May 26, 2017

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #163

This week: Review of Collision. Culture War Story. Lessons Moving from Church to Real World. Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. Reformation theology for everyone. Rockbridge Seminary. Family, ministry and online … [Continue reading...]

Sin and Sickness

There was a pear tree close to our own vineyard, heavily laden with fruit, which was not tempting either for its color or for its flavor. Late one night -- having prolonged our games in the streets until then, as our bad habit was … [Continue reading...]

Guess What Grandpa Bought From Wal-Mart?

UPDATE: Support the monks of St. Meinrad, who make a great wooden casket/urn at a reasonable price. Will look much better under the tree :-) Stand by America, Wal-Mart is selling caskets. And urns. I'm not joking. Any of you … [Continue reading...]

Why Electing Palin or Huckabee Makes More Sense To You Than Reforming Your Church

Imagine, for a moment, that I came to your typically conservative evangelical church and asked to visit with your young people, high school through young married couples. I want to ask them some questions. -What do you think of … [Continue reading...]

The Evangelical Liturgy 20: Silence

Silence has been banished from most contemporary worship as if it were an outright evil, yet what modern worship consumer is not likely to come back from a monastic retreat saying "I loved the silence?" The Protestant liturgy … [Continue reading...]

When Bad People Need A Crutch

I'll never pass as an apologist for Douglas Wilson's (or Mark Driscoll's) views on gender. I was turned off to his rhetoric long ago. At the same time, I'm the kind of person who can not like his views on gender and very much like … [Continue reading...]

Today’s Three Push-Button Words

Despite what you may have read in the kinder, gentler corners of the blogosphere recently, you would all be surprised how un-contentious I am most of the time. In my real life, I regularly run from situations where I'm being … [Continue reading...]

The Evangelical Liturgy 19: The Pastoral Prayer

In his excellent book, Mother Kirk, Douglas Wilson makes a marvelous defense of the ministry of the written pastoral prayer. The average reader will say "What is he talking about?" And that is the problem: an important area of … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: Baptist Holy Days of Obligation

My wife's journey to Catholicism has inspired some fun around here. Here's a post from August 2008 that generated a hundred comments at the time. Surely worth another go around. My wife sent me an email this morning.I keep … [Continue reading...]

Preaching For Grown-Ups: Mark 10:46-52

I want to thank everyone for your input. I felt a bit overwhelmed. This text needed a small series. I tried to make some judgments about what my little congregation needed. Visitors today. Very well received. Many of you were my … [Continue reading...]