November 27, 2014

Christmas Pageant Disaster and Mars Hill Snow Days: Lessons for the Megachurches

Lazurus here. The last four days in the tomb were no fun. Thanks to Jesus for getting me out. Two items of interest regarding unusual situations in large churches caught my attention yesterday. First, a Cincinnati church was … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: Dan Edelen and A Gospel That Speaks To Failure

I'm too sick to write anything, but I looked back in the archives and found this Riff on an outstanding post by Dan Edelen that fits in nicely with "Ted the Loser." I noted that I was talking about the effects of a major … [Continue reading...]

Brandon Milan- I Think My Wife’s A Calvinist

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Advent With Ted the Loser

UPDATE: My apologies for what the discussion thread turned into on this post. Some things are just very hard to moderate because they aren't nasty and they are tangentially on topic. Then you get to the point you realize the whole … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic At the iMonk Cafe: Christians and Technology

D.A. Carson has a wonderfully thoughtful and well-written editorial in this month's Themelios web magazine. It's not particularly long and it will be a provocative way to think about this week's open mic question, so go read it … [Continue reading...]

The Unlikely Command of Holy Joy

In my twice weekly study of Nehemiah, we're still in chapter 8, and today we observed that the reading of the book of the law caused a strong emotional reaction among those who heard it read and explained. That reaction was … [Continue reading...]

The Liturgical Gangstas 3: The Authority/Dissent Issue

Welcome to IM's popular new feature, "The Liturgical Gangstas," a panel discussion among different liturgical traditions represented in the Internet Monk audience. Who are the Gangstas? Father Ernesto Obregon is an Eastern … [Continue reading...]

The Spencer Family Christmas Newsletter

For those of you who take an interest in our lives and pray for us, and for those of you who really, really don't have much of a life, I'm posting the Spencer Family Christmas Newsletter. If you read this site, you won't learn … [Continue reading...]

“Additional Doctrines,” Baptist Style

In debates and discussions here at Internet, a reader is likely to read that Catholics have "added doctrines" to Christianity. My reaction is not so much to challenge the statement- I believe it is a universal fact in … [Continue reading...]

While We’re Talking About Interpreting the Bible

Oh. We're not talking about interpreting the Bible? Well....I am, so deal. I usually just don't say anything when I hear Biblical interpretation leave the road and head for the ditches. But doggone it, there's some fairly basic … [Continue reading...]