December 22, 2014

Riffs: 01:10:09: “They Are Sinning Through Questioning” + The Pope Needs A Business Meeting

It seems so familiar.....a young pastor winds up with an incredibly successful megachurch. We hear all the good stories. Then the media picks up the scent of some of the stories most of us didn't hear. True? False? Don't make too … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #123

Non-Catholic experts on Catholicism. Sacred Space. NOTE: Yes, I kept saying it was episode 124. It's 123 Our sponsors are: Rhodes: The band with our great intro music. New Reformation Press. Order your copy of the … [Continue reading...]

Damning With Faint Protestant Praise and a Question for My Catholic Friends

Hello Catholic friends. I've got a good one for you. The passing of Fr. Richard John Neuhaus has been noted on many Protestant blogs, and, unfortunately, some of the commentary has been a far cry from the classy tribute of Paul … [Continue reading...]

Three Obstacles to Good Preaching

Before I talk about preaching, a bit of context for new readers. 1) In the course of my job, I hear, at minimum, 6 sermons a week. (Monday - Thursday, then two on Sunday.) 2) At least two of them, sometimes 3, are preached by … [Continue reading...]

The Theology Program: New Classes Start Tuesday

Regular IM readers know that I've promoted Michael Patton's ministry at The Theology Program. It's the finest seminary level educational opportunity I know of and easily accessible in several differing formats. Online classes … [Continue reading...]

Some Mistakes to Avoid With Young Adult Children

1. Assuming they don't want to hear that they are loved. (Dads....are you listening?) No one is as mature and "beyond" the need for affection as they appear to be. There are some hard cases, but most of us are never too old to … [Continue reading...]

Refelctions on Being the Parent of Adult Children

When you are a 52 year old dad, and you have a 20 year old, college student son, it's not all that unusual if you don't have many one-on-one, personal conversations. But my son and I had a good one today, and it left me with an … [Continue reading...]

The Question is God; the Answer is Jesus

Anything that one imagines of God apart from Christ is only useless thinking and vain idolatry.  - Martin Luther * * * It's been a very interesting day. I can't tell you much about it, but I can tell you something. When a … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic At The iMonk Cafe: A Question About Apologists

Tonight's "Open Mic" question is a simple one. If you don't get it, I'm not going to help you. Catholics, I thought about this just being about your team, but that wouldn't be fair. OK. Here it is. Tonight's iMonk Cafe Open … [Continue reading...]

“It Was There, So I Ate It”

Philippians 3:17 Dear brothers and sisters, pattern your lives after mine, and learn from those who follow our example. 18 For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose … [Continue reading...]