May 28, 2015

Michael Sends an Update

Here's a quick run-through on the facts of my situation. 1. I have cancer and I am receiving treatments for it. On Christmas Eve, a small mass was removed from the back of my brain. That's the balance center, so my main … [Continue reading...]

My Post-Evangelical Wilderness

By guest blogger Chaplain Mike Spend any time at all around Internet Monk, and you will hear about the "post-evangelical wilderness." This is one of the phrases that first attracted me to Michael's writings, and it is clear … [Continue reading...]

From the iMonk Archive: The “Happy Enough” Protestant

MOD: This discussion has degenerated into the usual "my side v. your side" dirt clod fight. Unfortunately, this shows some of us have missed or forgotten the spirit of the original post. Go back and read it again, folks. I can … [Continue reading...]

Book Review: Welcoming Justice

Today’s review is by Ryan Cordle, Michael Spencer’s son-in-law. Thanks, Ryan! For two years I have worked at a ministry as a high school teacher. In these couple of years I have seen how God’s movement for reconciling … [Continue reading...]

UPDATE: Another Look at Visitation

Back during Advent, I put up a post on one of my favorite Gospel words: visit. I encourage you to go back and read it HERE. In that post, I made this comment: "I think it is what pastors and Christian people used to do, what … [Continue reading...]

I Am the Least of These

I heard it again in church today. Last week, it was in our church bulletin, used to announce a youth mission project. It is the poster passage for all manner of missions and social justice ministries. How can you go wrong with a … [Continue reading...]

Increasing Marriage Age and Its Implications

COMMENTS NOW CLOSED. Today's guest post is from IM First Officer Michael Bell. Moderator Note: This is Chaplain Mike.  After a couple days of spirited discussion, allow me make a few comments here. First, thank you … [Continue reading...]

Sleep on this idea…

Guest post by Chaplain Mike. Yawn... We don't have too many big snow storms where I live, in central Indiana. We are usually on the line between rain and snow, and therefore happen to miss both the drastic wind-chills and … [Continue reading...]

From the iMonk Archives: When I Am Weak: Why we must embrace our brokenness and never be good Christians

Today Chaplain Mike asks us to reflect on one of his favorite IM posts of all time, originally posted in 2004, one which leads him to suspect that Michael is, at heart, a son of Luther after all. The voice on the other end of … [Continue reading...]

How Many Do You Have?

Today's guest blogger is Pat K. Entering a new year for evangelicals usually brings with it new resolutions to read the Bible more. Pat has some good questions, thoughts, and suggestions about this. This is where the rubber of … [Continue reading...]