August 1, 2015

Sabbatical Journal + Book Recommendation for my Offended Readers

I'm completing my first week of sabbatical here in lovely Louisville, Kentucky. I want to thank all of you who made suggestions of things to do. I've visited many places that you recommended. I've stayed at the Legacy Center on … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: The Humility Zone + Alex Arnold on Theological Skepticism

I've always liked this essay, and I don't want to lose track of it. The Humility Zone is rarer and rarer among Christians these days. Defending the authority of scripture has come to mean asserting the impossibility of our own … [Continue reading...]

Enough Courage to Go Around

UPDATE: Here's a suggestion by Ray Ortland that fits with this post. If the truth about Christianity turned out to be very different from what we'd been taught as young Christians by people we look up to as mentors and … [Continue reading...]

Sabbatical Journal: Departure

In fifteen minutes, I'll be on the road to sabbatical week 1 on the campus of Southern seminary. Look for occasional reports here. Look for some of the fruit of my time away at the temporary home of Jesus Shaped … [Continue reading...]

William Paul Young (author of “The Shack”) on Steve Brown, Etc.

UPDATE: Here's an example of what Young is writing at his own blog these days. I cannot tell you how important it is for you to go listen to this interview. If you've read The Shack and wondered how the story expresses the … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #96

What's happening to the IM website? Dragged down front and made to dance. Jake So You Don't Want To Go To Church? The God Journey. An absolute must for IM readers. Go to "Recent Episodes" and listen to "Who Is This … [Continue reading...]

Dear Internet Monk Readers…

UPDATE: Thanks for all the kind comments. I promise to use whatever gifts I have in this medium to continue encouraging all of you on the same journey, even if not the same way. Dear Internet Monk Readers, Over the next few … [Continue reading...]

The God of Job’s Complaints

Job 10:1 “I loathe my life; I will give free utterance to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. 2 I will say to God, Do not condemn me; let me know why you contend against me. 3 Does it seem good … [Continue reading...]

Open Thread Question: Church and Kingdom- What’s the Relationship?

UPDATE: Winner so far: Thinkling Jared. Esp for saying whom he copied from. I think we need to open a window at this little stop on the web. It's been a bit stuffy in here lately. Here's a question that's right at the heart … [Continue reading...]

Can A Christian Sing The Blues?

***sigh*** When someone says I've written something I shouldn't have written, you can be almost certain that I've written something using the language of lament. L-A-M-E-N-T. All of you that just said "huh?" please step into … [Continue reading...]