October 20, 2017

iMonk Classic: Death — the Road that Must Be Traveled

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. Death: The Road that Must Be Traveled For this boy, coming to terms with death ain’t no easy thing. Perhaps passing […]

For All the Saints

For all the saints, who from their labors rest, Who Thee by faith before the world confessed, Thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blessed. Alleluia, Alleluia! Thou wast their Rock, their Fortress and their Might; Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well fought fight; Thou, in the darkness drear, their one true Light. Alleluia, Alleluia! […]

iMonk Classic: Why I Am a Christian (10 Reasons)

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. Why I Am a Christian—Ten Reasons Why am I a Christian? How about a quick survey of the more popular possible […]

iMonk Classic: On Christless Preaching

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. On Christless Preaching: The Arrival of Preaching that Doesn’t Mention Jesus at All Is this a joke? I’ve just heard yet […]

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 […]