December 16, 2017

Archives for March 2017

The Internet Monk Saturday Brunch: 3/11/17 – Lenten Beer Fast Edition

THE INTERNET MONK SATURDAY BRUNCH ”It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” Welcome to a special edition of the Internet Monk Saturday Brunch. The last thing you might expect to be served […]

Fridays with Michael Spencer: March 10, 2017 — On “The Shack”

Note from CM: Boy oh boy, did Michael Spencer ever get in trouble with the Reformed blogosphere back in 2008 when he recommended The Shack, the novel by William P. Young. Well, last week it was released as a movie, and the doctrinaire sorts are having anxiety attacks once more. Tim Challies (who opined about its heresies […]

Adam and the Genome 5: Chapter 3- Adam’s Last Stand? (Part 1)

Adam and the Genome 5: Chapter 3- Adam’s Last Stand? (Part 1) We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight. Today, Chapter 3- Part 1 And now we get to main event.  What does genetics say about the human race descending […]

Jan Richardson: Lent I – Where the Breath Begins

Note from CM: One of my favorite sites is Jan Richardson’s Painted Prayerbook. Jan does remarkable works of art and matches them with luminous prose, poetry, and prayers. She gave permission for us to use this Lenten reflection. It’s stunning. Thank you, Jan! • • • Lent I: Where the Breath Begins by Jan Richardson ✥ Reading […]

Andrew Perriman: Who is being transformed into the image of Christ? Not me

Note from CM: I read the following, fascinating post over at Andrew Perriman’s always interesting and thought-provoking blog, and asked his permission to have us discuss it here at Internet Monk. I think it’s a good one to consider during Lent. • • • Who is being transformed into the image of Christ? Not me by […]

Klasie Kraalogies: As Mist Before the Sun: The Slow Relief of Unbelief (3)

AS MIST BEFORE THE SUN: THE SLOW RELIEF OF UNBELIEF By Klasie Kraalogies Part 3 “Think of mathematical symbols as mere labels without intrinsic meaning. It doesn’t matter whether you write, “Two plus two equals four,” “2 + 2 = 4,” or “Dos más dos es igual a cuatro.” The notation used to denote the […]

Sermon: The Next Day…and the Next (Lent I)

SERMON: Lent I The Next Day…and the Next Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command these stones […]

The Internet Monk Saturday Brunch: 3/4/17

THE INTERNET MONK SATURDAY BRUNCH ”It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” It’s March. It’s Lent. Some of you, the observant among us, are hungry. Come on, sneak in and have a […]

Fridays with Michael Spencer: March 3, 2017

Note from CM: Michael went through a period swimming in the post-evangelical stream of neo-Calvinism. This excerpt is from a 2006 post in which he expressed appreciation for one Reformed writer (Don Whitney) who stood out in advocating that Reformed Christians pursue a vibrant devotional life. Michael saw that such teaching was rare in Reformed circles, […]

Adam and the Genome 4: Chapter 2- Genomes as Language, Genomes as Books (Part 2)

Adam and the Genome 4: Chapter 2- Genomes as Language, Genomes as Books (Part 2) We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight. Today, Chapter 2- Part 2 Chapter 2 begins with a brilliant analogy of how evolution works by comparing […]