January 22, 2018

The Appearances of the Risen Christ, 1

By Chaplain Mike As I said in a recent post, Easter is a season in the Christian year, not simply one day. Easter is the Great Fifty Days! As one way of marking this season of celebration, we will run a series of devotional … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: To Be or Not To Be, or Why I’m Not A Young Earth Creationist

Written by Michael Spencer MOD NOTE: Comments are closed. This is most (not all) of an IM essay written during the early years of this web site (2001 I think.) My children were up to their ears in Ham/Hovind videos and I … [Continue reading...]

Update on the Creation Wars

By Chaplain Mike MOD NOTE: Comments are closed. I've been too busy with truly important matters, like work and family and sharing in the grief of friends, to get back to this subject for awhile, but folks, we've got to … [Continue reading...]

A Perfect Life Or A Perfect God?

Years ago, I remember hearing Derek Prince during a radio broadcast tell of a moment in his ministry when God revealed to him that his ideas of perfection were something other than divine. Prince, a somewhat decorous Englishman, … [Continue reading...]

Our Dangerous God

Two and a half years years ago a friend of mine stepped forward in our Sunday morning service to share a message he had wrestled with for weeks. It was not a message he was excited to share, but knew that God was compelling him to … [Continue reading...]

Found: A Gospel-Centered Church

We frequently take shots here at the home of the iMonk at churches who have abandoned the Gospel for a message of self-help, or of prosperity, or of how to never again have a bad hair day. And we will continue to do so. Why? It is … [Continue reading...]

Mere Churchianity Update

I just got some very exciting news: The release date for Michael Spencer's Mere Churchianity has been moved up from September 15 to June 15. Waterbrook, a division of Random House, has seen the presales--many of which I am sure … [Continue reading...]

The Family, Part Three

A trilogy of poems by Chaplain Mike. III. The Elder Duty, that's the word-- Nothing less. Best effort at all times, no matter what. Keep at it, never give up. First to the task And last to lay it down. Don't let … [Continue reading...]

The Family, Part Two

A trilogy of poems by Chaplain Mike. II. The Father A hundred years have passed, or so it seems, Since news was brought to me--oh father's joy! A son, our first, the image of his kin. How strong he rose! How righteous, … [Continue reading...]

The Family, Part One

A trilogy of poems by Chaplain Mike. I. The Younger Here I am, father, at the eleventh hour once more, Reaper's scythe poised to harvest fruit of seeds I've sown. Shamefaced, knowing full well the paucity of yield, I … [Continue reading...]