July 29, 2016

Riffs: 03:05:09: Richard Foster on Solitude; Me on Silence

Next Reformation posted this bit of a 2008 CT interview with Richard Foster. (I mainly mention Foster to light up the radar of the discernabloggers. Boo!) What is the discipline that you think we need to be exploring more at this … [Continue reading...]

Riffs:03:05:09: Baptists- The New Methodists? (According to Dr. Chuck Kelley)

Dr. Chuck Kelley at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary spoke this week on the problems with Southern Baptist Evangelism and our churches in general. It's a heartfelt, quite moving and well-thought out talk; a mixture of our … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: You Tell Me…Why Does Red Envelope Day Bother Me?

Matt Stokes responds like a reasonable person. Good blogger, Matt. Good. It's all over Facebook. All over email forwards. All over Christian discussion sites and blogs. All over evangelicalism and elsewhere. It's Red … [Continue reading...]

Liturgical Gangstas 7: Can the Church Require Fasting and Other Spiritual Disciplines?

Welcome to IM's popular new feature, "The Liturgical Gangstas," a panel discussion among different liturgical traditions represented in the Internet Monk audience. Who are the Gangstas? Father Ernesto Obregon is an Eastern … [Continue reading...]

Big Words, Barbeque and the Bus to the Church That’s Got It Right: Protestant Ruminations on Church Salesmanship

Occasionally, I get complaints for using big words on this web site. I'm not very impressed with that complaint, because I'm aware of the existence of dictionaries and I believe that most education consists of learning the meaning … [Continue reading...]

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...]