July 19, 2018

Archives for June 2012

Evening Psalm

God, our Upholder, how vast is your signature over all the earth. It reflects your glory in the heavens. From the mouth of infants and nurslings you have made a foundation of strength—to oppose those who oppose you, to bring the enemy and person of vengeance to a halt. When I behold your name in […]

Morning Psalm

God, you are for us a strength and shelter—in times of affliction, you are found everywhere we look. And so we won’t be afraid at changes of the earth, when mountains tumble into the heart of the sea or waters rage with tumultuous froth; the peaks quake in awe of your presence. Selah. A river—its […]

Saturday Ramblings 6.16.12

Greetings, iMonks! Happy day before Father’s Day. Before you begin cleaning the grill, putting up the croquet set, and stringing the hammock between trees for dear old dad, why don’t we whip up a tasty batch of Saturday Ramblings? If you are new here, this is InternetMonk.com. Dot Com. If Craig Groeschel and LifeChurch.tv have […]

Why Is the Gospel of John so Different?

First Things First Restoring the Gospel to Primacy in the Church Part Six:  — Why Is the Gospel of John so Different? • • • “The last of the four Gospels appears among the rest in a manner reminiscent of the appearance of Melchizedek to Abraham: “without father, without mother, without genealogy” (Heb. 7:3). Everything […]

Another Look: Our Dangerous God

Nearly five years ago a friend of mine stepped forward in our Sunday morning service to share a message he had wrestled with for weeks. It was not a message he was excited to share, but knew that God was compelling him to do so. The word he shared that morning changed my life. God […]

The Mystery Of A Lost Generation

I read two very interesting articles on CNN.com this week. One told of how more of those under the age of 30 are expressing doubt in the existence of God than ever before. The other was a story of the Clergy Project, an effort to help those pastors who want to come out of the […]

Midweek Tidbits (6/13/12)

1. So, I go to Christian Post, and John Piper’s message this week is, “Did the Death of Jesus Accomplish Anything for the Non-Elect?” He begins by saying,“It’s amazing how frequently that question is coming up recently.” Really? What world are these people living in? 2. The more I think about the upcoming presidential election, […]

Another Look: Making Music in the Midst of Chaos

Note from CM: I just realized it has been twenty years since the events in this account took place. To me, what you are about to read is one of the most remarkable stories of my lifetime. As I re-tell this tale of imaginative grace today, may it fill you with wonder as you read […]

Getting the Point

Shaking hands at the door of the sanctuary after the service, the pastor noticed frowns on several of his parishioners’ faces. “I don’t know, pastor,” one man said, pointing an accusing finger at him. “If I were you I’d take a look at Romans 2:1.” When all had gone home for Sunday dinner and he […]

IM Book Review: Knowing Darkness

Knowing Darkness: Reflections on Skepticism, Melancholy, Friendship, and God by Addison Hodges Hart Eerdmans, 2009 * * * “In other words, conventional piety is fine so far as it goes, but it doesn’t go very far at all in making sense of the larger mystery enveloping our existence — it has significant limitations where ‘explaining’ […]