August 28, 2015

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...]

Jesus Shaped Spirituality: What does Jesus Shaped Integrity Look Like?

I was sitting in a middle school classroom today and noticed a poster on the wall. It said, in a highly decorative way, "Integrity: Hold On To Your Beliefs!" Public and private schools are full of this sort of thing these days. … [Continue reading...]

A Special Offer to IM Readers and Friends from Jason Boyett

Jason Boyett is an outstanding author of helpful, practical, humorous books, several of which have been published by Relevant books. He's a regular writer at Relevant Magazine, a guest blogger at the BHT and a friend of this web … [Continue reading...]

Sabbatical Journal 3: Some Goals

Sabbatical begins a week from tomorrow. Here are some of my goals. (Goals will vary from week to week depending on where I am. Some weeks- like my week at Wheaton- most of my time is scheduled.) 1. Prayer from Celebrating … [Continue reading...]

Two Questions on Jesus and Scripture

Two questions that are crucial to anyone studying and teaching scripture in a Jesus-shaped, Jesus centered way: What would I have thought if I were there when Jesus taught, did miracles, engaged in conversations, meals, … [Continue reading...]

Sabbatical Journal: What’s to do in Louisville?

Sabbatical begins in 9 days. I'll be spending May 19-23 in Louisville (and some more time later in the summer.) I know most of Louisville pretty well, but I'm always looking for something new and different to do. Do you know … [Continue reading...]

The iMonk on Steve Brown, Etc: MP3 Now Available

Here's my latest interview on Steve Brown, Etc. I really enjoyed doing the program. Thanks to Steve and Eric for the opportunity to talk about a very difficult issue. You can subscribe to SBE (and several other Steve Brown … [Continue reading...]