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Archives for July 2011

How Pervasive Is “Biblicism”?

By Chaplain Mike For this “Bible Week” on IM, I am reading some books I’ve not had a chance to look at before about how Christians relate to and deal with the Scriptures. Tonight I finished Christian Smith’s brand new book, The Bible Made Impossible, The: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of […]

iMonk News Headlines (July 2011)

iMonk News Headlines (JULY 2011) A *TFC Production We start the week off here at iMonk with a look at some of the more interesting stories taking place recently in the world of religion. • • • Pastor Joins His Own Satellite Campus Dallas, TX. “Pastors need to get fed too.” That is why Rev. […]

It is OK to Lament

By Chaplain Mike Ordinary Time Bible Study 2011 The Book of Ruth (6) Today we complete the first part of Ruth’s story with a look at the concluding verses of Ruth, chapter one. This text has many lessons for those who grieve and those who love them. So the two of them journeyed together until […]

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 […]

A Hymn for Ordinary Time (5): For Bible Week

By Chaplain Mike A Hymn for “Bible Week” Martin Luther was committed to getting God’s Word, the Bible, into the common language of the German people, and thus into their hands, hearts, and lives. And so he translated the Bible, published his Catechisms, and gave God’s people songs to sing. All these elements come together […]

iMonk Classic: A Conversation in God’s Kitchen

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer December 3, 2005 Note from CM: The week to come will be “Bible Week” on Internet Monk. My posts will deal with various issues regarding how Christians relate to the Scriptures. I can’t think of a better way to kick it off than with this classic Michael Spencer article. […]

Saturday Ramblings 7.23.11

WooHoo! We made it through the whole week without any downtime, thanks to the stalwart work of Joe “the Plumber” Stallard and iMonk Sean. What say you we have a party? Let’s see … we have the Diet Coke with lime. We have the corn chips with a hint of lime. We have a key […]

Icarus All We Are

By Chaplain Mike Day and night you punished me, Lord; my strength was completely drained, as moisture is dried up by the summer heat. • Psalm 32:4 (GNT) Icarus all we are this July. This map shows the heat index forecast for today, during which a large part of the U.S. will be above 100°. […]

Group Seeks Genesis Ban

By Chaplain Mike A Christian group, concerned about moral breakdown in American society, is pushing for a ban on the book of Genesis. A spokesperson for “People Involved in Saving, Securing, and Defending the Old-Fashioned Family” (PISSDOFF), said that decent citizens have come together to protest the publication and distribution of Bibles containing Genesis. They […]

My Summer Reading List

I don’t want you to get the wrong impression. I don’t just read theological tomes or works of literary fiction. As a matter of fact just yesterday I made two purchases which might impress you: Mad Magazine’s spoof of all eight Harry Potter films, and a Louis L’Amour western. Yessir, that is some heavy-duty reading. […]