July 28, 2016

The iMonk on “The God Whisperers” Talking CEC

I recently did an interview with the guys at The God Whisperers, an awesome Lutheran theology podcast that you can hear on Pirate Christian Radio. We talked Coming Evangelical Collapse and lots of other things. I had a great … [Continue reading...]

Billy Gillispie and Your Pastor: What do they have in common? (Part 1 of 2)

The commonwealth of Kentucky where I reside is currently completely captivated by the drama surrounding the firing of University of Kentucky Men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie. Gillispie had only been at UK for two years. Both … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #132

This week: Is evangelism healthy? What are we defending in the Bible? Putting the leavers and quitters back on evangelical radar. SBC Voices Blog Madness: I need your vote next week. Valerie Tarico's book on … [Continue reading...]

The Liturgical Gangstas 9: Church Planting

UPDATE: Alan Creech has joined us. Welcome to IM's popular feature, "The Liturgical Gangstas," a panel discussion among different liturgical traditions represented in the Internet Monk audience. Who are the … [Continue reading...]

Looking For An Exit From The Journey With Jesus

John 6:60 Many of his disciples said, “This is very hard to understand. How can anyone accept it?” 61 Jesus was aware that his disciples were complaining, so he said to them, “Does this offend you? 62 Then what will you … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation: Singing the Faith

I enjoy doing recommendations and reviews most of the time. If the product I'm recommending is absolutely amazing, and I know the IM audience is going to enjoy it, then it's a real pleasure. It's an absolute, unqualified … [Continue reading...]

What’s Growing In The Shadow of Anger?

Sometimes someone else's sins become the light of seeing our own. Several years ago I was working with a particularly difficult young church staff member. His pattern was to do everything his way, and when negative consequences … [Continue reading...]

A Great Commission Resurgence: Is It A Possible SBC Future? (Part 2 of Thoughts On My Denomination Today)

The previous post was "Avoiding Death By Nostalgia." I have a job, a home and a paycheck every month because the Southern Baptist Convention (actually the Kentucky Baptist Convention) believes in cooperative evangelism. I … [Continue reading...]

Avoiding Death by Nostalgia: My Denomination (The SBC) Today

The following post is completely and only my personal opinion. It is the first of two posts about my denomination. The second will examine the idea of A Great Commission Resurgence: Is It A Possible SBC Future? Nostalgia- a … [Continue reading...]

Preference, Problem or Person?

I told my son-in-law (who teaches/preaches with me at the ministry where we serve) that I believe we are dealing with more atheistic students this year than ever before. What's encouraging to me is that I am hearing from them, and … [Continue reading...]