October 23, 2017

iMonk Classic: To Be or Not To Be, or Why I’m Not A Young Earth Creationist

Written by Michael Spencer MOD NOTE: Comments are closed. This is most (not all) of an IM essay written during the early years of this web site (2001 I think.) My children were up to their ears in Ham/Hovind videos and I was feeling very alone in my own reading of Genesis. Things are better […]

Update on the Creation Wars

By Chaplain Mike MOD NOTE: Comments are closed. I’ve been too busy with truly important matters, like work and family and sharing in the grief of friends, to get back to this subject for awhile, but folks, we’ve got to talk. A few weeks ago I posted a video (no longer available for viewing), produced […]

The Day of Salvation?

By Chaplain Mike. I remember the day I changed my thinking about when I was “saved.” I had grown up in a mainline Protestant denomination, was baptized and confirmed, attended worship and Sunday School, and dabbled with youth group. However, in my teen years, I was not deeply involved. Then the big change came. At […]

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 […]

The Real Meaning of Easter?

By Chaplain Mike. According to Rick Warren, Easter is about “growing your church.” He exhorts pastors in a recent Christian Post article to “use Easter” to break growth barriers in their congregations. Easter, a means to an end. A prime marketing opportunity for the real business of evangelicalism: church growth.

Bruce Waltke on Staying in the Discussion

Posted by Chaplain Mike. Bruce Waltke is a renowned conservative Old Testament scholar. He served on the translation committees for the NASB and NIV Bibles. Waltke is a professor emeritus of Old Testament studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia and a former president of the Evangelical Theological Society. His commentary on Genesis is […]

iMonk Classic: Wilkerson Warns/iMonk Rants

From iMonk in March, 2009. Replayed by Chaplain Mike. David Wilkerson (Cross and the Switchblade, Times Square Church) is predicting a world changing disaster, and advises that you dust off those cans of Spam you still have from Y2k. It’s getting serious coverage by the unhinged conservative media. I wrote about Evangelical anxiety about the […]

At the Movies Remix

From Chaplain Mike. OK, so Mark Driscoll dissed “Avatar” calling it, “the most demonic, satanic movie I’ve ever seen.” And Christianity Today didn’t like it, especially when he pointed to their review as an example of contemporary evangelicalism’s inability to exercise discernment. This post is not about that. For the record, I have not seen […]

Classic iMonk: On Faith’s Crumbling Edge: Restoring The Uprooted Assurance Of The Ordinary Christian

Chaplain Mike reposts this classic iMonk article from June, 2005 UPDATE: I fixed the broken links at the end of post. I’ve been thinking about the subject of the Christian’s assurance of salvation. To put my cards on the table, I don’t struggle with assurance of salvation personally at all. I’m far more inclined toward […]

Open Mic: What Have We Wrought?

This brief video from The BioLogos Foundation features Os Guiness talking about “Science and Faith in the Front Lines of the Culture Wars.” Watch it and let’s have a discussion. Guiness says, “In many ways, the new atheists are partly created by the Religious Right. You can see that in America there is no vehement […]