May 5, 2015

Riffs/CEC: The Antidote to the Coming Evangelical Collapse- Church Planting

UPDATE: What matters more? Being recognized by the ECUSA or the Anglican Church in Africa? The Falls Church has a new daughter congregation and is starting more: A story of church planting in the new Anglican communion in … [Continue reading...]

The iMonk on Steve Brown, Etc.

My favorite interview is always with Steve Brown, Etc. Here's today's episode, with yours truly as the interviewee. If you aren't regularly listening to this program, checking out the Guest Room and Steve's Old White Guy blog, … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: UnChristian America: Living With Faith In A Nation That Never Was Under God by Michael Babcock

Interesting fact: Michael Babcock teaches humanities at Liberty University and has written a first class book saying the church's emphasis on the culture war instead of the Gospel was a mistake. Interesting fact: Even though … [Continue reading...]

Riffs/CEC: A Third of ATS Seminaries Are In Financial Trouble

USA Today is on the ringside of the Coming Evangelical Collapse (CEC) with this story on the desperate situation facing a third of the schools on the Association of Theological Schools. (Page loads strangely in … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: November ’08: Alone and Not Alone

(From November of '08. Part of what this web site is all about. And why some new readers may not exactly get it at first.) We talk about the evangelical wilderness around here a lot. It's sometimes academic, and sometimes it's … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: From January, ’08: “This is the End….”

Posted this a little more than a year ago. Relevant to the recent discussions of the future of evangelicalism. ***Music by The Doors: "The End."***There was an elf that met the children at the door. Also in this room was a … [Continue reading...]

The Liturgical Gangstas 8: The Potluck

Welcome to IM's popular 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...]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: Have You Ever “Lost It” in Church?

We've been so busy with all this political rhetoric (which I am totally tired of and won't be revisiting anytime soon. Ugh) that we haven't had our regular "Open Mic" post. So here's our "open mic" question for this week: Have … [Continue reading...]

The Evangelical Collapse: A Statistical Analysis Part II by Michael Bell

Guest Blogger Michael Bell (The Eclectic Christian) returns for his second round of statistical evaluations of "The Coming Evangelical Collapse." As I was time limited when taking my first statistical look at "The Coming … [Continue reading...]

Meet The Evangelical Untouchables

Michael Patton is the director of Reclaiming the Mind Ministries and is one of the teachers on The Theology Program. Tony Kummer is on staff at a Southern Baptist Church in the midwest and blogs at SBC Voices. Ryan Couch is … [Continue reading...]