May 22, 2015

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #90

Poets. Larry Norman. Coming full circle in the church. Chinese students baptized (iow, I was wrong.) Take This Bread. Larry Norman. Sara Miles. You all need to buy "The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church" and more … [Continue reading...]

Art, Industry and the Evangelical Resistance

Sometime in the past, I read an interview with Michael Card and he was asked a question about contemporary praise and worship music. Somewhere in his answer, there emerged the comparison of the current contemporary music scene to … [Continue reading...]

The iMonk Challenge

UPDATE: Here's a wmv file of a Fleming Rutledge sermon from the National Cathedral. (I had some problems with video, but audio was great.) Ever listened to a mainline (Episcopal) woman preach the Gospel? I dare you. And I'd … [Continue reading...]

Rare: Eugene Peterson Video Interview

Here's a rarity. Thanks to Subverting Mediocrity for this video of Eugene Peterson doing a public interview at a writer's event last year. … [Continue reading...]

Can You Study A Book Too Much?

I'm not a literature scholar, but I play one in the classroom several hours a week. That is, when I'm not teaching the Bible to kids from all over America and the world, I teach AP English. Mostly Shakespeare and poetry. The … [Continue reading...]

Humiliation, Humanity and the Fifth Commandment: Can We Tell The Truth About Those Whose Sin Affects Us?

Also of interest on this topic: "Does the Story Matter?" (From December of 04) Here's my original review of Schaeffer's book, and a later link to an interview with Schaeffer. "My father sexually abused me." "Both of my … [Continue reading...]

Peter Rollins on Orthodoxy, Doxology and The End of Religion

In the book Rising from the Ashes, Becky Garrison interviews emerging church leader Peter Rollins, author of How (Not) to Speak of God and the soon to be released The Fidelity of Betrayal: The Ir/Religious Heart of … [Continue reading...]

Review: Rising From The Ashes by Becky Garrison

Rising From The Ashes is an unusual look at the emerging church/alternative worship, church planting and church development scene, presented entirely as short articles, emails, interviews and even instant message conversations. … [Continue reading...]

Open Thread: What does it mean to “Let both grow together…?”

Matthew 13:27-30. And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: The End of Religion by Bruxy Cavey

A sample chapter is available here. Bruxy Cavey is the pastor of a Canadian emerging church called "The Meeting House" and author of The End of Religion, a book that gives a good look at the theology of the "mainstream" … [Continue reading...]