October 22, 2017

Archives for July 2009

Is There A Place To Repent? (Or Must I Make This Journey Alone?)

6: 9 Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, 10 or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none […]

Riffs 07:24:09: Checking the Pulse of the Post-Evangelical Conversation in Three Manifestos

I’m going to comment on three documents, and I don’t want to reproduce them here. All are available online. One is “A Post-Evangelical Manifesto” and can be found at Next Wave Magazine’s web site. It is written by Raffi Shahinian. Another is “The Jesus Manifesto” written by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola. It can be […]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: High Ecclesiology/Low Church Planting?

I put forward the following DESCRIPTIVE and DIAGNOSTIC proposition, not to get up in someone’s face or assert superiority, but to understand things that are: “It appears that the HIGHER the view of the church, the clergy and the administration of the sacraments (not the sacraments themselves, but the ADMINISTRATION of them), the LOWER the […]

iMonk 101: Just Beyond The 100th Time (What Many Of Us Are Looking For)

I wrote this piece in December of last year, and it remains one of my favorite statements of why so many leave and what they are looking for on their journey. I know that for some of you right now, affirming the church is important, but you need to grow to see that every church […]

Now I’m Surprised This Wasn’t Used As A Worship Song

Paul F.M. Zahl: On Grace and “Last Signal To The Carpathia”

UPDATE: This is the mother load of Zahl sermons and forums. Great stuff here. I’ve been listening all day. I’ve discovered Paul F. M. Zahl, and I’m beside myself with enthusiasim for his writing on grace and the church. The only problem is that there’s not much of it, and that is truly a loss. […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #149

This week: Why do Baptists bring their Bibles to worship? Thoughts on Church Leavers. Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. New teaching available. Emmaus Retreat Center. A great place for your next group or individual retreat. E3 Sudan is church planting and training pastors in the Sudan. Want to support what I do? Use […]

Hold The Light For Me

UPDATE: As usual, David Hayward brilliantly gets it right. It’s been a long year like a long sleepless night Jacob wrestled the angel but I’m too tired to fight every Wednesday for two years we’ve met I’ve showed you all my anger, my doubts and bitterness there was no judgment in your eyes just the […]

Liturgical Gangstas 13: Projector Please?!

Update: I’ve had some strange mail on this one. Let me respond to one: This is NOT a debate between churches. If you want to have that and you can’t find it on the net, your hands must not work. Welcome to IM’s popular feature, “The Liturgical Gangstas,” a panel discussion among different liturgical traditions […]

Jared Wilson: The Internet Monk Interview

Jared Wilson is the author Your Jesus Is Too Safe and the blogmeister at Gospeldrivenchurch.com. 1. You’re obviously influenced by the rhetorical style of someone like Driscoll, in that you are communicating intensely, but with humor and pop-culture to counter-balance. Yet, you’ve managed to put the emphasis on the Biblical content, not on the style […]