December 14, 2017

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #113

podcast_logo.gifI get to preaching a bit on the financial chaos. Driscoll’s DGM talk. A Post-Evangelical view on talking with a Lutheran brother.

Desiring God Resources.

Music by Rhodes, Sun Like Blood and Randy Stonehill.

Comments

  1. Headless Unicorn Guy says:

    I’ll say one thing about you, IMonk: You didn’t take the easy Christianese route and go all over into End Time Prophecy End Time Prophecy End Time Prophecy (TM). I’m hearing (literally) Apocalyptic talk all over; it’s like when Art Bell opens up the phone lines at 3 Ayem!

  2. I hope I can download the podcast and listen the next time I get the chance. I do hope some Christian somewhere is saying something intelligent at a time like this is.

    The name Larry Burkett seems to have been resurrected and is being mixed with a little Hal Lindsey. Hmm . . . didn’t both of them miss the dates? Why are Christians still listening to them? Why study economics or history when you can have a Gnostic (but stupid) answer at the snap of your finger?

    I really like the way that Mark A. Noll stated it in The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind:

    The evangelical predilection, when faced with a world crisis, to use the Bible as a crystal ball instead of a guide for sorting out the complex tangles of international morality was nowhere more evident than in the responses to the Gulf War (Gulf War I) in 1991. Neither through the publishing of books nor through focused consideration in periodicals did evangelicals engage in significant discussions on the morality of the war, the use of the United Nations in the wake of the collapse of Communism, the significance of oil for job creation or wealth formation throughout the world, the history of Western efforts at intervention in the Middle East, or other topics fairly crying out for serious Christian analysis. Instead, evangelicals gobbled up more that half a million copies each of several self-assured, populist explanations of how the Gulf crisis was fulfilling the details of obscure biblical prophecies.

  3. I really like what you said about not leaving your denomination instead of trying to find your own personally satisfying church experience. I think the church would be stronger if people didn’t leave a church community at the first sign of personal difficulty.

    In some ways I wish there was one church to a town like there used to be in the earliest days of the country’s formation. One couldn’t walk across to the congregation across the street to escape their problems with the community. They had to work out their problems like they were in a real relationship!

  4. Got a tag-line for your “Post-Evangelial view” portion of the talk.

    We shouldn’t be switching churches,
    we should be enriching churches”

  5. When I clicked on the Randy Stonehill link the following warning appeared in my browser:

    “This web site at http://www.randystonehill.com has been reported as an attack site and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

    Attack sites try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system.

    Some attack sites intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners.”

    What’s with that? Has that happened to anyone else?

  6. Same on all Firefox browsers. I’m sure Randy is aware of it. Probably collecting a cookie.