July 16, 2018

Archives for April 2009

A Luther Quote To Wake Up The Sleepers

This post is from November of ’04. It’s a little quote from Martin Luther that’s the kind of anti-legalism/moralism injection all of us need occasionally. Some of you won’t like it for better reasons than others. I like it because Luther gets Jesus and isn’t afraid to be provocative to help me get him too. […]

One Paragraph Reviews: Introducing Paul by Michael Bird; Longing For God: Seven Paths of Devotion by Richard Foster and Gayle Beebe

Introducing Paul: The Man, His Mission and His Message. Well-known New Testament scholar and theological writer Michael Bird has written a basic introduction to the life, mission and message of the apostle Paul. It is a book whose intention reminds me of Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free, the classic Pauline introduction by F. […]

Recommendation and Review: Christopher J.H. Wright’s The God I Don’t Understand

While I haven’t mentioned him often on this blog, I’m very impressed with the work of theologian and Bible teacher Christopher J.H. Wright. Wright, like his obvious hero, John Stott, is undertaking serious Biblical theology in the cause of the church’s missional self-understanding. His recent book, The Mission of God, may be the best survey […]

Easter at CNN

A conversation between Frank and Joe, weekend news producers in the CNN newsroom, Easter, 2009 Hey Frank. Hey Joe. Watcha got? Looks like we got……..we got a Sunday School teacher arrested in the murder of a little girl. Yeah, I saw that. We can probably headline that for the whole Easter weekend, don’t ya think?

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #134

This week: This and that. Watchbloggers. Evangelical complaints about liturgy. Monday, April 13th will be my debut as a regular weekly feature on Pirate Christian Radio. Fr. Cantelemesa’s sermon from Good Friday. Greg Boyd on the CEC. iMonk Coffee Mugs. My great sponsor: New Reformation Press. New products available: New music and DVDs. Intro music […]

Thoughts On Jesus Camp

I have purposely avoided watching Jesus Camp until this week. One of my Advanced classes is using it to write a response paper to The Screwtape Letters, so over three days we watched it, with some debriefing every day. In this class of ten, several students could relate to various aspects of the film. One […]

Litirgical Gangstas 10: The Value of Liturgy

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 […]

A Note To Weed-Eaters

Some interesting discussion on “watchbloggers” on the blogosphere this week. The verdict is that we need them. I agree. A bit like weed-eaters. Our school has a student work program, and one of the most popular jobs is working on the yard crew. Our boys love to work with the tractors, mowers and weed-eaters. Especially […]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: Where Was The Canon Hiding? And How Did You Find It?

IM friend Ragamuffin was recently in a debate with some sisters who claim that Roman Catholics are not Christians, don’t worship Jesus, etc., and the subject of the canon came up. His conversation partner, “pilgrimsdaughter,” covered a lot of topics, such as a kind of Landmark view of the church, and then got around to […]

iMonk 101: When I Am Weak: Why we must embrace our brokenness and never be good Christians

This is perhaps my favorite statement of the Gospel that I’ve ever written. The best sermons should preach to yourself. The Luther quote at the end still rocks me. I’ve been working on this to make it “book friendly,” and I wanted to share it with the IM audience again. If you’re a “good Christian,” […]