October 20, 2017

Archives for April 2016

Best of Michael Spencer: Real Apologetics

Note from CM: This was Michael’s final post on Internet Monk: Feb. 10, 2010. • • • A brief word from Michael The ultimate apologetic is to a dying man. That is what all those “Where is God?” statements in the Psalms are all about. They are, at least partially, invitations to Christians to speak […]

Saturday Ramblings: April 9, 2016

The world where I live is greening up, though as usual, spring can’t make up its mind about whether to revert to winter or sprint toward summer. But the grass is green and diaphanous sage-colored leaves are forming on the trees. So I thought I’d post this pretty little Rambler wagon today in two-tone green as a […]

Best of Michael Spencer: The Coming Evangelical Collapse

Note from CM: This is the article that brought Michael what he called his “15 minutes.” There would be two more posts on the subject (linked at the bottom). Though he claimed to not be a prophet, he had a great deal of insight about the culture of evangelicalism in the U.S. and where it […]

Best of Michael Spencer: Wretched Urgency

Note from CM: Today, we present Michael’s classic critique of revivalistic fundamentalism that introduced a key term into the post-evangelical lexicon. • • • Wretched Urgency: The Grace of God, or Hamsters on a Wheel? My friend and prayer partner just looked across the lunch table and said I didn’t look good. In fact, he said […]

Best of Michael Spencer: When I Am Weak

Note from CM: Yesterday, we marked the sixth anniversary of Michael Spencer’s death. Today I want to share my favorite Michael Spencer essay. An eloquent expression of the Christian life as viewed through the theology of the cross, this post represents Michael at his most honest and transparent. This perspective helped me move toward practicing my […]

Best of Michael Spencer: Death – The Road that Must Be Traveled

Note from CM: Michael died on this day six years ago. O Lord, the God of mercies,  grant unto the souls of Thy servants, the anniversary day of whose death we are keeping,  a place of solace,  of peaceful rest,  of glorious light. Through Christ our Lord, Amen. • • • Death: The Road that Must Be Traveled  For this boy, […]

Best of Michael Spencer: Our Problem with Grace

NOTE FROM CM: As we begin our week of classic Michael Spencer posts, this is the ideal place to start. In his eulogy at Michael’s memorial service, David Head said, “The grace of Jesus is, to use Jesse Stuart’s wonderful phrase, “the thread that runs so true” through Michael’s life.” In this post the Internet Monk […]

Easter II: Lee Camp on “The Politics of Easter”

I saw this referenced and quoted over at Jesus Creed, and it is too good to not repeat. The following is from an article at the Huffington Post called, “The Politics of Easter,” by Lee C. Camp, professor of theology at Lipscomb University. Christianity is often misunderstood, and often misunderstood by the “believers.” Easter is a […]

Saturday Ramblings: April 2, 2016 – Opening Day Edition

Today’s vintage Rambler advertisement came from 1960, a year or two before your intrepid Chaplain started his Little League career. So the boys piling into the pink station wagon would have been the “big boys” that I looked up to back then, especially if they were wearing baseball uniforms. And this is the weekend! Tomorrow, […]

Another Look: A Long Pause from Impermanence

I hope no reader will suppose that “mere” Christianity is here put forward as an alternative to the creeds of the existing communions — as if a man could adopt it in preference to Congregationalism or Greek Orthodoxy or anything else. It is more like a hall out of which doors open into several rooms. If I […]