September 28, 2016

What Did Jesus’ Version of Community Look Like?

Commenter: Please explain what you mean by:”community as Jesus exemplified it”. Thanks It is the community that Jesus created and demonstrated during his earthly ministry. I would describe it as: Cross cultural: Jesus … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 05:13:09: Scot Mcknight on the Individualized “gospel”

From Scot Mcknight's Kingdom Gospel series at Jesus Creed. I did a bit of creative editing.I wonder what John would think of the gospel I sketched at the beginning of this chapter: God loves you and has a wonderful plan for … [Continue reading...]

Guest Blogger: Introducing Steve Scott

I'm sure that many of you have noticed that I have been publishing essays by Michael Bell. I'm now going to introduce a second "occasional" contributor: Steve Scott. I've been impressed with Steve's blogging at "From the Pew" … [Continue reading...]

Marriage Proverbs for Clay and Taylor

I've been studying Proverbs with my Advanced Bible class. I thought I'd write a few for my newlywed son and his wife, and invite the IM audience to add their own. (Keep them short.) “Husbands love your wives as Christ loves … [Continue reading...]

Searching For A Community of Strugglers

Oh, my dear children! I feel as if I’m going through labor pains for you again, and they will continue until Christ is fully developed in your lives. (Paul the Apostle, Letter to the Galatians, 4:19, NLT) This line from Paul … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 05:11:09: Comrade on Cross, McKnight on the Kingdom Gospel, 9Marks on Rebaptisms in the SBC

UPDATE: Bryan Cross responds to Comrade here. Thanks Bryan. Three great posts today. I’m too drained to riff much on either one, but both are very much worth your time and discussion. First, Fearsome Comrade at The … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic At The IM Cafe: Horrible, Terrible Children in Church

A friend and I were swapping stories about the amazing, crazy, hilarious, rude, embarrassing, you-can't-make-this-stuff-up bad behavior of some children in church. Also, we tossed in a few stories about the adults who bring them … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #139

This week: Is Discipleship a Program or a Process? Real Man Rhetoric Gets Real Annoying. Riding too far on the Mother's Day bandwagon. Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. New products available: New music and DVDs. … [Continue reading...]

Does the Gospel Change The Way You Look At The People The Culture War Tells You To Fear and Dislike?

2 Cor. 5:14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; 15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: The Sin We Love To Hate

iMonk 101 posts are replays of previous Internet Monk posts. This piece comes from February of '07 and was written in response to comments by then NBA player Tim Hardaway about gays. I've never republished it. Hardaway … [Continue reading...]