August 27, 2016

Reconsider Jesus – An Ode to Michael Spencer

For the past number of Fridays we have been presenting excerpts from Michael Spencer’s upcoming book: Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark.  This week, one of our editors of the project, Scott Lenke, introduces himself, and tells us what drew him to Michael Spencer and this project.  Scott […]

Reconsider Jesus – The Seed and the Soil

The following is a small excerpt from Michael Spencer’s upcoming book: Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark.  Michael Spencer’s thoughts on Mark Chapter 4 are edited by Scott Lencke. Check out his excellent blog! If you would like to be contacted when Michael Spencer’s book is available for purchase, […]

Difficult Scripture – Why Did Jesus Stop Reading When He Did?

Over the past several Fridays we have been looking at extracts from Michael Spencer’s upcoming book, Reconsider Jesus – A Fresh Look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark. In our extract a few weeks back Michael Spencer wrote: The good news is about God and what God is doing. It is not about me. […]

Reconsider Jesus – The First Look at the Family

Today we are going to do something a little different.  Scott Lencke had suggested that for a change of pace, readers might be interested in hearing one of the original audio Bible Studies which are among the sources used for Michael Spencer’s upcoming book: Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel […]

Reconsider Jesus – The Compassionate Healer

The following is an excerpt from Michael Spencer’s upcoming book: Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark. For the next number of Fridays, we will be giving you a “sneak peek” into this devotional commentary. Your thoughts and comments are welcome. (Note: There are some edits still to come, […]

Reconsider Jesus – The Message of the Kingdom

The following is an excerpt from Michael Spencer’s upcoming book: Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark. For the next number of Fridays, we will be giving you a “sneak peek” into this devotional commentary.  Your thoughts and comments are welcome. (Note: There are some edits still to come, […]

iMonk Classic: Worshiping the Missional God

From a classic post by Michael Spencer — June 2007 I’ve been thinking about how much we can know about God. In particular, how does a deeply missional God work the knowledge of himself into a life like mine? …I’m looking at Abraham, and I’m wondering what he knew about God and how that knowledge […]

iMonk: There are still doors in Christendom where truth needs to be nailed

From a classic Michael Spencer post. May, 2008 There are some places that Christians will allow you to stand up and say “the sermon is pop psych” or “I’m not a young earth creationist” or “why do we act like we just invented Christianity this year?” What a gift it is to be able to […]

iMonk: Discipleship as Polemicism

From a classic Michael Spencer post, Who and What Are Forming You?. From April 2007 * * * For a large portion of my recent evangelical journey, I have found myself wandering between three varieties of evangelicalism: Southern Baptist fundamentalism Evangelical Calvinism Generic contemporary evangelical revivalism …It’s occurred to me that at least two of […]

iMonk: The Jesus Disconnect (1)

Note from CM: Back in 2009, Michael Spencer some posts exploring what he called, “The Jesus Disconnect.” Here is an edited version of the first post in that series. * * * Nothing has impressed me more in my last few years of writing, reading and discussion than the disconnect the average Christian believer feels from […]