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Archives for March 2012

Saturday Ramblings 3.31.12

Saturday Ramblings is blah, blah, blah. You know the routine. Leftovers, etc. We have too much to cover today, so … shall we ramble? By the time you are reading this, Pope Benedict XVI will be resting back at home after his trip to Mexico and Cuba. While in Cuba the Pope met with Fidel […]

iMonk Classic: God of the Hubble Universe

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer from June 2005 One of my life-long loves is astronomy. I’ve owned some very nice telescopes, and I’ve spent many a clear, cold winter night out on someone’s farm, looking at the glories of the heavens. Since I was a child of the golden age of the space program, […]

Our Misogynist, Genocidal God, And Other Supposed Problems With The Bible

There are some Old Testament representations that can understandably give us Christians headaches, especially when we want to represent the Bible as inspired of God, authoritative, and trustworthy. We affirm (for good reason) that God is good and loving, and yet it is hard to reason through what seems to be endorsements of cultural sins […]

Leithart on “The Persistent Marginalization of the Eucharist”

Lent 2012: A Journey through the Wilderness Leithart on “The Persistent Marginalization of the Eucharist” “When the Sign seals the Word, the church becomes a communion of martyrs ready to bear the cross because they have consumed the cross.” • Peter Leithart, “Do This” (First Things) • • • Readers and emailers have brought Peter […]

Lenten Prayer Services: A Temple in the Wilderness

Lent 2012: A Journey through the Wilderness Lenten Prayer Services: A Temple in the Wilderness During Lent, I’ve had the privilege of leading prayer services at our church on Wed. evenings. Our pastor asked my wife and I to do this, using mostly contemporary music accompanied by piano and guitar. Each week I put a […]

I Know It’s Not for Everyone, but I’ve Found an Oasis in the Mainline

Lent 2012: A Journey through the Wilderness I Know It’s Not for Everyone, but I’ve Found an Oasis in a Mainline Church In other essays here on Internet Monk, I have described my own journey through the post-evangelical wilderness. I grew up in a mainline church (United Methodist), but most of my spiritual journey has […]

Sights along the Road…(3/25/12)

If we’re going to hit the road, we have to find a place to stay, right? Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of the same ol’ same ol’ when it comes to motels and hotels. So today as we review some of the good stuff I’ve been reading and thinking about on […]

iMonk Classic: The Unresolved Tensions of Evangelicalism (5)

Lent 2012: A Journey through the Wilderness The Unresolved Tensions of Evangelicalism, conclusion A classic Michael Spencer iMonk post from Nov. 2008 NOTE: On Sundays in Lent, we will run these classic essays from Michael Spencer on the evangelical wilderness. I now come to the last post in this series on The Unresolved Tensions of […]

IM Book Review: How God Became King

How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels by N.T. Wright, HarperOne/2012 • • • N.T. Wright continues his work of laying a foundation for what I believe will become the standard evangelical theology of the next generation. Yes, I think his work is that important. A key part of that work is […]

Saturday Ramblings 3.24.12

Welcome to the March Madness edition of Saturday Ramblings. I asked the Synonymous Rambler to take charge of the leftovers this week so I could focus on all of the Ohio teams still (as of this writing) in the tournament. But SR is also caught up in the madness of this third month of the […]