December 3, 2016

My Issues with Evangelicalism

By Chaplain Mike NOTE: You can read an earlier statement on this subject, called, "My Post-Evangelical Wilderness," here. IM has been long known for its pointed critiques of evangelicalism. In less than a month, Michael … [Continue reading...]

What I Like about Lutheran Baptism

By Chaplain Mike Michael Spencer was a Southern Baptist. A reader recently wrote and asked what I, as a Lutheran, believe about baptism. I thought you might like to have a chance to hear how I responded. Before I talk … [Continue reading...]

IM Book Review: The Divine Commodity

By Chaplain Mike Darn that Skye Jethani! He has written the book I wanted to write: an insightful, stern, yet gracious critique of evangelical culture, illustrated by the works and stories of Vincent van Gogh, and linked … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic: The Fading Glow of External Experience

By Chaplain Mike While I'm reading Skye Jethani's superb book, The Divine Commodity, and preparing to review it, I thought I'd post this Open Mic question that grows out of a post on his blog, "What Should Worship Look Like? … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Pentecost — The Third Great Day

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Originally posted May 26, 2007 Act 2:1-8 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. (2) And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty … [Continue reading...]

Sunday’s Gospel: You Have Received a Spirit of Adoption

By Chaplain Mike On this great feast day of the Church, Pentecost Sunday, we bring to your attention one of the great passages in the Bible on the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer and the church. No … [Continue reading...]

Ballyard Religion

By Chaplain Mike I had a vision of the evangelical church today. While coaching at my grandson's Little League game (6-8 year olds), the heavens opened and a lot of things became clear to me, especially: Why it's so hard to … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 5.22.10

Thanks to Adam Palmer for filling in for me last week as I was away. But now I have returned from the wilderness ... of the Colorado Rockies. Not the baseball team, but the actual mountains. It snowed more than a foot where I was. … [Continue reading...]

MLJ and the Holy Spirit

By Chaplain Mike On this week leading up to Pentecost, we are listening to some prominent evangelical voices about the ministry of the Holy Spirit. We are doing this in order to understand the variety of views within … [Continue reading...]

Giving Away “The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church”

A word from friend of IM, Patrick Kyle This past weekend I had a chance to hear Dr. Rosenbladt give his lecture entitled 'The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church' to a packed house. As Ted and I sat and watched the impact of … [Continue reading...]