September 20, 2018

Archives for May 2010

MLJ and the Holy Spirit

By Chaplain Mike On this week leading up to Pentecost, we are listening to some prominent evangelical voices about the ministry of the Holy Spirit. We are doing this in order to understand the variety of views within evangelicalism, and ways the church has dealt with these differences. We also want to give our IM […]

Giving Away “The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church”

A word from friend of IM, Patrick Kyle This past weekend I had a chance to hear Dr. Rosenbladt give his lecture entitled ‘The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church’ to a packed house. As Ted and I sat and watched the impact of Dr. R’s words on the audience, I knew it was […]

Update From The Publisher

Occasionally I need to step out from behind the publisher’s desk and visit with those who matter the most: you all, our readers. Well, I don’t actually sit behind a desk, unless you count the table I often commandeer at Cafe Fusion in Tulsa my desk. But I think you know what I mean. I […]

Pursuit Of Happiness?

Editor’s note: Joe Spann will be contributing to our iMonk community from time to time. He previously wrote about our Dangerous God. Joe is not a “professional Christian,” simply a follower of Jesus learning as he goes. And for the record, I am the “friend” who asked the question that got this whole topic started–Jeff […]

Gospel Definitions

By Chaplain Mike UPDATE: I have added an additional sentence to point #2 in my definition. Over at Rachel Held Evans’ blog, she is running a post with responses to the question, “What is the Gospel?” I encourage you to visit her site, read the entries, and enter the discussion. She asked me to participate, […]

The Appearances of the Risen Christ, 14

By Chaplain Mike We are marking the Great Fifty Days of Easter with a series of devotional thoughts on the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus. Today we look further at John’s story of Jesus’ resurrection appearance to the disciples on the shore of Lake Tiberias, with its special emphasis on Peter, from John 21:1-14 (Phillips). Text […]

First Place? You Bet…

Update: I just found out that I will have advance copies of Michael Spencer’s Mere Churchianity to give to each one who attends this fun event. You will get a free book two days before its official release date. How cool is that? Be sure to email me by June 1 if you are planning […]

D. L. Moody and the Holy Spirit

By Chaplain Mike Over the years, I have had intermittent contact with teachers, staff, students, and alumni from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. MBI has been known as a conservative evangelical/fundamentalist school, with dispensational theology and an emphasis on missions. The school, of course, is named after the great American evangelist D.L. Moody (1837-1899). Moody’s […]

Tozer on the Holy Spirit

By Chaplain Mike Today, as we look forward to Pentecost Sunday, I present one of last century’s great advocates for the Holy Spirit in the evangelical church: Dr. A.W. Tozer. In this excerpt, with characteristically potent and plain talk, Tozer simultaneously rebukes the church and stimulates our hunger to know more of the Holy Spirit’s […]

How Do You Celebrate Pentecost?

By Chaplain Mike There are four major holidays in the Christian Year: Christmas Good Friday Easter Pentecost We all know about Christmas. Not only is the story poignant and heart-warming (who doesn’t love a baby?), but it also fits with seamless perfection into our nuclear family-oriented, consumerist culture. Thanks especially to Charles Dickens, Clement Moore, […]