October 17, 2017

Archives for March 2012

Pete Enns on Mistakes in the Adam/Evolution Discussion

Note from CM: We have asked Dr. Peter Enns before for permission to rerun his writing, and I’m tempted to do it a lot. Enns has received enormous attention from a wide audience for what he has to say about Biblical interpretation and the faith/science debate. That’s because he is courageous and clear-thinking, and frankly, […]

Christian Superstitions

This post started out to be a joke (it still may end up as one, says you) or at least to be a mildly humorous look at some elements of Catholic and perhaps wider Christian practice.  The genesis or inspiration arose from a throw-away comment Jeff made in one of his Saturday Ramblings, and I […]

An Open Forum for New Commenters

This is long overdue. For awhile, I’ve wanted to give opportunity for people who have never commented on Internet Monk to join the conversation. So, today, the mic is yours. Welcome! Perhaps you have been reading Internet Monk for years but have not added your two cents’ worth, for one reason or another. If you’ve […]

Preparing For Easter – A Lesson From Wilderness Adventures

Lent 2012: A Journey through the Wilderness Preparing for Easter: A Lesson from Wilderness Adventures (Mike Bell) • • • There is a little patch of wilderness I like to call my own. Covering about 200 square miles along the southern edge of the Canadian shield, it is rugged terrain, where pristine lakes and rocky […]

Lost in Gethsemani

Lent 2012: A Journey through the Wilderness Lost in Gethsemani (Denise Spencer) Weeks ago Chaplain Mike asked the writers and myself to contribute content on the theme of “the wilderness.” I submitted one short poem and promised a longer piece, then waited for inspiration. This week I was still waiting. So, having difficulty writing about […]

Sights along the Road… (3/18/12)

O Canada! Your collection of roadside attractions is simply amazing. So this Sunday, we’re taking a drive up into the north lands for our Sights along the Road post. Michael Bell is our Internet Monk expert on all things Canadian, and we will highlight something he sent me in the spirit of coming Easter at […]

iMonk Classic: The Unresolved Tensions of Evangelicalism (4)

Lent 2012: A Journey through the Wilderness The Unresolved Tensions of Evangelicalism, part 4 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 am continuing my series on The Unresolved Tensions of Evangelicalism. Here is part […]

More Tired Rhetoric

This week Al Mohler threw another stone in the direction of those who don’t read the early chapters of Genesis in literalistic fashion like he and other creationists do. In Mohler’s message, “The Challenges We Face: A New Generation of Gospel Ministers Looks to the Future,” the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary brings […]

Saturday Ramblings 3.17.12

Top o’the morning, iMonks! Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Time for the wearin’ o’the green. Except for me. Red and khaki is still the color choice at Target. Besides, I’ve been battling a virus for nearly two weeks now. I am sporting my own shade of green these days. So it’s our special St. Patrick’s Day […]

Songs in the Wilderness

The Book of Psalms is a wilderness book. The final composition of Israel’s “hymnal” took place during and after the Babylonian Exile. In its final form, it stands as a book with a unified, coherent message; it is not simply a collection of songs and poems. The first two psalms introduce the book. Psalm 1 […]