August 27, 2014

The Big Worship Goof

One of my major premises in the writing I'm doing these days is that evangelicals have become a movement actually destroying itself. At no point does that seem more obvious than in the recent evolution of worship within … [Continue reading...]

Open mic at the iMonk Cafe: Grace and Authority

For the sake of this question, I'm going to make an unsafe assumption: that we all have a strong commitment to the application of grace in everyday life. While all of us who love grace want to apply it to all of our … [Continue reading...]

On Teaching Edwards’ “Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God”

A tough day at the office today, the office being teaching remedial English III to a small class of kids who failed it. A couple are new and one is not happy- at all- to be in school this summer. So I'm earning the big bucks like … [Continue reading...]

From David Hayward, The Naked (or Nekkid) Pastor

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Question: Is Evangelism Child Abuse?

My last post has stirred up some, uh...."interesting" commentary and email. To the point: in the view of some people, evangelism of teenagers is abusive and unethical. Since I'm a preacher who preaches the Gospel to teenagers with … [Continue reading...]

On Throwing Away A Ministry of Comfort

Last night was one of those nights of preaching where I am reminded of where God has put me and what he's put me here to do. I meditated a bit on that today, and share my gratitude to Him with you. "I live by preaching. My … [Continue reading...]

Dr. Mike Wittmer: Heaven Is A Place On Earth: The IM Interview

As we were discussing the subject of "Can We Be Too God-Centered?," I remembered an excellent book I'd read a couple of years ago: Heaven Is A Place On Earth: Why Everything You Do Matters To God by Dr. Michael Wittmer. I … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio 143

This week: A few stories from Advance 09. Friendship. Answers to the "Too God-Centered" Objection. Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. New products available: New music and DVDs. Emmaus Retreat Center. A great place … [Continue reading...]

The Shepherd of These Hills

Other IM essays on Appalachia. The Gospel and Appalachia The Gospel and Appalachia: Can The Culture Change? The Gospel and Appalachia: Four Christian Responses Most IM readers know that I live in southeastern Kentucky, in … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: Credible Christianity for the Cultural Atheist

This November '07 piece, Credible Christianity for the Cultural Atheist, was a follow up to some of what I had written reflecting on my experiences teaching students from China. It discusses those aspects of Christian practice and … [Continue reading...]