April 24, 2018

iMonk Classic: The “Absent Gospel” Series (1)

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Series from Nov, 2009 For the next two days, we will review Michael Spencer's series on "My Strange Experiences with an Absent Gospel" from November of 2009. The original series was in … [Continue reading...]

The Gospel: My Personal Testimony

By Chaplain Mike Though evangelicals of most stripes disdain the word “traditions,” they like all people have many of them. One salutary Gospel tradition they maintain is that of the personal testimony. In the churches and … [Continue reading...]

The Best College Application

This really has nothing to do with anything of importance, and you would probably be better off re-reading Chaplain Mike's excellent discussions so far this week on the Gospel. But seeing as it is back-to-school time, and seeing … [Continue reading...]

The Gospel: What the Torah Says about Faith vs. the Works of the Law

By Chaplain Mike "Then [Abraham] believed in the Lord; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness. (Genesis 15:6, NASB) "...Abraham obeyed Me and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My laws." (Genesis 26:5) … [Continue reading...]

The Gospel: The Message of the Torah (1)

By Chaplain Mike The teacher to whom I owe my deepest debt of gratitude for giving me tools to help me read the Bible and for opening my eyes to its Gospel message from beginning to end is Dr. John Sailhamer. He was my … [Continue reading...]

The Gospel: Its Biblical Context

By Chaplain Mike One challenge in communicating the Gospel concisely lies in squaring its simplicity with the fact that it is contained in the Bible -- a vast library of 66 books that is a complex work, composed of ancient … [Continue reading...]

Gospel Week: Let’s discuss some definitions

By Chaplain Mike This week our focus will be on The Gospel. You might think Christians would have this one nailed down, but many conversations continue in the church today about the definition and nature of the biblical … [Continue reading...]

A Hymn for Ordinary Time (9): For the Beauty of the Earth

By Chaplain Mike On this Lord's Day, we present a familiar hymn of praise by which we thank God for his common grace and the gifts of beauty and love that flow from it. For the Beauty of the Earth For the beauty of the … [Continue reading...]

The NT Haustafeln (House-Tables)

By Chaplain Mike We would be remiss if we did not include some consideration of Biblical teaching about family relationships during this week on Internet Monk when we are talking about them. In this post we will look at one way … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 8.20.11

It's that time of week again, time to do some light housekeeping here at the iMonastery. There are brooms and rags and mops aplenty if you want to pitch in and help. Or, if you prefer, you can simply sit back and ramble... Ok, … [Continue reading...]