July 21, 2018

Archives for June 2009

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #146

This week: Denominational news. Thoughts on evangelism and all of the Gospel. Writing and blogging. Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. New products available: New music and DVDs. Emmaus Retreat Center. A great place for your next group or individual retreat. E3 Sudan is church planting and training pastors in the Sudan. Your Jesus […]

Mentors: James Baker Hall 1935-2009

Someone significant died yesterday. At least for writers, poets and artists in Kentucky. James Baker Hall. Poet. Artist. Writer. Teacher. Mentor. Former Poet Laureate of Kentucky, 2001-2003. Hall has been an inspiration to generations of Kentucky writers and poets. He’s had a deep influence on my son, Clay. I know that the passing of mentors […]

Why Mark Driscoll Shouldn’t Bug Ya

UPDATE: In addition to criticizing Driscoll for his nutty exegesis of Song of Solomon and his less than impressive analysis of The Shack, I’ve backed up Pastor Mark before. It became painfully/strangely/humorously obvious at this week’s SBC meeting that a lot of people are worried about Mark Driscoll. I’d like to suggest a brief program […]

Note To Supporters of InternetMonk.Com

MORE: Because of continued generosity, I have been able to schedule more work. I’m more aware today of the role this blog plays in people’s lives than any day that I’ve done this. THANK YOU IM COMMUNITY. UPDATE: Financial need completely met. The IM community is supernatural. Thank you for your generosity. There is still […]

A New Adventure For Anglicanism In North America

In reflecting on all that has transpired since leaving the Episcopal Church the Rev. David Miller, rector of the parish, wrote the following: “This press release finds the St. John’s church family preparing to enter a whole new stage of our life together. We stand ready to leave the familiar and historic surroundings of the […]

My Thoughts on Today’s Southern Baptist Convention Meeting 6:23:09

1. Those of you who have various versions of autocratic church governments that never give the ordinary hoi polloi the microphone may look down your noses at allowing people to make motions to ban books, adopt flags and boycott Pepsi, but our circus has a lot to commend it over your imitation of the Vatican. […]

Noel Cordle on Women In The Bible

My daughter, Noel Spencer Cordle, is starting a series of posts on what can be learned from various women in the Bible Visit her blog and subscribe. She’s a wonderful writer and these studies will be worthwhile, especially for young women/wives.

Open Mic At The iMonk Cafe: Responding to the Whoppers

Your Christian friend has been staying up late on the internet, listening to Christian short wave and now comes up with a collection of completely bizarre, totally mythological pieces of anti-factual, conspiratorial nonsense—“They drilled a hole to hell,”….”Obama is a Muslim”…..”NASA has proven the sun stands still”….”9-11 was prophesied in Ezekiel”….”Christianity is going to be […]

A Person Not A Label

UPDATE: The comments on this post are closed. If they are opened again, I will only publish DIRECT responses to the post. Speeches about specific sexual sins and how much we need to shout about them will not be published. I am embarassed by a good bit of what is on here now, but it […]

iMonk at Patrol Mag on the SBC 09: Change or Die

I’ve been a supporter of David Sessions’ outstanding webmag “Patrol Magazine” from the beginning. We need to do more linkage from over there, because he’s doing outstanding journalism. David asked me to write some perspective on the current Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. If you don’t know much about the current issues facing […]