May 31, 2016

What’s In A Name?

I hate name tags. I really do. On the "hate" scale, I hate them more than I hate tomatoes, but not quite as much as I hate the Michigan Wolverines. About once a quarter or so, someone at church will decide that it is "Name Tag … [Continue reading...]

The Terror Of Faith

(It may be that the things I say below will be useless or even damaging to some people at this point in their life of faith.  I hope those people will ignore what I’ve written if it’s unhelpful to them.  Caveat … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 7.31.10

Both Lexus and Majesty, the horses who have graced Saturday Ramblings these last few months, have scampered off to greener pastures. Fortunately, we have found a suitable replacement. Mr. Bones will be with us for the foreseeable … [Continue reading...]

Anne Rice Through With Christianity

Anne Rice, the novelist best known for Interview With A Vampire, announced that she is through with Christianity. On her Facebook site, Rice wrote this comment on Wednesday: For those who care, and I understand if you don't: … [Continue reading...]

A “Mass” of Catholics

Today's post is from guest blogger Daniel Jepsen One of the great things about the English language is its utter absurdity.  Foreigners trying to learn English can be forgiven for wondering if we made up some rules just to … [Continue reading...]

A Long Pause from Impermanence

By Chaplain Mike I hope no reader will suppose that "mere" Christianity is here put forward as an alternative to the creeds of the existing communions—as if a man could adopt it in preference to Congregationalism or Greek … [Continue reading...]

The Sweat Of Our Brow

In retrospect, I probably should've brought the map. Footstep after footstep, one in front of the other, each one of them leading me and my pregnant wife farther astray on the hiking trail. But it was a nice summer day, overcast, … [Continue reading...]

Defining Terms: Evangelical and Post-Evangelical

"Dispatches from the Post-Evangelical Wilderness" is the byline of this website. In recent days I have received a number of questions from readers, emailers, and Facebook friends asking me to define "post-evangelical" for them. … [Continue reading...]

The Store Is Open

You will notice a new ad on our home page. If you didn't notice it, please take time to notice it now. There. Nice, isn't it? We are happy to announce the opening of iMonkPublishing, a new part of the Internet Monk … [Continue reading...]

IM Recommended Reading: Who Speaks for Evangelicals?

By Chaplain Mike An interesting piece over at Out of Ur blog by John Ortberg asks the question, "Who speaks for evangelicals today?" This question reflects the diversity in the movement that exists under evangelicalism's … [Continue reading...]