May 22, 2015

Internet Monk Podcast #137

This week: Garbage and Baggage We Put With The Gospel. (This is a redo of 136) My great sponsors: New Reformation Press. New products available: New music and DVDs. Emmaus Retreat Center. A great place for your next group or … [Continue reading...]

Where Is Church Discipline When You Need It? (Part 4): Does Church Discipline Always Look Like Church Discipline?

My posts so far have carried an agenda. I would like readers to consider what church discipline looks like when it is the church's compassionate ministry to those who are suffering, rather than primarily a punitive action toward … [Continue reading...]

The Love Of Jesus Is Enough: A Meditation on Morality

NOTE: I have chosen not to post a larger number of comments than usual. If you want to know why comments aren't posted consult the IM F.A.Q. where this is addressed in one of the questions. I could have posted some perfect … [Continue reading...]

Better Than (____________) Already

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Where Is Church Discipline When You Need It? Part 3: Who Needs It?

It's interesting to read the comments of the previous two posts and see how many people immediately see church discipline as.... -about public sins, usually sexual -hopelessly prone to be a tool of abusive leadership -unable … [Continue reading...]

Where is Church Discipline When You Need It? Part 2: What does Matthew 18 Teach?

Without any intro, I'd like to get right into what I would be saying about Matthew 18 if I were lecturing on the "What does Matthew 18 tell us about church discipline?" I'd begin by noting that the church discipline material in … [Continue reading...]

Where Is Church Discipline When You Need It? Part 1: A Better Approach

Down through the years, I've been part of a few in-church discussions about church discipline. They were all memorable. Almost everyone was against it and treated me like I was going off the deep end for bringing it up. Being … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: What Kind Of Person Will Be A Disciple?

From April of '08. “Now - here is my secret: I tell it to you with an openness of heart that I doubt I shall ever achieve again, so I pray that you are in a quiet room as you hear these words. My secret is that I need God … [Continue reading...]

The “I’m Looking For A Good Church” Project

UPDATE II: Some of your comments are getting dumped by spam filters for multiple links. I can sort through the trash if I have time and you let me know. ALSO some of you "Need a Church" folk need to check back in the discussion. … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #135

This week: Welcome and orientation to listeners on Pirate Christian Radio. Luther's "Sin to Taunt the Devil Quote" and Perfectionism. Welcome to all my listeners on Pirate Christian Radio. Monday, 9 a.m. is my time slot. My … [Continue reading...]