March 6, 2015

What Did Jesus Know? (And How Does It Matter?)

Once again, Jesus is getting me in trouble. This time it's over at the Boar's Head, where a "discussion" on Jesus' knowledge of medical conditions turned into real concerns that I am promoting a less than orthodox view of … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: The Christian and Mental Illness (Introductory Questions)

I did a five part series on this topic in November of 2005. I'm going to rerun those 2005 posts over the next few days. Several times a week, I have to read folders containing psychological evaluations of prospective students. … [Continue reading...]

The Evangelical Liturgy 22: The Benediction

We're nearing the end of this series. I'm very honored by all of you who have stayed along for the entire ride. I hope that someone has given consideration to the lost glory of the Protestant liturgical tradition and the many … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: Who Wants All That Music?

UPDATE: Please post on the question ONLY. Do not use this to complain about styles of music. Catholics, etc can go have a coffee. This is for evangelicals and others to whom it applies. Here's my question: "Who wants … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #164

This week: Ecumenism on the streets. Praising the Book of Common Prayer I'm concerned for my friend who is fighting for his life against Leukemia. Apologies for being a bit off my best game today. Real life and all … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 11:07:09: The New/Old Look Evangelical Ecumenism: IVCF Splits at GWU

This is a bit of old news to theological news hounds out there, but it fits in with this week's discussion and yesterday's post rather well. IVCF at George Washington University has split over reformation theology. There is … [Continue reading...]

Evangelical Ecumenism and A Jesus Shaped Guest List

Point: evangelicalism contains within itself some almost irresistible itches from its fundamentalist DNA. From time to time, the urge to scratch is almost overwhelming. These itches would include: "Must say that Catholics are … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship by Brett Scott Provance

I used to look at the big Dictionaries of Liturgy and wonder if they were worth all that money. I held onto my dollars and spent years not knowing what a collect was. You don't have to live in this kind of humiliation. IVP has … [Continue reading...]

There’s Always A Day Before

UPDATE: We are still praying for Gary and his family. He's still fighting. Your prayers are welcome. The news story is strange and tragic. Three college softball players go for a night time drive in the country. On an … [Continue reading...]

Honest Thoughts On The Catholic Discussion: Is This The Best We Can Do?

NOTE: Commenters should read the commenting rules in FAQ 10, especially those who plan to write me a long appeal to become a Catholic. COMMENTS CLOSED No one reading, writing or commenting on the posts in this interview has … [Continue reading...]