December 15, 2017

The Archbishop Strikes Back

By Chaplain Mike Maybe there is some fight left in the Anglican Church after all. At Pentecost, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, sent a letter to the Anglican Communion encouraging a renewed focus on mission, and suggesting discipline for elements of the church that fail to abide by requests to avoid controversial decisions […]

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 […]

Now I’m Scared. Really.

By Chaplain Mike. The Middle East is front page news again this week, and agreement and peace are nowhere in sight. Watch the following video and get a whole new angle on the story. Is this man and the movement he represents the ones you want influencing the Prime Minister of Israel and U.S. policy […]

Open Mic: What If?

From Chaplain Mike. A difficult conversation today brought to mind Luther’s Small Catechism and what it has to say about the Eighth Commandment: The Eighth Commandment. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. What does this mean? Answer. We should fear and love God that we may not deceitfully belie, betray, slander, or […]

Positive Press for Evangelicals

Noted by Chaplain Mike… You might be surprised to find a positive, affirming article about evangelicals in the secular press, but Nicholas D. Kristoff of the New York Times wrote an op-ed this weekend called “Learning from the Sin of Sodom” that praises evangelicals such as World Vision for the excellent work they are doing […]

Coming Up: Bryan Cross Interview + Catholic Resources

A few Catholic oriented items here at IM, freely borrowing from other blogs. I’m going to surprise a lot of you with an interview post with Catholic blogger Bryan Cross, writer at Principium Unitatis. I’ve often been a bit snarky to Bryan, but when it comes to the subject of Christian unity, he’s really an […]

Noted: Interview with Soong-Chan Rah + Hayley Westenra + Misc.

Sojourners is running a two-part interview with Soong-Chan Rah, author of The Next Evangelicalism. If you missed it, some Covenant Presbyterian Church members have joined the conversation at the link about church architecture. Remember that you can subscribe to comments as a separate feed here at IM. I made 900 Facebook friends today. If you […]

A Special Message From Michael For Any Church Seeking a Pastor

No. I’m not looking to change jobs. I have a friend I want to recommend. If you are interested in more information about my friend, write me at michael@internetmonk.com and I will mail current resumes, links to recent sermons and his blog posts. Please pray for my friend and his family. I’d love to say […]

Things NOT To Do At A Catholic Mass: Lesson One

UPDATE: Wafergate seems to have been resolved. If you are the PM of Canada, don’t appear to pocket the host. More on this story at the Holy Post.

Question: Is Evangelism Child Abuse?

My last post has stirred up some, uh….”interesting” commentary and email. To the point: in the view of some people, evangelism of teenagers is abusive and unethical. Since I’m a preacher who preaches the Gospel to teenagers with an appeal for their conversion, I’m engaged in abusive behavior. This especially seems to to apply, to […]