August 20, 2017

With All Due Respect…

By Chaplain Mike Please listen carefully. Are you listening? On day one of this week's series on the New Calvinists (TNC), I gave an overview of the movement with lots of links so that you can go hear and experience … [Continue reading...]

A Jesus-Shaped Challenge

A passage from Michael Spencer’s Mere Churchianity: Finding Your Way Back to Jesus-Shaped Spirituality struck me as I was reading it recently.  I’m going to offer it to all you faithful denizens of the Internet Monastery to … [Continue reading...]

My Five Favorite Non-Fiction Titles

You can put down your Sunday Times Book Review section now. I have your reading list for the next several months right here. Like my list of my five favorite fiction titles, I am going to start off with some honorable mentions. … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Ray Ortlund—Reduced to Jesus Only

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Originally posted July 15, 2008 MOD Note: Back in 2008, Michael found this good word about what it means to be "Truly Reformed," from one who is. Follow the link to read the entire … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Riffs (02:18:09)–Scot McKnight on the “Neo-Reformed”

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Originally posted February 18, 2009 'Twas not so long ago, on a Calvinistic web site you've all visited, that one could hear a serious call to present one's reformed credentials if one … [Continue reading...]

What’s New about the New Calvinism?

By Chaplain Mike Reading the title of Collin Hansen's book, Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist's Journey with the New Calvinists, one might surmise it would be a chronicle and evaluation of the movement from a journalist's … [Continue reading...]

The New Liturgical Gangstas (1)—On the Gospel

Today, we resume IM’s popular feature, “The Liturgical Gangstas,” a panel discussion involving representatives from different liturgical traditions who will be answering questions regarding theology and church practice. … [Continue reading...]

My Debt to Reformed Theology

By Chaplain Mike For the past twenty years, I have lived in America's heartland, in the region where the Second Great Awakening occurred. It's almost all revivalism all the time around here. Churches that predominate are … [Continue reading...]

The New Calvinism

The third week of our conversations about “Three Streams of Post-Evangelicalism” will focus on a movement that has received attention from the secular media as well as from within the church. It has been deemed the “New … [Continue reading...]

Table Talk: Grace, Humility, and Hospitality

By Chaplain Mike Today's Gospel: Luke 14:1, 7-14. In this Sunday's text, we find Jesus at a familiar place in the Gospel of Luke—at a table, talking to people who struggle to grasp grace and its implications. Humility … [Continue reading...]