July 22, 2018

Stanley and Screwtape

By Guest Blogger, Andy Zehner Andy is Damaris Zehner’s (very talented) husband. The notion that Socialism is the greatest threat facing Christianity was rightly shouted down on iMonk.(1) But why was that particular claim put forward in the first place? Why are Charles Stanley and the people who follow him especially concerned about a policy […]

Humane Resources

No one likes whining.  I’ll try not to whine.  I realize that if you speak out against mistreatment on others’ behalf, it’s justice.  If you speak out on your own behalf, it’s whining.  But maybe I can see the bottom of the boot better from down here and describe it more accurately.  If that’s whining, […]

And the Great Danger to the Faith Is…Huh?

By Chaplain Mike Over at ever-reliable culture-war news source, Christian Post, is a report on Charles Stanley’s “sobering 4th of July message about a dangerous spiritual tide that is engulfing the country.” According to Pastor Stanley, the tide that is sweeping in is socialism. “It is a tide that is bringing with it ideas and […]

Religion and Culture

(Note: Richard Niebuhr wrote a classic book called Christ and Culture.  I highly recommend reading it to understand the variety of relationships possible between Christianity and culture.  I don’t attempt to summarize his ideas here, just my own thoughts from my travels and studies.) Recently Lisa Dye quoted Derek Prince as saying, “Never let your […]

Surprise! God Does Art

In my previous essay we looked at the culture of Jesus junk. I tried to say things in a nice way–maybe I was too nice. I still have many friends in publishing, in broadcasting, in music production and distribution. Many friends who seek to follow the Lord from their hearts, yet sometimes have to hold […]

Selling Jesus By The Pound

Editor’s note: We often provide links for products mentioned in these posts that will take you Amazon where you can buy them. This is both for your convenience as well as being a revenue-generator for InternetMonk.com. We are providing no such links in this essay, as we cannot in good conscience recommend most of the […]

Back to the Trenches!

By Chaplain Mike The troops have been mustered. And folks, it ain’t gonna be pretty. So, this week, in the “where angels fear to tread” category, we’re going to gear up and go back to the front lines of the Creation Wars. As you know, I have recommended the site BioLogos and have posted materials […]

What Is My Portion?

“and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.” Isaiah 58:10 One of my daughters has travelled to more than a dozen countries in the last year, sometimes for work, sometimes […]

Truth Is Stranger than Fiction

By Chaplain Mike Just the facts… Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, age 59, married Kathryn Rogers, 33, on June 5 in Palm Beach, Florida. It is Limbaugh’s fourth marriage, after three divorces. Limbaugh’s friend, Ken Hutcherson, a former NFL player, African-American, and outspoken “pro-family” pastor from Redmond, Washington, officiated. When asked how he could […]

A Black and White Concern

By Chaplain Mike It is my hope that our conversation here at IM will include perspectives from as many cultures and traditions of the Christian faith as possible. One privilege a hospice chaplain has is to become acquainted with people from various backgrounds and experiences. For example, I have thoroughly enjoyed befriending, serving, and spending […]