April 25, 2015

My Gear (2)

Just in case you haven't picked up: this is a chance for readers to comment on things that are meaningful to them in spiritual practice. No one is being told they are a bad Christian if they don't see Jesus in the toast. Human … [Continue reading...]

My Gear (Part 1)

From left to right: A custom made metal cross given to me as a gift many years ago in high school by my good friend and mentor Tom Meacham. The cross is empty and says, "He is Alive!" Tom was my introduction to Anglicanism, … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 04:02:09: The Episcopal Church Persecutes The Oppressed Muslim-Christian Minority

UPDATE II: Creech has sold over $220 of beads, string and trinkets since I lost my salvation. You people are awesome. His kids may be able to have shoes for Easter. UPDATE: Humor on board. Beware if not using proper gear. In … [Continue reading...]

The Evangelical Untouchables 2: Seeker Sensitivity

UPDATE: Darrell Young's post is now included. Read it! The Evangelical Untouchables are seven diverse evangelicals who will give us a window into what's happening in evangelicalism today. Who are the Evangelical … [Continue reading...]

Thoughts After Doing the Math

I'm not very good at math, and I'm worse at being a Jesus follower, but even a stopped clock is right twice a day. I starting doing some personal math this morning as I started my day, and I made a discovery. I could no … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: The Ironies of Evangelicalism

After spending the day learning that my Alan Creech ad has deprived me and thousands of others of their salvation (thanks a lot Alan), I'm rather overwhelmed with the ironies of evangelicals in general and the neo-Reformed in … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: Jesus, Joel and The Hard Parts of the Gospel

From February of 2005. I've never reprinted this one and it's one of the most "Jesus shaped" essays I've written. I have renamed it. It was originally called "Read It Again...And Don't Skip The Hard Parts." Let's be honest. A … [Continue reading...]

How Many Different Kinds of Pastors Are There?

Part II of my thoughts about Gillispie and your pastor. I just got a bit carried away. (Read in best grumpy old man's voice.) Gather round the ol' Internet Monk, you young whipper snappers. What the heck have you kids … [Continue reading...]

The iMonk on “The God Whisperers” Talking CEC

I recently did an interview with the guys at The God Whisperers, an awesome Lutheran theology podcast that you can hear on Pirate Christian Radio. We talked Coming Evangelical Collapse and lots of other things. I had a great … [Continue reading...]

Billy Gillispie and Your Pastor: What do they have in common? (Part 1 of 2)

The commonwealth of Kentucky where I reside is currently completely captivated by the drama surrounding the firing of University of Kentucky Men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie. Gillispie had only been at UK for two years. Both … [Continue reading...]