January 20, 2017

Updated Internet Monk FAQs (part one)

By Chaplain Mike We will update the Internet Monk FAQ page in the near future, but I thought it would be worthwhile today to give us all a reminder of some of the basics and "rules" around here. I will include Michael … [Continue reading...]

Sunday’s Gospel: Unity—God’s Love in Action

By Chaplain Mike Each Sunday, we present devotional thoughts based upon the Gospel reading from the Revised Common Lectionary. Today is the seventh Sunday in Easter. Today's Gospel is John 17:20-26 (NRSV). Gospel … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Too Much Heaven? (part 3)

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Today we conclude our review of Michael Spencer's three-part series, originally posted in April, 2008. I think it's telling that the two most prolific evangelism programs in … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings

Presented by Adam Palmer Greetings, all. Jeff Dunn, the Grand Rambler of the iMonastery is on assignment in Colorado this week and has left it to me, his trusty apprentice, to present this week's offering of Saturday Ramblings. … [Continue reading...]

A Disputed “Justification” Text

By Chaplain Mike Since we've been talking about N.T. Wright lately, and examining some Scriptures together, I thought it might be timely to look at one text that became a point of controversy in the debate about justification … [Continue reading...]

Appearances of the Risen Christ, 12

By Chaplain Mike We are marking the Great Fifty Days of Easter with a series of devotional thoughts on the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus. Today we look at the final narrative in Luke's story of Jesus' resurrection … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: A Growing and Awkward Silence—Things I can’t talk about with my Pentecostal and Charismatic friends

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Note from Chaplain Mike... The lively comment thread on our recent post about the 50th birthday of the Charismatic Movement led me to think I should let iMonk weigh in on the … [Continue reading...]

The Beatitudes: Virtues or Proclamations?

By Chaplain Mike I am working through N.T. Wright's exhilarating book on Christian growth and character, After You Believe. I hope to post a full review soon. First, I'd like to interact with one small aspect of something he … [Continue reading...]

Are We There Yet?

By Damaris Zehner Last Sunday, the Bible readings included John 13:33-35 and Revelation 21:3-4. An odd conjunction struck me. In the Gospel of John, Jesus says, “I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for … [Continue reading...]

Reflecting on 50 Years of Charismatic Faith

By Chaplain Mike I'd like to have us discuss an interesting article in Christianity Today by David Neff. It is called, "Ardor and Order," and it's a reflection upon the impact of the charismatic movement on the mainline and … [Continue reading...]