November 27, 2015

The Evangelical Liturgy 6: The Call to Worship

"Ascribe to the Lord the glory of His name; bring an offering, and come into His courts. Worship the Lord in holy attire; Tremble before Him, all the earth. Say among the nations, "The Lord reigns; indeed, the world is firmly … [Continue reading...]

If I become Lutheran, Anglican or Catholic, it will be because I watched this too many times.

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iMonk 101: Josh Strodtbeck on the Lutheran View of God’s Sovereignty

NOTE: This is part of a series of questions I did last year with Lutheran friend Josh Strodtbeck on how the sovereignty of God enters into issues of tragedy using the Lutheran theological framework. Very relevant to our discussion … [Continue reading...]

Theology Study Toolbar Available From Renewing the Mind/Michael Patton

Our friend Michael Patton at Credo House, Renewing the Mind Ministries and The Theology Program has an announcement at his site that may be of interest to some of the IM audience. "I have designed a theological toolbar to lead … [Continue reading...]

The Evangelical Liturgy 5: The Prelude

In most Protestant and evangelical worship services there is some kind of a transition from non-worship time to worship time. Though this is among the least essential elements of worship, this "prelude" serves a number of helpful … [Continue reading...]

Links to the Evangelical Liturgy Series (so Far)

Introduction 1) The Worship Setting 2) The Tools 3) The Leaders 4) The Congregation 5) The Prelude 6. The Call To Worship Remember that there will be 23 posts in this series. There is also a "Church" category here at IM, … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast 153

This week: Cunsumer sins. Pastoral Care. Puritans. A Crisis of Grace and the Gospel Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. New teaching available. Rockbridge Seminary. Get one class tuition free before September 1st. … [Continue reading...]

With all due respect….

UPDATE: Piper "clarifies" his tornado comments by referring to his bout with prostate cancer. The message of every event is repentance: "That is the message of every calamity (Luke 13:1-5). And every sunny day (Romans 2:4)." It … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic At The iMonk Cafe: The Falwell/Robertson Room Has A New Act

UPDATE: Greg Boyd on Piper's tornado. BTW, my commendations on excellent behavior by all in the comment thread. UPDATE: From long, but right on point: The Islamization of Christianty by Udo Middleman. UPDATE: Some of my own … [Continue reading...]

The Evangelical Liturgy 4: The Congregation

I've been thinking about this post quite a bit, and for the life of me I really can't think of much to say than some of the obvious. The evangelical worship service is the worship of the people of God. God acts, speaks invites … [Continue reading...]