August 29, 2015

A word from our sponsor, and Michael’s thoughts on “gear”

First today, a word from one of our friends and sponsors, Alan Creech . . . Greetings Internet Monk-ites! It’s been a while since I’ve made an appearance in the actual blog copy of this estimable site. Many thanks to Chaplain Mike for the opportunity to beg for sales. And, from of old, thanks to the […]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: August 23, 2015

A Facebook friend just asked me if I wanted to become a “fan” of Jonathan Edwards. Too bad there’s isn’t a “NOT a fan” option, because I’m not a fan. One of my consistent critics- who is also a respected friend- called to mind a statement I’d made in the past about the problem of […]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: August 16, 2015

If it looks like an evangelical skunk . . . I think Jan Crouch’s hair is the darnest thing since the Tower of Babel. I think Benny Hinn is sincere, but probably unstable. I think T.D. Jakes is preaching gnosticism. TBN in general convinces me television is utterly incompatible with Christianity. Most Contemporary Christian music […]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: August 9, 2015

The wedge contemporary evangelicals are driving between young and old is incredibly short sighted and deadly. Doesn’t the Bible itself say that the older should teach the younger? We’ve turned things around so that anything new (even if unproven) and appealing to the not yet mature, still developing young is trotted out as appropriate worship. […]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: August 2, 2015

“We didn’t crawl out from under no rocks. We didn’t have no tails. And we didn’t come from monkeys you atheist pinko meathead.” “It ain’t supposed to make sense; it’s faith. Faith is something that you believe that nobody in his right mind would believe.” • Archie Bunker • • • I used to watch “All […]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: July 26, 2015

Note from CM: You will find a link to the HubbleSite in our Links list as well as in this post. I encourage you to go there often and “consider the heavens.”  • • • One of my life-long loves is astronomy. I’ve owned some very nice telescopes, and I’ve spent many a clear, cold […]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: July 19, 2015

Note from CM: I know we just posted a portion of what Michael Spencer had to say about Young Earth Creationism last Sunday, but another disturbing situation was reported this past week, which shows me that we need to keep beating this drum at Internet Monk. Deborah Haarsma at Biologos writes about Jim Stump’s resignation […]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: July 12, 2015

The young earth creationists believe that Genesis 1 is “literally” a description of creation. I do not. It is this simple disagreement that is the cornerstone of my objection to their interpretation. I believe that Genesis 1 is a prescientific description of Creation intended to accent how Yahweh’s relationship with the world stands in stark […]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: July 5, 2015

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written,”I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” • 1 Corinthians 1:18-19 • • • Every so […]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: June 28, 2015

Paul made a lot of sin lists. You know, lists of sins. If you’re a preacher or teacher, you’ve probably used Paul’s sin lists a few times as the raw material for a talk or sermon. You’ve walked through the list, one sin at a time and said a little something about each one. It […]