May 27, 2015

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 … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic: What Have We Wrought?

This brief video from The BioLogos Foundation features Os Guiness talking about "Science and Faith in the Front Lines of the Culture Wars." Watch it and let's have a discussion. Guiness says, "In many ways, the new … [Continue reading...]

Classic iMonk: Theology, Depression and the Unsolvable Problem of the Right Church

A note from Chaplain Mike: This classic iMonk post from January 2009 brings together a few important issues that Michael has written about over the years, particularly depression, theology, and the search for a church home. I … [Continue reading...]

Update from Michael: 2/22/10

Chaplain Mike received this note from Denise Spencer today: Michael has finished his second round of chemotherapy treatments. They make him so exhausted that he spends most of his time in bed. His appetite is almost completely … [Continue reading...]

In Memoriam: Morning Prayers

By Chaplain Mike Introduction In a vision from another life, I see my wife and I scrambling our four young children into the van and driving out to a house in the country. There, all over the porch and front yard, a recent … [Continue reading...]

Update: Galli on Grace and Obligation

An update from Chaplain Mike... Last week I put up a post called, "Redeeming a Dirty Word," in which I tried to say that concepts like "obligation" and "duty" are not the undesirable ideas we have made them out to be in our … [Continue reading...]

Practice Resurrection, part three

Chaplain Mike continues his response to this new book. We're back after a break to resume our introduction to and consideration of Eugene Peterson's latest book. Practice Resurrection is a theological conversation on growing to … [Continue reading...]

Form for Confession in Lent

Last night in our Ash Wednesday service we used the Litany of Penitence from the Book of Common Prayer. I was impressed with it, as a comprehensive form for confessing our sins before God. I plan on using it throughout the Lenten … [Continue reading...]

Classic iMonk: The Boat in the Backyard

A note from Chaplain Mike: We will be running some posts from the iMonk archives that deal with the subject of depression. This classic post that Michael Spencer wrote in 2004 tells the intimate story of a father's depression and … [Continue reading...]

Recommended Reading: First Steps by Noel Cordle

Michael Spencer's daughter Noel has posted a heartfelt, personal entry on the subject of adoption on her blog, mere musings. The article includes her own personal testimony, a recommendation of the book, Adopted for Life, by … [Continue reading...]