August 22, 2014

iMonk Classic: Conversations with Michael Spencer

Let me be the first to say that I am enjoying the discussions we’ve been having lately on Internet Monk. I plan to incorporate more discussion sessions in the near future through “Ask Chaplain Mike” and “Let’s Discuss…” posts. Readers have sent in thoughtful questions via email and in the comments I’ve received several ideas […]

iMonk Classic: An Appetite for Fanaticism—Is There Something Wrong with Saying ‘You’ve Gone Too Far’?

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Undated Note from Chaplain Mike: The Harold Camping debacle over the weekend made it clear that many in our culture and in our Christian circles remain susceptible to fanaticism and the fervor that false teaching and imbalanced emphases often work up. I thought it would be a good time […]

iMonk Classic: Three Questions about a “Secret Rapture”

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From Feb 7, 2006 Advocates of the rapture make much of the texts in Luke and Matthew that speak of “one taken, one left.”—“I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed. One will be taken and the other left. There will be two women […]

iMonk Classic: Who’s Afraid of Bart Ehrman?

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From May 24, 2006 Note from Chaplain Mike: With the release of Bart Ehrman’s latest book, Forged: Writing in the Name of God–Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are, the critical scholar from the University of North Carolina has discharged his latest salvo at the […]

iMonk Classic: In the End, God Knows Us (A Meditation for Friends)

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From May 3, 2009 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God… (Galatians 4:9a, ESV) I’ve been teaching Galatians for over a year, and I happened to cross this verse this week, a week marked by the passing of one of […]

iMonk Classic: The Little Red Book

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From May 2, 2008 “Only Scriptural Baptist churches can make a legitimate claim to an unbroken succession back to the time of Christ and the apostles. Christ only built one kind of church and that church is described in detail in the New Testament. The only churches meeting the […]

It’s Time Again to Recommend: “Mere Churchianity”

By Chaplain Mike To conclude this week of remembering the founder of Internet Monk—the late Michael Spencer, who died a year ago—we point you to the crowning achievement of his writing life: his book, Mere Churchianity: Finding Your Way Back to Jesus-Shaped Spirituality. If you have not yet had a chance to read this book, […]

Memorable iMonk Quotes

Compiled by Chaplain Mike “I believe that we are on the verge- within 10 years- of a major collapse of evangelical Christianity; a collapse that will follow the deterioration of the mainline Protestant world and that will fundamentally alter the religious and cultural environment in the West. I believe this evangelical collapse will happen with […]

iMonk on The Evangelical Circus

“Evangelical” in the historic sense of the term—adhering to a faith that centers on Christ and the Gospel—the late Michael Spencer nevertheless became a “Post-Evangelical” with regard to the culture of evangelical practice, especially as it has developed in the U.S. Today we offer some incisive quotes from the Internet Monk on various aspects of […]

Another Look: Now in Another Wilderness

By Chaplain Mike This is the post I wrote after learning of Michael’s death a year ago. I offer it again in the hope that it will help you understand how much Michael meant to those who now write on Internet Monk, and why we write about the things we do. I had been wandering […]