April 21, 2014

iMonk 101: Jesus, Joel and The Hard Parts of the Gospel

From February of 2005. I've never reprinted this one and it's one of the most "Jesus shaped" essays I've written. I have renamed it. It was originally called "Read It Again...And Don't Skip The Hard Parts." Let's be honest. A … [Continue reading...]

How Many Different Kinds of Pastors Are There?

Part II of my thoughts about Gillispie and your pastor. I just got a bit carried away. (Read in best grumpy old man's voice.) Gather round the ol' Internet Monk, you young whipper snappers. What the heck have you kids … [Continue reading...]

The iMonk on “The God Whisperers” Talking CEC

I recently did an interview with the guys at The God Whisperers, an awesome Lutheran theology podcast that you can hear on Pirate Christian Radio. We talked Coming Evangelical Collapse and lots of other things. I had a great … [Continue reading...]

Billy Gillispie and Your Pastor: What do they have in common? (Part 1 of 2)

The commonwealth of Kentucky where I reside is currently completely captivated by the drama surrounding the firing of University of Kentucky Men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie. Gillispie had only been at UK for two years. Both … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #132

This week: Is evangelism healthy? What are we defending in the Bible? Putting the leavers and quitters back on evangelical radar. SBC Voices Blog Madness: I need your vote next week. Valerie Tarico's book on … [Continue reading...]

The Liturgical Gangstas 9: Church Planting

UPDATE: Alan Creech has joined us. Welcome to IM's popular feature, "The Liturgical Gangstas," a panel discussion among different liturgical traditions represented in the Internet Monk audience. Who are the … [Continue reading...]

Looking For An Exit From The Journey With Jesus

John 6:60 Many of his disciples said, “This is very hard to understand. How can anyone accept it?” 61 Jesus was aware that his disciples were complaining, so he said to them, “Does this offend you? 62 Then what will you … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation: Singing the Faith

I enjoy doing recommendations and reviews most of the time. If the product I'm recommending is absolutely amazing, and I know the IM audience is going to enjoy it, then it's a real pleasure. It's an absolute, unqualified … [Continue reading...]

What’s Growing In The Shadow of Anger?

Sometimes someone else's sins become the light of seeing our own. Several years ago I was working with a particularly difficult young church staff member. His pattern was to do everything his way, and when negative consequences … [Continue reading...]

A Great Commission Resurgence: Is It A Possible SBC Future? (Part 2 of Thoughts On My Denomination Today)

The previous post was "Avoiding Death By Nostalgia." I have a job, a home and a paycheck every month because the Southern Baptist Convention (actually the Kentucky Baptist Convention) believes in cooperative evangelism. I … [Continue reading...]