January 27, 2015

Thank you for supporting Internet Monk

Thank you for your support. I really mean this. Internet Monk is a labor of love. We who write have "day jobs" and contribute articles to the site as we can. I, Chaplain Mike, oversee the iMonastery and do my best to take … [Continue reading...]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: January 18, 2015

Note from CM: 2015 will mark five years since the death of Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk. Today, we continue our “Sundays with Michael” series with an excerpt from post that was originally published in January 2009. • • • A … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings, January 17, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend.  Ready to ramble? Make the Bible the State Book?  A bill in Mississippi (expected to pass) would do just that.  The article notes, “Lawmakers say designating the Bible as the state book … [Continue reading...]

Welcome to the World

We got one of these yesterday. We're grandparents again. Welcome to the world, Amelia. Thanks be to the God of life. … [Continue reading...]

Adam Palmer: Embracing and Excluding

Our churches have a people problem. I’m as guilty as anyone, I guess. I would consider myself a “progressive” person, fairly open-handed in my theology, craving diversity when I gather with the church on Sunday morning. I want … [Continue reading...]

Semi-Open Mic: What conversations should we have in 2015?

Fuller Seminary has a nice page suggesting "15 Conversations the Church Needs to Have in 2015." In his introduction to this page, seminary president Mark Labberton says, Our faculty are always thinking deeply about the issues, … [Continue reading...]

Death Letter, part one

Sometime, somewhere in Iraq, I died. . . . For my brothers and sisters I will record the events that led to my death and the death of the God who was on our side in love and war. • David W. Peters • • • As a hospice chaplain, … [Continue reading...]

Richard Beck: The moral implication of interpretive pluralism

Unpublished: Being Biblical Means Being Doctrinally Tolerant Richard Beck • • • Richard Beck gets down to brass tacks in an excerpt from an unpublished article he had written about how doctrinal gate-keeping can be a delusional … [Continue reading...]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: January 11, 2015

Note from CM: 2015 will mark five years since the death of Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk. Today, we continue our "Sundays with Michael" series with an excerpt from post that was originally published in January 2009. • • … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings, January 10, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend.  Let’s do some rambling! NFL wisdom:  “It’s like you look at a girl who looks like you, and you find out it’s your cousin, so you can’t go on a date with her even though you’d like … [Continue reading...]