May 22, 2015

Review: 10 Things I Hate About Christianity by Jason Berggren (and Some Thoughts On Post-Evangelical Voices in Christian Publishing)

A lot of people write me every year and they say "Why don't you write a book?" Honestly, no one would like to be a published author more than me. I am eaten up with envy toward friends like Jared Wilson, Trevin Wax and Travis … [Continue reading...]

What Have I Learned From Living In Community? (Part 1)

When you've lived in an intentional Christian community for almost 17 years, you're a pretty sorry excuse for a person if you haven't thought about how your life has affected that community or how that experience has shaped you as … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #128

This week: Why is it so easy to walk away from the Gospel? (Some thoughts about Galatians) Steve Brown, ETC Guest Room Blog. My piece shows up Monday March 2, I think. Exit music from Randy Stonehill. The new CD, Paradise … [Continue reading...]

Twenty Kinds of People Who Lurk, Read and Comment at IM

We have a lot of good people here at IM, and I count many of you as dear and wonderful friends. But I got to making this darned list....Who actually hangs out here, reads this blog every day and comments on the posts? 1. People … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: Plan 9 From Lower Space

iMonk 101 features posts from the iMonk's vast archive of provocative material. A blast from the past; August 2005 to be exact. "Plan 9 From Lower Space" was an excursion into one of my favorite literary forms: The Screwtape … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: Vintage Jesus DVD Curriculum

A few months ago, friends of this web site contributed over $600 worth of curriculum resources so my students could study Jesus along with Mark Driscoll. I've been using the resources with three of my high school Bible survey … [Continue reading...]

Russell Moore: On Sacraments and Sawdusts: Toward the Future of Evangelical-Catholic Public Engagement

I'm really enjoying the speaking and ministry of Russell Moore, dean of theology at my alma mater, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Here's a recent talk that may be of interest to IM readers: "Of Sacraments and … [Continue reading...]

Recommendations and Reviews: From Eternity to Here by Frank Viola; Jesus On Death Row by Mark Osler

From Eternity to Here, by Frank Viola Let's be honest. Guys like me- ordained in the traditional church, collecting a paycheck from the traditional church, investing a significant portion of our life in the traditional … [Continue reading...]

A New Covenant Lent II: A Closer Look At Fasting in Scripture

Fr. Ernesto pointed out that I had used the word "proscribe" wrongly throughout the original post. I appreciate that correction, and edited several sentences that might ease the stress of a few readers who may have taken my wrong … [Continue reading...]

John Dagg: On Love For and Appreciation of Other Christians

I'm stealing this from Tim Brister, but it's such a great quote for this web site, that I had to have it in the archive. John L. Dagg was one of the first systematic theologians that Baptists produced. His Manual of Theology is … [Continue reading...]