October 23, 2014

A List of Factors Affecting Current Events in the SBC

Last night I had the opportunity to talk to a group of about 20 longtime SBCers on recent events in the SBC. These are folks who work with me at a ministry that is partially (6%) funded by Cooperative Program funds, so there is … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 06:29:09: Timmy Brister on the Beauty of Church Discipline and the Pastoral Faithfulness of Tom Ascol.

Riffs are commentary on other blog posts that Michael feels are particularly significant. Read Tim Brister's post, Where Extraordinary Grace and Celestial Joy Meet. I've been around Tom Ascol on occasion for more than 20 … [Continue reading...]

Centuri0n Vs iMonk: On Driscoll’s Need To Repent

Frank Turk and I have been tossing the Mark Driscoll guilt/repentance issue back and forth a bit. So we decided to both post on the subject and link the other fellow's post. Then you can argue in the comments. Here's Frank's … [Continue reading...]

The Weight May Not Be A Sin: A Thought On Hebrews 12:1

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to … [Continue reading...]

A Special Challenge To Southern Baptists: Let’s Lead The Way In A Gospel Centered Direction.

A special message from Michael to all Southern Baptists in the IM audience: Let's send an offering to our mission boards and lead the way in showing what Gospel centered sacrifice looks like. SBC International Mission Board … [Continue reading...]

The IM Weekend Report: 06:27:09

Haven't done a weekend report in a while. -Piper talks about what you have to believe about creation to be an elder at Bethlehem. If I hear this right, you can believe in evolution (most versions) and an old earth. You must … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #146

This week: Denominational news. Thoughts on evangelism and all of the Gospel. Writing and blogging. Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. New products available: New music and DVDs. Emmaus Retreat Center. A great … [Continue reading...]

Mentors: James Baker Hall 1935-2009

Someone significant died yesterday. At least for writers, poets and artists in Kentucky. James Baker Hall. Poet. Artist. Writer. Teacher. Mentor. Former Poet Laureate of Kentucky, 2001-2003. Hall has been an inspiration to … [Continue reading...]

Why Mark Driscoll Shouldn’t Bug Ya

UPDATE: In addition to criticizing Driscoll for his nutty exegesis of Song of Solomon and his less than impressive analysis of The Shack, I've backed up Pastor Mark before. It became painfully/strangely/humorously obvious at … [Continue reading...]

Note To Supporters of InternetMonk.Com

MORE: Because of continued generosity, I have been able to schedule more work. I'm more aware today of the role this blog plays in people's lives than any day that I've done this. THANK YOU IM COMMUNITY. UPDATE: Financial need … [Continue reading...]