June 23, 2018

Continuing Discussion: “To Change the World”

By Chaplain Mike Today we consider our discussion of James Davison Hunter's profoundly stimulating book, To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World. Hunter's book … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: An Excerpt on Grace

From Michael Spencer's Classic Post, "Our Problem with Grace" Note from CM: Some recent comments prompted me to recall some words from Michael Spencer about grace. It's what we're all about here at IM, and it deserves … [Continue reading...]

First Quarter Listening Report

By Chaplain Mike Today, I will update you on some of the music that I've been listening to during the first quarter of 2011. My collection was enhanced more than usual because of a generous gift of an Amazon gift card from a … [Continue reading...]

Rachel Held Evans on Evangelicalism’s Future

By Chaplain Mike There is no doubt that Christianity is undergoing a sea change. The recent and ongoing rhubarb over Rob Bell is yet another example of evangelicalism's identity crisis. In a few weeks, we here at Internet … [Continue reading...]

A Conference I Recommend

By Chaplain Mike "...his reply has been, "My grace is enough for you: for where there is weakness, my power is shown the more completely." Therefore, I have cheerfully made up my mind to be proud of my weaknesses, because they … [Continue reading...]

Lent III

By Chaplain Mike Today's Gospel: John 4:5-42 a sonnet he knew, and how he knew i'll never know this thirsty stranger standing at the well i came at noon to avoid abhorring eyes and constant cutting comments i can't … [Continue reading...]

Addicted to “Answers”

By Chaplain Mike Christians are addicted to “answers.” For some reason, we think the ultimate favor we can do for the world is to explain the ways of God. I humbly disagree. This issue came up again recently when John … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 3.26.11

Greetings from the desert edition of Saturday Ramblings. Your rambler is in the Phoenix area taking in some Spring Training baseball and In N Out burgers. Yes, life can get better than this, but not without involving legal action. … [Continue reading...]

Friday with the Fathers (3)

By Chaplain Mike Thus far in our Lenten series on the Apostolic Fathers, we have discussed Clement of Rome and Ignatius of Antioch. Today we consider the last of the three chief Apostolic Fathers: Polycarp of … [Continue reading...]

IM Book Review: Introverts in the Church

By Chaplain Mike I think I may have found my doppelganger. There were times as I was reading through Adam McHugh's wise and helpful book, Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture, when I thought … [Continue reading...]