October 27, 2016

Prosperity Gospel: Yes or No?

Prosperity Gospel: Yes or No? You decide. Here is a collection of statements, products, ministries, etc. Some of them are the Prosperity "Gospel" while some are not. What do you think? … [Continue reading...]

Liturgical Gangstas 11: Be Perfect? What?

UPDATE: Alan Creech has added his answer. Welcome to IM's popular feature, "The Liturgical Gangstas," a panel discussion among different liturgical traditions represented in the Internet Monk audience. Who are the … [Continue reading...]

“That Pitch Seems A Bit Up In The Strike Zone”

What pitch? This one, from the NAE President Leith Anderson article I'm not responding to.Everything depends on definitions. My short definition of an evangelical is someone who takes the Bible seriously and believes in Jesus … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 04:26:09: Is My Evangelicalism Collapsing?

Several of you sent me links to a quote from National Association of Evangelicals President Leith Anderson saying that yours truly was 1) somehow like Hugo Chavez (??) and 2) was in the midst of my own personal evangelical … [Continue reading...]

We Interrupt This Religion To Recognize….All The Ugl….Unattra…..Uh, “Ordinary” Christians

I don't really care for Susan Boyle's voice. But I'm very interested in her looks. I've always had a thing about ugly rock stars. Tom Petty. Bob Dylan. That guy in The Cars. The drummer in Cheap Trick. Willie Nelson. Ugly men. … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Podcast #137

This week: Garbage and Baggage We Put With The Gospel. (This is a redo of 136) My great sponsors: New Reformation Press. New products available: New music and DVDs. Emmaus Retreat Center. A great place for your next group or … [Continue reading...]

Where Is Church Discipline When You Need It? (Part 4): Does Church Discipline Always Look Like Church Discipline?

My posts so far have carried an agenda. I would like readers to consider what church discipline looks like when it is the church's compassionate ministry to those who are suffering, rather than primarily a punitive action toward … [Continue reading...]

The Love Of Jesus Is Enough: A Meditation on Morality

NOTE: I have chosen not to post a larger number of comments than usual. If you want to know why comments aren't posted consult the IM F.A.Q. where this is addressed in one of the questions. I could have posted some perfect … [Continue reading...]

Better Than (____________) Already

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Where Is Church Discipline When You Need It? Part 3: Who Needs It?

It's interesting to read the comments of the previous two posts and see how many people immediately see church discipline as.... -about public sins, usually sexual -hopelessly prone to be a tool of abusive leadership -unable … [Continue reading...]