May 30, 2016

Riffs: 01:18:09: Are Southern Baptists Getting It? Maybe.

An IM reader sent along this piece from the Nashville Tennessean newspaper on the current decline of the Southern Baptist Convention. There's some rare honesty in this piece, and I hope SBC leaders are listening. For example, … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #124

UPDATE: A generous friend has stepped in to resolve the computer issue. Such wonderful people in the IM audience. Thank you! This week: Evangelical Christians and Obama Christians. Our sponsors are: Rhodes: The band with our … [Continue reading...]

Is This the “Better World” You Were Talking About?

Comments are moderated. I grew up as television was growing up. I was born in 1956 and lived through the "Golden Age" of network television. Television was part of my childhood and teenage years, but I had no reference … [Continue reading...]

An IM Must Read: The New Evangelical Scandal by Matthew Anderson

Readers of Internet Monk.com are aware that my perspective on the future of evangelicalism is often controversial. The keepers of the flames of blogosphere orthodoxy often ridicule my choice of "post-evangelical" as an identifier, … [Continue reading...]

Am I the Unbeliever?

A good and dear friend recently updated me on developments in her recent spiritual journey. Let's stop here. If you're reading this, here's a question for you: What do you expect to hear now? Thought about it? Good. Let's go … [Continue reading...]

Christians: What are you saying about the President?

When Mr. Obama was elected, I told some of my friends, "This is going to be difficult for some people." And, unfortunately, not only was I right, I was right on the money as to who would have the most difficult time seeing a … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: Lord, Save Us From Your Followers

As documentaries go, I'm sure that Dan Merchant's Lord, Save Us From Your Followers (LSU) could be critiqued in more than a couple of areas, but as tool to break up the logjam that is bad evangelical thinking on the culture war, … [Continue reading...]

The Liturgical Gangstas 4: What About Children’s and Youth Ministries?

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...]

A Shocking Confession

I'm sorry to have to share this kind of personal information at my blog, but I just can't help myself. Something terrible has happened. Denise, I'm sorry you have to read this, but I have to tell the truth. I can't keep it … [Continue reading...]

Who Needs Galatians 3?

Galatians 3:15 To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified. 16 Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to … [Continue reading...]