September 17, 2014

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 […]

iMonk Classic: Singing in the Evangelical Liturgy

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer September 8, 2009 NOTE from CM: In 2009, Michael did a series called The Evangelical Liturgy, in which he walked through the different parts of a traditional Protestant worship service, discussing the value of recovering our own liturgical tradition. Click HERE to read the series’ introduction Go to the […]

iMonk Classic: Worship, CCM and the Worship Music Revolution (part three)

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Circa 2002 This is the third and final part in our series of classic iMonk posts on worship. You can read or review part one HERE and part two HERE. LEARNING FROM THE PSALMS Evaluating Worship Music Using Scripture as a Guide As I type, I am saying to […]

iMonk Classic: Worship, CCM and the Worship Music Revolution (part two)

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Circa 2002 Last week we posted part one of this series. You can review it HERE. In this group of three essays from nearly ten years ago, the iMonk observes the sea-change taking place in evangelical church worship and music and shares his reflections about them. Today, part two. […]

iMonk Classic: Worship, CCM and the Worship Music Revolution (part one)

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Circa 2002 NOTE FROM CM: For the next three Saturdays, we will run Michael Spencer’s classic posts from 2002 on “Worship, CCM and The Worship Music Revolution.” The evangelical church in particular has continued to travel down the road Michael describes in this article. Nearly a decade has passed, […]

James MacDonald Needs a Business Meeting

By Chaplain Mike James MacDonald and I both graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1988. He went on to become a successful pastor, author, and radio teacher. I went on to . . . well, let’s just say, a less illustrious career. So, I will leave it to you as to who has more […]

iMonk Classic: The Preeminent Question

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From June 2, 2005 Today’s classic post features some always pertinent, always applicable words of wisdom from Michael Spencer. While discussing the doctrine of election the other day, I asked BHT fellow Bill a version of the following question: “If you were able to follow Jesus for the three […]