August 25, 2016

Our Dangerous God

Two and a half years years ago a friend of mine stepped forward in our Sunday morning service to share a message he had wrestled with for weeks. It was not a message he was excited to share, but knew that God was compelling him to … [Continue reading...]

Found: A Gospel-Centered Church

We frequently take shots here at the home of the iMonk at churches who have abandoned the Gospel for a message of self-help, or of prosperity, or of how to never again have a bad hair day. And we will continue to do so. Why? It is … [Continue reading...]

Mere Churchianity Update

I just got some very exciting news: The release date for Michael Spencer's Mere Churchianity has been moved up from September 15 to June 15. Waterbrook, a division of Random House, has seen the presales--many of which I am sure … [Continue reading...]

The Family, Part Three

A trilogy of poems by Chaplain Mike. III. The Elder Duty, that's the word-- Nothing less. Best effort at all times, no matter what. Keep at it, never give up. First to the task And last to lay it down. Don't let … [Continue reading...]

The Family, Part Two

A trilogy of poems by Chaplain Mike. II. The Father A hundred years have passed, or so it seems, Since news was brought to me--oh father's joy! A son, our first, the image of his kin. How strong he rose! How righteous, … [Continue reading...]

The Family, Part One

A trilogy of poems by Chaplain Mike. I. The Younger Here I am, father, at the eleventh hour once more, Reaper's scythe poised to harvest fruit of seeds I've sown. Shamefaced, knowing full well the paucity of yield, I … [Continue reading...]

The Day of Salvation?

By Chaplain Mike. I remember the day I changed my thinking about when I was "saved." I had grown up in a mainline Protestant denomination, was baptized and confirmed, attended worship and Sunday School, and dabbled with … [Continue reading...]

Meeting Michael Spencer

MOD NOTE: Here is a link to the full transcript of David Head's eulogy for Michael. MOD NOTE: Here is a link to an audio file of Pastor Bill Haynes' message at Michael's memorial service. Michael Spencer, the founder of this … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Real Apologetics

This weekend, as we mourn Michael Spencer's passing, thank God for the hope of eternal life, and comfort one another in our time of loss, IM will feature classic posts from the Internet Monk. Mike's Final Post on Internet … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Our Problem with Grace

This weekend, as we mourn Michael Spencer’s passing, thank God for the hope of eternal life, and comfort one another in our time of loss, IM will feature classic posts from the Internet Monk. Our Problem with Grace … [Continue reading...]