October 19, 2017

Archives for September 2009

Recommendation and Review: Deep Church by Jim Belcher

Jim Belcher’s Deep Church has been at the top of my book review stack for over a month. After living with my nose in my own book- a book stuffed with criticism of the current evangelical scene- it was a refreshing experience to read Belcher’s good work. Deep Church seeks to examine a third way […]

Liturgical Gangstas 15: That Evolution Question

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. Joe Boysel is an Anglican (AMiA) priest and professor of Bible at Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio. (Ask him about […]

iMonk 101: What Did Jesus’ Version of Community Look Like?

From May of this year. It’s “Spiritual Emphasis Week” for the next three days. Very busy. Commenter: Please explain what you mean by:”community as Jesus exemplified it”. Thanks It is the community that Jesus created and demonstrated during his earthly ministry. I would describe it as: Cross cultural: Jesus crossed every available cultural barrier to […]

Recommendation and Review: Jesus Girls edited by Hannah Faith Notess

OK. Lots of book reviews and book plugs coming. I’ve got a bit of a window here in the final stages of my book and I am woefully behind on some of these reviews. (**He bows to those he has offended, begging mercy.**) So stand by. One note: If you are an RSS reader of […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #156

This week: Osteen’s back. Chris Buckley’s book. Reader mail on the Evangelical Wilderness and how to get out of it. 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 […]

The IM Weekend File: 09:12:09

Went to the post office this morning (I love Saturday mail. Please don’t cancel it) and there was an old friend sitting in his car. His wife was in the PO. Big, strong strapping man. Incredible physical shape for a man in his late 70’s. Two years ago he was sharp as a tack. Used […]

The Evangelical Liturgy 10: The Children’s Sermon

For beginners, read the Introduction to this series, then visit the categories menu and hit “Evangelical Liturgy” for all previous entries. In a sentence, I’m walking through all the parts of the traditional Protestant worship service and discussing the value of recovering our own liturgical tradition. The children’s sermon is certainly the most innovative and […]

Love Is An Orientation: Reader Reviews Part 2

Here are five more reader reviews of the IVP book Love Is An Orientation by Andrew Marin. Thanks to Chris Giammona for the book donation and to these readers for their good responses. Visit Andrew at LoveisAnOrientation.com. _____ Andrew Marin left me with several take-aways through his book, Love is an Orientation. The most important […]

Jesus- Yes; Church- No? Maybe.

Therefore, a slogan that was popular some years back: “Jesus yes, Church no”, is totally inconceivable with the intention of Christ. This individualistically chosen Jesus is an imaginary Jesus. We cannot have Jesus without the reality he created and in which he communicates himself. Between the Son of God-made-flesh and his Church there is a […]

The Evangelical Liturgy 9: Singing.

For beginners, read the Introduction to this series, then visit the categories menu and hit “Evangelical Liturgy” for all previous entries. In a sentence, I’m walking through all the parts of the traditional Protestant worship service and discussing the value of recovering our own liturgical tradition. Singing. Oh yes….singing. I love to sing. I learned […]