December 22, 2014

iMonk Classic: On Re-Baptism

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Series from Sept, 2008 Note from CM: A reader wrote me this week and asked about whether she should be re-baptized. After being baptized as an infant, she grew up in a nominal Catholic home, came “back to God” (her words) as an adult, and now the church she […]

iMonk Classic: A Theology of Everything

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Series from Dec, 2004 This is an excerpt from a post Michael wrote in December, 2004. I think it may provide good food for contemplation and discussion at the start of this Labor Day weekend. • • • I have what I call a “Theology of Everything.” I don’t […]

iMonk Classic: The “Absent Gospel” Series (2)

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Series from Nov, 2009 As part of our “Gospel Week” emphasis, we are reviewing Michael Spencer’s series on “My Strange Experiences with an Absent Gospel” from November of 2009. Today, parts three and four. • • • My Strange Experiences With An Absent Gospel: Gospel Articulations (Part 3) I’ve […]

iMonk Classic: The “Absent Gospel” Series (1)

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Series from Nov, 2009 For the next two days, we will review Michael Spencer’s series on “My Strange Experiences with an Absent Gospel” from November of 2009. The original series was in four parts, but we will condense our replay into two posts. Today, we look at parts one […]

iMonk Classic: On the “One True Church”

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From January 24, 2009 Note from CM: Back in Jan. 2009, Michael wrote a piece called, “Theology, Depression and the Unsolvable Problem of the Right Church.” Today, we present an excerpt from that post for Ecclesia Week. In this essay, the iMonk tries to temper our desire to find […]

iMonk Classic: “Basics for the Local Church”

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From January 13, 2006 Note from Chaplain Mike: For the next week or so, we will have “Ecclesia Week” here on Internet Monk. Our focus will be on discussing some basic perspectives about the Church. Today’s iMonk Classic is excerpted from a post Michael Spencer wrote in January 2006. […]

iMonk Classic: A Reformation Day Meditation

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From October 31, 2005 Note from CM: On this week when we have been focusing on the Bible, this meditation from Michael Spencer on the state of the church in his region, especially with regard to seriousness about Biblical and theological depth, is a lament and cry for God […]

iMonk Classic: We thought he was such a nice boy—and then we found out he didn’t believe in Inerrancy!!

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From February 15, 2005 Dear Sir: What a total disappointment. I do like your wisdom and passion. However, you have become too smart. May God have mercy on you regarding your responsibility to adhere to the inerrancy of scripture. • • • The discussion on inerrancy at the BHT […]

iMonk Classic: A Conversation in God’s Kitchen

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer December 3, 2005 Note from CM: The week to come will be “Bible Week” on Internet Monk. My posts will deal with various issues regarding how Christians relate to the Scriptures. I can’t think of a better way to kick it off than with this classic Michael Spencer article. […]

iMonk Classic: The Conversion of the Evangelical Imagination

photo © 2008 Joya Wu | more info (via: Wylio)Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer December 9, 2005 NOTE from CM: With the release of the final Harry Potter film, I thought this little meditation from Michael Spencer would be appropriate today. Father Andrew Greeley may be writing with a wink when he wonders if […]