April 25, 2015

Who Is My Neighbor?

Chaplain Mike presents this original story, based on real events. Lee was a writer and photographer, the kind of person who drew strength and energy from being alone and working on her arts. She and Frank had been married … [Continue reading...]

From the iMonk Archives: Gospel Relevance=Gospel Application

Since we have been discussing the Gospel and how it shapes our Christian lives, let's continue the conversation by taking a look at this classic IM post from April, 2007. It amazes me that the apostles immediately know- they … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: How do Christians “Live In the Gospel”?

Chaplain Mike posts today's Open Mic topic. From an excellent article posted today at Leadership Journal called, "The Everyday Gospel," by Tullian Tchividjian comes this quote: I once assumed the gospel was simply what … [Continue reading...]

Sometimes Being Right is Wrong

Today's post is from IM First Officer Michael Bell. I have a great appreciation for my Pastor. I appreciate his perspectives on most issues, and I appreciate his leadership within the church. However, for the last two years … [Continue reading...]

Reminder & Review: Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship

Since our posts and comments have referred a lot to liturgy lately, I thought it might be good to revisit a nice little tool to help people understand various aspects of liturgical worship. Our first look at this book can be found … [Continue reading...]

A Letter from an Agnostic

Today, Chaplain Mike posts this note that was sent to iMonk. How would you try to help this inquirer? Mr. Spencer, In the past few months of my life something has driven me towards Christianity. I can't exactly say what, I … [Continue reading...]

Michael Sends an Update

Here's a quick run-through on the facts of my situation. 1. I have cancer and I am receiving treatments for it. On Christmas Eve, a small mass was removed from the back of my brain. That's the balance center, so my main … [Continue reading...]

My Post-Evangelical Wilderness

By guest blogger Chaplain Mike Spend any time at all around Internet Monk, and you will hear about the "post-evangelical wilderness." This is one of the phrases that first attracted me to Michael's writings, and it is clear … [Continue reading...]

From the iMonk Archive: The “Happy Enough” Protestant

MOD: This discussion has degenerated into the usual "my side v. your side" dirt clod fight. Unfortunately, this shows some of us have missed or forgotten the spirit of the original post. Go back and read it again, folks. I can … [Continue reading...]

Book Review: Welcoming Justice

Today’s review is by Ryan Cordle, Michael Spencer’s son-in-law. Thanks, Ryan! For two years I have worked at a ministry as a high school teacher. In these couple of years I have seen how God’s movement for reconciling … [Continue reading...]