May 5, 2016

Today’s Three Push-Button Words

Despite what you may have read in the kinder, gentler corners of the blogosphere recently, you would all be surprised how un-contentious I am most of the time. In my real life, I regularly run from situations where I'm being … [Continue reading...]

The Evangelical Liturgy 19: The Pastoral Prayer

In his excellent book, Mother Kirk, Douglas Wilson makes a marvelous defense of the ministry of the written pastoral prayer. The average reader will say "What is he talking about?" And that is the problem: an important area of … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: Baptist Holy Days of Obligation

My wife's journey to Catholicism has inspired some fun around here. Here's a post from August 2008 that generated a hundred comments at the time. Surely worth another go around. My wife sent me an email this morning.I keep … [Continue reading...]

Preaching For Grown-Ups: Mark 10:46-52

I want to thank everyone for your input. I felt a bit overwhelmed. This text needed a small series. I tried to make some judgments about what my little congregation needed. Visitors today. Very well received. Many of you were my … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #162

This week: 7 Ways to Hate or Leave Evangelicalism When You Don't Need To + How has your sense of calling evolved? Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. Reformation theology for everyone. Rockbridge Seminary. Family, … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: Lectionary Lesson Blahs

Mark 10:46 Then they reached Jericho, and as Jesus and his disciples left town, a large crowd followed him. A blind beggar named Bartimaeus (son of Timaeus) was sitting beside the road.47 When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus of … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: My Annual Halloween Rant (One of them) Revisited

Originally published at the Steve Brown, Etc. Guest Room Blog. You also might enjoy "The Great Pumpkin Proposes a Toast," from deep in the IM archives. Here's a good post on "How to have a great Catholic Halloween." No Protestants … [Continue reading...]

Coming Up: Bryan Cross Interview + Catholic Resources

A few Catholic oriented items here at IM, freely borrowing from other blogs. I'm going to surprise a lot of you with an interview post with Catholic blogger Bryan Cross, writer at Principium Unitatis. I've often been a bit … [Continue reading...]

The Evangelical Liturgy 18: The Prayers Of The People

See Dennis Bratcher's excellent article on "The Prayers of the People" in liturgy. A full tutorial on different kinds of prayers, litanies, collects, etc is available from ELC Canada. The idea of congregational "prayer … [Continue reading...]

It was a bad post and here’s my excuse

I shouldn't have reposted my post on "I Want My Sermon On The Mount Back." It was a bad post, and I'm retracting this repost. The original is intact and these comments are here, though closed. 1) I've had a brutal week. Good … [Continue reading...]