April 19, 2015

A Ray of Hope in South Florida

By Chaplain Mike No, this isn’t about LeBron James, for heaven’s sake. It’s about a pastor that I admire more every time I read something about him or by him, or hear him speak. You may not be able to pronounce his name, but you will appreciate his message. He is Tullian Tchividijian, and he […]

And the Great Danger to the Faith Is…Huh?

By Chaplain Mike Over at ever-reliable culture-war news source, Christian Post, is a report on Charles Stanley’s “sobering 4th of July message about a dangerous spiritual tide that is engulfing the country.” According to Pastor Stanley, the tide that is sweeping in is socialism. “It is a tide that is bringing with it ideas and […]

Surprise! God Does Art

In my previous essay we looked at the culture of Jesus junk. I tried to say things in a nice way–maybe I was too nice. I still have many friends in publishing, in broadcasting, in music production and distribution. Many friends who seek to follow the Lord from their hearts, yet sometimes have to hold […]

Selling Jesus By The Pound

Editor’s note: We often provide links for products mentioned in these posts that will take you Amazon where you can buy them. This is both for your convenience as well as being a revenue-generator for InternetMonk.com. We are providing no such links in this essay, as we cannot in good conscience recommend most of the […]

iMonk Classic: Answers Not in Genesis

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From March 1, 2006 Nothing discourages me about the future of evangelicals like “young earth creationism,” Hamm style. Josh puts it well in this post at Here We Stand: “Every time I read someone saying it’s the Christian’s duty to refute biology and physics with the Bible, something inside me […]

Back to the Trenches!

By Chaplain Mike The troops have been mustered. And folks, it ain’t gonna be pretty. So, this week, in the “where angels fear to tread” category, we’re going to gear up and go back to the front lines of the Creation Wars. As you know, I have recommended the site BioLogos and have posted materials […]

More Creation Questions: Adam & Eve

By Chaplain Mike It’s time to get back to some basic Biblical and theological questions related to the subject of creation. In recent posts, I have dealt with Michael Spencer’s view of the creation narratives, the controversy over creation issues prompted by Bruce Waltke’s video, and my own interpretation of Genesis 1. Today, we begin […]

The Book I Can’t Review

UPDATE: Ok. Moderation on. Keep your comments civil. We are not bashing anyone here. Don’t make me impose a two-drink limit. MOD NOTE: Comments are closed for the time being. Sheesh, I leave for a few hours and return to find a bar fight! It might be comforting, to those Christians who doubt the current […]

OK, You Asked…

By Chaplain Mike I promise—this will be the end of discussion on the topic of “creationism” for a while. Too many responders failed to grasp that yesterday’s rant was NOT primarily about creation vs. evolution, but about the culture-war tactics of the “creationists” (ala Ken Ham) who are not really interested in science or even […]

iMonk Classic: To Be or Not To Be, or Why I’m Not A Young Earth Creationist

Written by Michael Spencer MOD NOTE: Comments are closed. This is most (not all) of an IM essay written during the early years of this web site (2001 I think.) My children were up to their ears in Ham/Hovind videos and I was feeling very alone in my own reading of Genesis. Things are better […]