November 23, 2017

Archives for March 2011

FAQ: On Grace

Update: As I said, the word “grace” causes a lot of Christians to get their undies bunched up. So before you start to tell me just how wrong I am to say that we are saved—and continue in our salvation-–by grace through faith alone, I urge you to scroll over to the righthand side of […]

IM Book Review: The Language Of Science And Faith

Oh, boy. Here we go again, wading into the murky waters of how-we-all-got-here. Strap on your galoshes and let’s hope we don’t get too messy. Frequenters of Internet Monk will already be fluent in the language of the conversation. For the newly initiated: on one side, at its most extreme, we have those who say […]

The Liturgical Gangstas Talk about Lent

Presented by Chaplain Mike Four of our Gangstas have come out of hiding (though they are still not showing their faces) to talk with us about how they approach the season of Lent, personally and in their church traditions. Also—A big IM “Congratulations” to Gangsta Rev. Angie Gage, who was married on March 18 to […]

Continuing Discussion: “To Change the World”

By Chaplain Mike Today we consider our discussion of James Davison Hunter’s profoundly stimulating book, To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World. Hunter’s book challenges common Christian notions of “changing the world” and “transforming the culture.” We are dealing with a particular subject that is being […]

iMonk Classic: An Excerpt on Grace

From Michael Spencer’s Classic Post, “Our Problem with Grace” Note from CM: Some recent comments prompted me to recall some words from Michael Spencer about grace. It’s what we’re all about here at IM, and it deserves continuing emphasis. The Gospels are full of examples of people whose observable obedience is unimpressive when compared to […]

First Quarter Listening Report

By Chaplain Mike Today, I will update you on some of the music that I’ve been listening to during the first quarter of 2011. My collection was enhanced more than usual because of a generous gift of an Amazon gift card from a dear friend (thanks, DS!). It gave me the opportunity to try out […]

Rachel Held Evans on Evangelicalism’s Future

By Chaplain Mike There is no doubt that Christianity is undergoing a sea change. The recent and ongoing rhubarb over Rob Bell is yet another example of evangelicalism’s identity crisis. In a few weeks, we here at Internet Monk will be reviewing Michael Spencer’s classic series of articles on, “The Coming Evangelical Collapse.” I encourage […]

A Conference I Recommend

By Chaplain Mike “…his reply has been, “My grace is enough for you: for where there is weakness, my power is shown the more completely.” Therefore, I have cheerfully made up my mind to be proud of my weaknesses, because they mean a deeper experience of the power of Christ. I can even enjoy weaknesses, […]

Lent III

By Chaplain Mike Today’s Gospel: John 4:5-42 a sonnet he knew, and how he knew i’ll never know this thirsty stranger standing at the well i came at noon to avoid abhorring eyes and constant cutting comments i can’t quell and there this man, this jewish stranger, stood bold to approach, to speak, to break […]

Addicted to “Answers”

By Chaplain Mike Christians are addicted to “answers.” For some reason, we think the ultimate favor we can do for the world is to explain the ways of God. I humbly disagree. This issue came up again recently when John Piper wrote a blog post on the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Of course, you […]