February 28, 2017

Genesis and My Post-Evangelical Wilderness

By Chaplain Mike A couple of years ago, I agreed to help a small group that was losing their “pastor.” They weren’t really a “church,” but a small band of exiles from traditional churches that met in house groups and … [Continue reading...]

In the King’s Garden (Gen 2), part one

By Chaplain Mike And now for more "Creation Week" here at Internet Monk. Oh joy. This has been prompted by recent disputes in the blogosphere between some prominent Christian leaders, who hold to a Young Earth Creationism … [Continue reading...]

John Walton: Approaching Genesis as an Ancient Text

In this video, John Walton, Professor of OT at Wheaton College (IL), discusses how we must approach Genesis as an ancient text. Readers must try their best to understand something of the thought-world of people in the Ancient Near … [Continue reading...]

The Land of Blessing

By Chaplain Mike One of the interesting points of understanding that I came to accept when I studied under John Sailhamer is that there are two focus points in Genesis 1. First, God created everything (1.1). Second, … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: My View of Genesis 1

Another Look at a Post... By Chaplain Mike From March 27, 2010 My interest in the first chapters of Genesis began to blossom when I was in seminary, studying under Dr. John Sailhamer. Over the years, I have come back to it … [Continue reading...]

Sunday’s Gospel: On a Journey with Jesus

By Chaplain Mike Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Lectionary Readings • 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 • Psalm 16 • Galatians 5:1, 13-25 • Luke 9:51-62 Today's Gospel: Luke 9:51-62 (NRSV) When the days drew near for him … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Answers Not in Genesis

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From March 1, 2006 Nothing discourages me about the future of evangelicals like "young earth creationism," Hamm style. Josh puts it well in this post at Here We Stand: "Every time I … [Continue reading...]

Back to the Trenches!

By Chaplain Mike The troops have been mustered. And folks, it ain't gonna be pretty. So, this week, in the "where angels fear to tread" category, we're going to gear up and go back to the front lines of the Creation … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 6.26.10

Yawn. Kind of a slow week here at the iRanch. Methinks many of you took the week to vacate. And it looks like you picked up  a few souvenirs along the way. Salt and pepper shakers. Tacky t-shirts. Toothpick holders. Saltwater … [Continue reading...]

R. Crumb’s Book Of Genesis Reviewed

Genesis is a source of children's stories, a favorite among Sunday school curriculum writers. And what is there not to like? There are animals and boats and rainbows. There is a man with a fancy robe made with lots of bright … [Continue reading...]