January 23, 2017

Programs Make Me Kranky

By Chaplain Mike For years, I spent a significant portion of my work life as a minister planning, creating, organizing, advertising, and presenting programs. For starters, each Sunday in our non-denominational church was a … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: An Ideal Evangelicalism?

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From December 14, 2008 Note from CM: In the light of Michael Bell's thought-provoking and discussion-inducing post of yesterday, I thought this classic Michael Spencer post could aid us in … [Continue reading...]

Escaping the Post-Evangelical Wilderness?

Michael Spencer wrote a post a couple of years ago entitled "Happy Enough Protestant". It was his response to many inquiries as to why he did not convert to Roman Catholicism. While Michael was a "Happy Enough Protestant", he … [Continue reading...]

3-D Christmas

By Chaplain Mike You just can't stop technology. And apparently you can't stop evangelicals from thinking that every new or improved technology that comes along should be used to "advance the Gospel." And so we learn that … [Continue reading...]

“My Lord Katie”

By Chaplain Mike If someone wanted to do an intriguing Hollywood historical drama about a strong woman, holding her own in momentous times, he or she could do worse than to produce a film about Katharina von Bora, the nun who … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic: Two Big Votes in Washington

By Chaplain Mike Yesterday, the U.S. Congress held well-publicized votes on two controversial pieces of legislation: the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy in the military regarding homosexuality, the "DREAM Act" that … [Continue reading...]

Advent IV: The Honor and Humility of Mary

By Chaplain Mike Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. • Isaiah 7:14, NIV It's time again for the annual "Mary" discussion. This is … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: The Unlikely Outrage of the Gospel of Light

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From December 20, 2006 Note from CM: This was a sermon Michael wrote for the Advent season. It was expanded from a talk he gave at soli deo on 1/19/06. “There is, in fact, no … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 12.18.10

One more week until Christmas! Did I scare you? Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Have you started? Oh my. Looks like someone is going to need an extra helping of Saturday Ramblings to make it through the week. (Mr. … [Continue reading...]

Lenny LeBlanc: Christmas Night

By Chaplain Mike Here's a new favorite of mine that I've enjoyed the past couple of Christmases. From the album, Christmas Night. … [Continue reading...]