December 19, 2014

NLT Mosaic Bible Released

RESOURCE: More than 80 pages of Mosaic are available to view here. UPDATE: THE CONTEST IS CLOSED. Congratulations to winner Brian Ladd. For those of you interested in the New Living Translation of the Bible, there will be … [Continue reading...]

How To Talk To An Evangelical On A Journey

Dear Well-Meaning Non-Evangelical Friend, Please sit down, have a cup of tea or coffee...and listen. I see that you've responded to some of us who are pilgrims in the evangelical community and who are on a journey within and … [Continue reading...]

Preaching For Grownups: Mark 9:14-29

I'm posting this morning's sermon at Manchester Presbyterian Church where I supply. I strayed just a bit from the actual lectionary reading, back into last week's text, which I'd replaced with Mark 8....oh, anyway. This is the … [Continue reading...]

A Theological Announcement….Sort of

UPDATE: Just banned a commenter. The admonition to "stop wasting my time" and "leave the SBC" was unacceptable. New commenters- read FAQ section 10 please. For the past two years, I've been trying to get a single question … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #157

This week: The journey from evangelicalism to liturgy. Self-Assessment and The Loving Father Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. Reformation theology for everyone. Rockbridge Seminary. Family, ministry and online … [Continue reading...]

The IM Weekend File: 09:18:09

UPDATE: Got this note about a discount on Jesus Girls.My wife wanted to read Jesus Girls after reading the review. Can't get it anywhere except the publisher right now though. I emailed them asking when Amazon would have it and … [Continue reading...]

Why Doesn’t The Church Talk About Domestic Abuse?

UPDATE: Check out: "Seven Reasons Women Stay In Abusive Relationships and How To Defeat Each One of Them" by John Shore. From Kentucky.com, following a high profile murder that followed a high profile history of domestic … [Continue reading...]

A Picture of the Father’s Grace

A wonderful picture of the Father's grace toward us. If you have been told that God is not like this, remember that in Jesus he is more like this than you could ever imagine. Let go forever of the scolding, punishing God who … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: Preaching is….Preaching is not.

It's a simple question for this edition of open mic. Preaching is ________________. And/Or Preaching is not ________________. Don't write a novel or even a short story. Keep it compact and to the point. I especially hope … [Continue reading...]

Some Thoughts on Lutheranism and Evangelicalism + A Brief Review of the Lutheran Study Bible

Let me begin by saying that I did not receive a review copy of The Lutheran Study Bible, though I probably could have. Like the ESV Study Bible, I bought my own copy from the publisher. I'm open to bribes, kickbacks and rental, … [Continue reading...]