November 1, 2014

The Evangelical Liturgy 1: The Worship Setting

RESOURCE: Excellent piece at CICW on designing worship space. NOTE: Someone asked where I got the liturgy bug as a Southern Baptist. Here is Highland Baptist Church, Louisville, where I was on staff for 3 years. From the … [Continue reading...]

A New Series: The Evangelical Liturgy: Introduction

I am beginning a series of brief (I hope) posts on the subject of "the evangelical liturgy." In these posts, I am going to survey the basic elements of a traditional Protestant worship service in a traditional Protestant setting. … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #152

This week: Church buildings pro and con. More Law/Gospel (Admit it. Some of you want to be a nun with a ruler.) Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. New teaching available. Emmaus Retreat Center. A great place for … [Continue reading...]

Another Story

Built in the 1920's, the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana is one of the most famous church ruins in America. Here is its story from a 1967 yearbook. It is scheduled to become a "Ruin Garden," according to last … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 08:12:09: Architecture for the Glory of God

UPDATE: This has been a great conversation, but we're starting to get some drive-by comments with little substance. Keep the tone and content to a high standard please. WATCH: This short video- 8 minutes- of the building of a … [Continue reading...]

The Devil’s Sermon

Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: How Theology Changed Relationships

UPDATE II: And now the announcement is that this thread means I believe all theology is equally true. See, I 1) shouldn't be letting you people tell your stories at all. It's rejoicing in sin. 2) I should be preaching to all of … [Continue reading...]

Your Mission: “Resacramentalize Evangelicalism”

UPDATE: Ryan Cordle hits a home run in his response to this piece. The discussion about the atheist's report of attending a Planetshaker's worship experience could be repeated a thousand times a week here at IM, and has been in … [Continue reading...]

A Special Message From Michael For Any Church Seeking a Pastor

No. I'm not looking to change jobs. I have a friend I want to recommend. If you are interested in more information about my friend, write me at and I will mail current resumes, links to recent … [Continue reading...]

Riffs/Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: Planetshaken, But Not Stirred

An atheist visits Planetshakers Church for the big show. This may be the best discussion starter you'll see this year. If you want to take a measure of how evangelicals see their world, hand them this description of an … [Continue reading...]