May 28, 2017

iMonk Classic: Wretched Urgency — The Grace of God or Hamsters on a Wheel?

This weekend, as we mourn Michael Spencer’s passing, thank God for the hope of eternal life, and comfort one another in our time of loss, IM will feature classic posts from the Internet Monk. Wretched Urgency: The Grace of God, or Hamsters on a Wheel? My friend and prayer partner just looked across the lunch […]

iMonk Classic: What Is Jesus-Shaped Spirituality?

This weekend, as we mourn Michael Spencer’s passing, thank God for the hope of eternal life, and comfort one another in our time of loss, IM will feature classic posts from the Internet Monk. What Is Jesus-Shaped Spirituality? (2/24/09) The past year and a half has been the most personally tumultuous time I’ve ever experienced […]

Tributes to the Internet Monk

Noted by Chaplain Mike. MOD Note: Many readers are contributing links to other tributes in the comments. Thank you! I encourage you to peruse the comments as well as this list. Here is a partial list of remembrances and tributes to Michael Spencer that are appearing around the web: Will Adair Matthew Lee Anderson (First […]

Now in Another Wilderness

By Chaplain Mike. I had been wandering in the post-evangelical wilderness for a long time. But I never knew what to call it until I began reading Michael Spencer. And I never knew a genuinely safe place to talk about it until I entered the discussions on Internet Monk. Then I knew I had found […]

Mourning the Passing of a Friend — Some Thoughts

Today’s post is by IM First Officer Michael Bell. It was my birthday today, April 5th. Easter Monday. It will be a day that I will now forever remember for two reasons, for my friend Michael Spencer, also passed away today. I mourn for a friend, whose passing will leave a hole in my life, […]

Michael Spencer, 1956-2010

I received word tonight that Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk, our friend, passed away in his home in Oneida, KY, in the presence of his family. With them, we mourn his passing. With them, our tears fall. With them, we express gratitude that Michael is at peace and no longer suffering. With them, we cry […]

IM Classic: Thinking About the Canon: A Post-Evangelical’s View

Today, Chaplain Mike continues our discussion on the Scriptures by setting forth this classic IM post from Michael (1/08) on a foundational issue with regard to the Bible: What is the “canon” of Scripture? UPDATE: I will not re-run the post on the Lutheran view of the canon (which Michael references below) at this time. […]

“You Need To Smile More.”

Every day this summer school term, around 9:30 in the morning, I drive two blocks to the post office during a ten minute break from class. I get my mail, which often involves retrieving a package from the postal employee at the window. I know the postmaster well, but on days he’s off, he has […]