November 23, 2017

Archives for September 2009

Thoughts on 10 a.m. Eucharist: Church of the Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island, SC

I discovered last night that the large church I’d passed several times this week here on Sullivan’s Island was an Episcopal church with a 10 a.m. Wednesday Eucharist service. After checking the church’s web site, I noticed that one of the contributors at Mockingbird, John Zahl, was a pastoral associate at Holy Cross. IM readers […]

On The Older Teaching The Younger: From Commenter Becky

Time to blog will be short or non-existent today, but this comment from “Becky” in the “8 a.m. Mass” discussion is the best post of the day anyway. Thank you Becky, for framing what it means to be human in a beautiful and helpful way. She starts out quoting two of us, then hits the […]

Thoughts At 8 a.m. Mass

UPDATE: Jeff’s comment is so profound it needs to be read by everyone: The wedge contemporary evangelicals are driving between young and old is incredibly short sighted and deadly. Doesn’t the Bible itself say that the older should teach the younger? We’ve turned things around so that anything new (even if unproven) and appealing to […]

The Evangelical Liturgy 12: The Assurance of Pardon

Anyone who sins has an advocate with God: Jesus Christ, the righteous one. By his life, death, and resurrection, he has found the lost sheep and brings it back, rejoicing over one sinner that repents. In Jesus, we are never beyond the reach of God’s love. And so today, in the name of Jesus, I […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #158

This week: Being better missionaries. Christian blogosphere is empowering conversation. How we got from Chesterton to Ray Comfort’s Banana Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. Reformation theology for everyone. Rockbridge Seminary. Family, ministry and online seminary all coming together. Modern Reformation Magazine. Featuring my current article on discipleship. The Ministry to Children blog is […]

Is a Passion for the Church the Same as a Passion for the Kingdom?

From Ray Ortlund at Christ Is Deeper Still: “My passion isn’t to build up my church. My passion is for God’s Kingdom.” Ever heard someone say that? I have. It sounds large-hearted, but it’s wrong. It can even be destructive. Suppose I said, “My passion isn’t to build up my marriage. My passion is for […]

The Evangelical Liturgy 11: The Corporate Confession

UPDATE: How The Corporate Confession Saved My Faith. And Part 2. From our friend Patrick Kyle. Follow this series by going to “The Evangelical Liturgy” in the categories menu. A wonderful collection of evangelical corporate confessions can be found at this post at Reformation Theology. ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed […]

Which One of Us Is Lost or Confused?

UPDATE: Comments closed. I wrote a bit about this person earlier this month on the “Praying to Mary” discussion. I’ve been teaching Ethiopian Orthodox students for as long as I’ve been teaching Bible- 17 years. In all that time, I’ve only met a handful of students who could even begin to explain to me anything […]

That One Guy

You might also want to read an IM essay from almost 8 years ago: The Little Brothers of St. Archie Bunker. There’s always “that one guy….” Some of the posts here at Internet Monk run well over a hundred + comments these days, and you won’t be surprised that someone usually finds a way to […]

Review: NLT Mosaic Bible

Tyndale’s NLT Mosaic Bible is off to a fast-start today. Those of us who like the NLT second edition should be happy for any opportunity to recommend this readable and helpful translation. An 80+ page sample of the Mosaic is available from Tyndale. I received my copy earlier this week. I’ll share a variety of […]