November 27, 2014

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: What Would You Say to the Marilyn Manson Audience?

First read the story of Christian protestors at a Marilyn Manson concert. (Slow...be patient) Then, savor the irony: If you read Manson's biography, he's the product of Christian parenting and fundamentalist education.Marilyn … [Continue reading...]

From the Classic iMonk Archives (2002): I Have My Doubts

Not a piece on atheism, but an honest recounting of doubt and faith in my life. From 2002. Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, "I believe; help my unbelief!"- Mark 9:24 Let's start with bugs. Bugs … [Continue reading...]

Re:Atheism

I received two letters this week from friends/readers asking for input and advice on relating to atheists in their workplace/families. It brought to mind a number of things I've been wanting to say about evangelicals and their … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #154

This week: Pushing the theological diversity envelope. Should I let my enemies have a shot at me? Comments to a family whose son has become an atheist. Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. Reformation theology for … [Continue reading...]

The IM Weekend File: 08:28:09

And so it begins. I don't know if Kentucky is the first Baptist State Convention to see the handwriting on the wall, but I am very, very proud of our executive board for stepping up to the plate and starting the process of saying, … [Continue reading...]

Dr. Timothy George on The Baptist View of the Lord’s Supper

UPDATE: Dr. George has an article at Christianity Today this week: What Baptists Can Learn From Calvin. As a student at Southern Seminary in the early 80's, I was blessed beyond measure to have a young, brilliant and engaging … [Continue reading...]

I know this doesn’t happen, but….

No snark intended here Catholic and Orthodox friends. Just a story worth telling. I know this doesn't happen....but this time it did. I've been teaching Ethiopian Orthodox students for most of two decades here at our … [Continue reading...]

I’m a Little Confused About Being “Gospel-Centered”

For the past couple of years, the term "Gospel centered" has become ubiquitous in the blogosphere. And as the use of this term has become more and more common, I've become less and less certain that its meaning is simply....being … [Continue reading...]

Reader Reviews: Andrew Marin’s Love Is An Orientation

A few weeks ago, IM reader Chris Giammona made it possible for 20 IM readers to receive a free copy of Andrew Marin's significant and helpful book, Love Is An Orientation. As a condition for receiving the book, each reader agreed … [Continue reading...]

The Evangelical Liturgy 6: The Call to Worship

"Ascribe to the Lord the glory of His name; bring an offering, and come into His courts. Worship the Lord in holy attire; Tremble before Him, all the earth. Say among the nations, "The Lord reigns; indeed, the world is firmly … [Continue reading...]