December 15, 2017

Archives for August 2011

iMonk Classic: The “Absent Gospel” Series (1)

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Series from Nov, 2009 For the next two days, we will review Michael Spencer’s series on “My Strange Experiences with an Absent Gospel” from November of 2009. The original series was in four parts, but we will condense our replay into two posts. Today, we look at parts one […]

The Gospel: My Personal Testimony

By Chaplain Mike Though evangelicals of most stripes disdain the word “traditions,” they like all people have many of them. One salutary Gospel tradition they maintain is that of the personal testimony. In the churches and groups I have been involved with, every believer was encouraged to have one. Each Christian should be able to […]

The Best College Application

This really has nothing to do with anything of importance, and you would probably be better off re-reading Chaplain Mike’s excellent discussions so far this week on the Gospel. But seeing as it is back-to-school time, and seeing as I thought we could all do with a bit of a laugh, and seeing as I […]

The Gospel: What the Torah Says about Faith vs. the Works of the Law

By Chaplain Mike “Then [Abraham] believed in the Lord; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness. (Genesis 15:6, NASB) “…Abraham obeyed Me and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My laws.” (Genesis 26:5) “But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, ‘Because you have not believed Me, to treat Me as holy […]

The Gospel: The Message of the Torah (1)

By Chaplain Mike The teacher to whom I owe my deepest debt of gratitude for giving me tools to help me read the Bible and for opening my eyes to its Gospel message from beginning to end is Dr. John Sailhamer. He was my professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School […]

The Gospel: Its Biblical Context

By Chaplain Mike One challenge in communicating the Gospel concisely lies in squaring its simplicity with the fact that it is contained in the Bible — a vast library of 66 books that is a complex work, composed of ancient materials. One can find, for example simple summary statements of the Gospel like John 3:16: […]

Gospel Week: Let’s discuss some definitions

By Chaplain Mike This week our focus will be on The Gospel. You might think Christians would have this one nailed down, but many conversations continue in the church today about the definition and nature of the biblical Gospel. For example, I am looking forward to reading Scot McKnight’s upcoming book, The King Jesus Gospel: […]

A Hymn for Ordinary Time (9): For the Beauty of the Earth

By Chaplain Mike On this Lord’s Day, we present a familiar hymn of praise by which we thank God for his common grace and the gifts of beauty and love that flow from it. For the Beauty of the Earth For the beauty of the earth For the glory of the skies, For the love […]

The NT Haustafeln (House-Tables)

By Chaplain Mike We would be remiss if we did not include some consideration of Biblical teaching about family relationships during this week on Internet Monk when we are talking about them. In this post we will look at one way the apostles taught the early church to live out their faith in the home. […]

Saturday Ramblings 8.20.11

It’s that time of week again, time to do some light housekeeping here at the iMonastery. There are brooms and rags and mops aplenty if you want to pitch in and help. Or, if you prefer, you can simply sit back and ramble… Ok, let’s start with the most important story of the week. The […]