October 23, 2017

IM Recommended Reading: Who Speaks for Evangelicals?

By Chaplain Mike An interesting piece over at Out of Ur blog by John Ortberg asks the question, “Who speaks for evangelicals today?” This question reflects the diversity in the movement that exists under evangelicalism’s umbrella today. It wasn’t long ago, Ortberg says, that evangelicals had a sense of “relational interconnectedness” and that it was […]

A Ray of Hope in South Florida

By Chaplain Mike No, this isn’t about LeBron James, for heaven’s sake. It’s about a pastor that I admire more every time I read something about him or by him, or hear him speak. You may not be able to pronounce his name, but you will appreciate his message. He is Tullian Tchividijian, and he […]

R. Crumb’s Book Of Genesis Reviewed

Genesis is a source of children’s stories, a favorite among Sunday school curriculum writers. And what is there not to like? There are animals and boats and rainbows. There is a man with a fancy robe made with lots of bright colors. There is a garden where everyone is happy and safe. And there is […]

IM Recommended Reading: Rachel Evans on BioLogos

By Chaplain Mike Friend of Internet Monk Rachel Held Evans has a great post on the BioLogos site that includes a video conversation. It’s called, “My Faith Shouldn’t Be Alive (But It Is, and Here’s Why).” Check it out here. We recently reviewed Rachel’s wonderful book, Evolving in Monkey Town, and continue to recommend it […]

It’s Here!

When Michael Spencer and I first discussed the book he would write, I asked him, “If you could only write one book in your life, what would it be?’ He never hesitated. “I would write about Jesus-shaped spirituality.” As it turned out, Michael was only able to write one book in his life. And today, […]

IM Book Review: The Complete Psalms

So the first question we must ask is: Do we really need another new translation of the Psalms? If you are a scholar looking for word-for-word accuracy or you are going into philology, then Pamela Greenberg’s The Complete Psalms: The Book of Prayer Songs in a New Translation is definitely not for you. But if you […]

Reflecting on 50 Years of Charismatic Faith

By Chaplain Mike I’d like to have us discuss an interesting article in Christianity Today by David Neff. It is called, “Ardor and Order,” and it’s a reflection upon the impact of the charismatic movement on the mainline and evangelical churches over the past fifty years. I encourage you to read it before submitting comments […]

A “Sound” Argument

By Chaplain Mike Let’s move away from theological topics for a few minutes and talk about what’s really filling people’s ears and minds in these days when life is lived to a continual soundtrack. In Sunday’s New York Times, Joseph Plambeck examines how life has changed when it comes to what we expect from our […]

IM Recommended Reading: To Russia with Love

By Chaplain Mike MOD Note: Some knucklehead forgot to put the URL in for Dan’s blog. Here is the link: To Russia with Love. Thanks, Joanie. One of my good friends, Pastor Daniel Jepsen (aka “The Dan”), is currently blogging about his mission trip to Tyumen, Siberia. The Dan and another local pastor (aka “The […]

IM Recommended Reading: Michael Horton on When “Reformed” Is Not “Reformed”

By Chaplain Mike Over at the White Horse Inn blog, always thoughtful Michael Horton has posted a great essay commenting on the fissures and fault lines that are becoming apparent among the “young, restless, and reformed.” In his typical style, Horton goes beyond mere reporting to examine some fundamental issues revealed by disputes like the […]