March 6, 2015

Saturday Ramblings, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day, imonks.  Grab your significant other, and hop in the Rambler. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, there is this report: People who use emojis have sex more often. A lot more often, actually. In … [Continue reading...]

In the beginning, it’s not about “days”

Better, but still not in the ballpark. Good for Justin Taylor at the Gospel Coalition for many parts of the article, "Biblical Reasons to Doubt the Creation Days Were 24-Hour Periods." Questioning the so-called "literalism" of … [Continue reading...]

Damaris Zehner: What Makes It Right?

What Makes It Right? By Damaris Zehner I’ve always had a problem with the concept of “two consenting adults” as the foundation for moral decisions.  Often the phrase is uttered as a means to reconcile a faint moral unease with … [Continue reading...]

Thriving in the Embattlement: Should Christians Be “Countercultural”?

And here I signal my last worry about the way the rhetoric of “countercultural” has functioned within the evangelical world. By drawing our energy out of the opposition to the world—by thriving in the embattlement—we tend to … [Continue reading...]

Steve Brown: Garbage In, Garbage Out

Note from CM: Thanks to our friend Steve Brown for giving us permission to re-post this spot-on, to-the-point devotional about grace. Relish this. This is the good stuff. • • • Confession: In my lifetime, I’ve believed and … [Continue reading...]

Music Monday: In the Culture Wars, Binary Thinking Goes Both Ways

Note from CM: I hereby designate Mondays as "Music Mondays" for the foreseeable future here on IM. We haven't talked much about music and what we're listening to and our thoughts about it all lately. I hope Mondays will provide us … [Continue reading...]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: February 8, 2015

Note from CM: In 2015 we will mark five years since the death of Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk. Today, we continue our “Sundays with Michael” series with an excerpt from a post that was originally published in February … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings, February 7, 2015

Hello imonks, and welcome to the weekend.  Up for some rambling? It seemed to rain a lot early this week in much of the country, but that was really just the tears of grown men staring at seven months of painful FWS … [Continue reading...]

Commentary: Worship Decisions We’ll Regret

Paul Wilkinson put it in his weekly link list and called it, "The Worship Article that's Got Everyone Talking."  He's referring to a concise list of "15 Worship Decisions We'll Regret," by David Manner. Manner is the Associate … [Continue reading...]

Give us this day our daily bread

I know what it means to live week to week, paycheck to paycheck. I don't know what it means to live day to day, without guarantee of a paycheck. I don't know what it means to be completely dependent on grace and mercy. I may … [Continue reading...]