October 23, 2017

Archives for July 2010

Raspberry Wars–Remaining Fruit

I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit … John 15:5 NIV You did not choose Me, but I chose you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain … John 15:16 NAS I’d been […]

IM Book Review: Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites…And Other Lies You’ve Been Told

Reviewed by Michael Bell The title of Bradley Wright’s Book, Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites… and Other Lies You’ve Been Told, certainly grabs your attention. The book itself does a pretty good job of keeping that attention. If you are looking for a book that gives an easy to read, yet comprehensive assessment of the status […]

Cleaning Closets

By Chaplain Mike I came home from a weekend away intent on cleaning out closets. This urge occasionally strikes, and when it does, I’ve learned to lie down until it goes away. Ridding home and life of clutter sometimes seems overwhelming, especially now, living in a house and at a time of life when most […]

Follow on Twitter

By Chaplain Mike FYI: We’ve updated the Twitter link at the bottom of the page. You can now follow Chaplain Mike on Twitter. Tweets will be sent at least daily, with a focus on what’s happening in my world throughout the day. My moniker there is “chaplainimonk”. See you on Twitter!

“Pray, Give, and Go” Believers

By Chaplain Mike I was in Chicago over the weekend, and attended Wheaton Bible Church with my wife’s sister on Sunday. It has been our habit to worship at WBC when we visit the area. WBC is an established evangelical church in what used to be the “Mecca” of evangelical Christianity: Wheaton, Illinois, near Wheaton […]

Dining In The Valley

Editor’s note: Read this essay by Joe Spann slowly and prayerfully. It was written in the midst of pain for those who are in the midst of pain. “Son of Adam,” said Aslan.  “Are you ready to undo the wrong that you have done to my sweet country of Narnia on the very first day […]

Sunday’s Gospel: Jesus, Martha, and Mary (Teaching One Another)

By Chaplain Mike On Sundays, we hear the Gospel reading from the Revised Common Lectionary. Sometimes, I share a message based upon this text. On other weeks, I ask you to share your observations so that our readers can be edified. Today, we’ll be teaching one another again. Today’s Gospel This Sunday’s Gospel text shows […]

Jesus Creed Reviews “Mere Churchianity”

By Chaplain Mike There is a fine review of Michael Spencer’s book, Mere Churchianity, over at Jesus Creed today. It is part of the blog’s regular “Saturday Afternoon Book Review” series. This review was written by Matt Edwards, who has contributed to IM as one of the “Evangelical Untouchables”. In his review, Edwards gives a […]

iMonk Classic: We thought he was such a nice boy—and then we found out he didn’t believe in Inerrancy!!

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From February 15, 2005 Dear Sir: What a total disappointment. I do like your wisdom and passion. However, you have become too smart. May God have mercy on you regarding your responsibility to adhere to the inerrancy of scripture. The discussion on inerrancy at the BHT and here at […]

What I Wish I Knew My First 50 Years

Turning 51 is really nothing special. Last year was a milestone–5-0. Last year was a party in the backyard, friends coming from all over to celebrate, gifts and cakes and all-day fun. This year is cutting grass, cleaning the garage and working on iMonk site stuff that is overdue. Hey, it has to be done […]