October 18, 2017

Archives for May 2009

Michael Bell: Looking at the Pew Forum’s “Changes in Religious Affiliation” Data

Internet Monk First Officer Michael Bell returns with a look at some of the recent Pew Forum data on changes in American religious affiliation. The line it is drawn The curse it is cast The slow one now Will later be fast As the present now Will later be past The order is Rapidly fadin’. […]

Open Mic At The iMonk Cafe: Soli Deo Gloria?

It appears to me that the most misunderstood of the solas is “sola deo Gloria.” I’m especially interested in the Catholic take that God “shares” his glory with the saints. Do reformation Christians really believe that “glory” belongs to God alone? Or do we, like our Catholic friends, believe that God shares his glory with […]

Jesus: The Glory of the Christian Journey

I can’t speak for anyone else, just for me. When I became a Christian in 1974, I was immediately taught to define myself three ways. First, did I believe that I was a sinner and that Jesus died for my sins so I could go to heaven? Second, was I doing the the things my […]

My Highest Recommendation: Love Is An Orientation by Andrew Marin

Here’s a previous IM essay on this topic: “What Do Gays and Lesbians Hear? (When They Are With Evangelicals.)” UPDATE: I appreciate Andrew’s kind words in the comments. I have to confess that I’m a little disappointed that the emphasis of Andrew’s book- relationships and conversations- seems to be lost, and the discussion is drawn […]

In The End, God Knows Us (A Meditation for Friends)

But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God…(Galatians 4:9a, English Standard Version) I’ve been teaching Galatians for over a year, and I happened to cross this verse this week, a week marked by the passing of one of my most significant mentors. She exemplified many things in […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #138

This week: Encouragement for my 21 year old son on his birthday. The Theology Program is enrolling NOW for new classes next week. Check out the best theological education available at the most affordable price. My great sponsors: New Reformation Press. New products available: New music and DVDs. Emmaus Retreat Center. A great place for […]

Evangelical Untouchables 4: How Important is Church Membership?

The Evangelical Untouchables are seven diverse evangelicals who will give us a window into what’s happening in evangelicalism today. Who are the Evangelical Untouchables? Michael Patton is the director of Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, blogs at Parchment and Pen and is one of the teachers on The Theology Program. Tony Kummer is on staff at […]