November 19, 2017

Archives for August 2010

iMonk Classic: Riffs (02:18:09)–Scot McKnight on the “Neo-Reformed”

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Originally posted February 18, 2009 ‘Twas not so long ago, on a Calvinistic web site you’ve all visited, that one could hear a serious call to present one’s reformed credentials if one planned to be part of the discussion. ‘Twas also not so long ago, on more than one […]

What’s New about the New Calvinism?

By Chaplain Mike Reading the title of Collin Hansen’s book, Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey with the New Calvinists, one might surmise it would be a chronicle and evaluation of the movement from a journalist’s somewhat objective point of view. Turns out that Hansen’s book is more of an homage to a phenomenon he […]

The New Liturgical Gangstas (1)—On the Gospel

Today, we resume IM’s popular feature, “The Liturgical Gangstas,” a panel discussion involving representatives from different liturgical traditions who will be answering questions regarding theology and church practice. Lord willing, the Gangstas will appear on the final Monday of each month to share with our IM audience. Who are the Gangstas? Father Ernesto Obregon is […]

My Debt to Reformed Theology

By Chaplain Mike For the past twenty years, I have lived in America’s heartland, in the region where the Second Great Awakening occurred. It’s almost all revivalism all the time around here. Churches that predominate are Methodist, Baptist, Wesleyan, Nazarene, Church of God, Campbellite Christian, and so on. If churches in our area are not […]

The New Calvinism

The third week of our conversations about “Three Streams of Post-Evangelicalism” will focus on a movement that has received attention from the secular media as well as from within the church. It has been deemed the “New Calvinism”. We are responding to Scot McKnight’s recent article in which he identified three alternative paths replacing the […]

Table Talk: Grace, Humility, and Hospitality

By Chaplain Mike Today’s Gospel: Luke 14:1, 7-14. In this Sunday’s text, we find Jesus at a familiar place in the Gospel of Luke—at a table, talking to people who struggle to grasp grace and its implications. Humility (14:7-11) In Jesus’ day, the seating arrangement at feasts was in a “U” shape, with the host […]

iMonk Classic: The Post-Evangelical Bookshelf—A Beginner’s Reading List For Finding Your Way In The Evangelical Wilderness

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Originally posted July 30, 2008 I’ve been doing an interview on “Post-Evangelicalism,” and I thought it would be a good time to list some of the books that define post-evangelicalism for me. First of all, a brief definition: Post-evangelicalism is a way of relating to the present seriously compromised, […]

Saturday Ramblings 8.28.10

I’m back—did you miss me? Thanks to my designated pinch-rambler Adam Palmer for filling in for me last week. Taco Town? Who needs Taco Town when you have Deep Blue Fish ‘N Chips? England was wonderful, and I made a lot of new friends. But they talk funny over there. I was asked if I […]

N.T. Wright on the Hunger for Worship

By Chaplain Mike Of all matters that draw people to the Ancient-Future path, worship is at the top of the list. As N.T. Wright explains in the following video clip, people all around the world are starving to meet with God in worship. Wright draws from his own experiences of spiritual formation, his experience as […]

Don’t Misunderstand the Ancient-Future Path

By Chaplain Mike It’s probably clear to many of you by now that I have a great deal of sympathy for the Ancient-Future path as a hopeful way of revitalizing evangelicalism in this post-evangelical era. But I’m afraid people may have the wrong conception of what I’m talking about when I refer to the Ancient-Future […]