ever just “lost it” (i.e. found something unbearably funny) in church? Gotten so […]

The Evangelical Collapse: A Statistical Analysis Part II by Michael Bell

Guest Blogger Michael Bell (The Eclectic Christian) returns for his second round of statistical evaluations of “The Coming Evangelical Collapse.” As I was time limited when taking my first statistical look at “The Coming Evangelical Collapse“, I wanted to follow up with a few more observations about some of Michael Spencer’s statements: 1. Denominations will […]

Meet The Evangelical Untouchables

Michael Patton is the director of Reclaiming the Mind Ministries and is one of the teachers on The Theology Program. Tony Kummer is on staff at a Southern Baptist Church in the midwest and blogs at SBC Voices. Ryan Couch is a Calvary Chapel pastor in Oregon, and blogs at Small Town Preacher. Kirk Cowell […]

Riffs: 03:15:09: How the Left Perceives Evangelicals: Change? Really?

I rarely write about politics, but this “Riff” is a bit of an intersection between evangelicalism and the left-leaning media. Pam Chamberlain’s piece on young Evangelicals shifting leftward first appeared in the proudly left journal, The Public Eye. It’s reproduced here on AlterNet. The first thing I want to say is that, until recently, I’ve […]


Ignatius from travis hawkins on Vimeo. Just get a cold drink, sit back and watch all ten minutes. And if it seems totally straight to you, then you need to change churches.

The Limbaughization of Evangelicals

(I usually don’t cross post with the podcast, but this is an exception. If I’ve missed a great source on Rush’s spiritual views, I welcome correction.) For several years, I was a devoted Rush Limbaugh listener. I rarely missed a day. I haven’t listened to him much since Clinton left the White House, but I […]

Postcards From My Spring Break

Yes, this past week was my spring break. That’s why I had the time to do interviews, moderate comments, answer emails, etc. If all this had happened any other time, I’d have been at work or preparing sermons, etc. So “Thank You, Lord!” for the time to enjoy my 15 minutes. Here are some of […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #130

This week: Summary of the “Evangelical Collapse” story; Why all the hostility over the same post 7 years later?; The “Limbaughization” of Evangelicals. Our sponsors are: 60 Ways to Leave Your Mother…Alone. A comic by Michael Buckley. New Reformation Press. New music and DVDs. Want to be an IM advertiser? Want over 450,000+ unique visitors […]

The Coming Evangelical Collapse: A Statistical Review by Michael Bell

The Eclectic Christian, Michael Bell, is a long-time IM reader and commenter. He can also count all his digits, which puts him way past me when it comes to the statistical evaluation of the ARIS data and the Evangelical Collapse posts. Welcome Michael as an IM guest blogger and take note of his conclusions. Michael […]