October 2, 2014

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 […]

Another Look: Pastoral Care of the Dying, Part Two

By Chaplain Mike Here is the second part of Michael Spencer’s November 17, 2009 interview with me about “Evangelicals and Pastoral Care of the Dying.” (If you are coming to this discussion late, see the introduction to yesterday’s post.) INTERVIEW, PART TWO 4. At what point is it appropriate for a minister to talk about […]

Another Look: Pastoral Care of the Dying

By Chaplain Mike Back on November 17, 2009, I wrote my first post for Internet Monk. Actually, it was an interview that Michael Spencer did with me called,“Chaplain Mike Mercer: Evangelicals And The Pastoral Care of the Dying: The IM Interview.” Lately, as I have solicited questions for the “Ask Chaplain Mike” posts, several readers […]

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, […]