December 6, 2016

Open Mic At The iMonk Cafe: Soli Deo Gloria?

It appears to me that the most misunderstood of the solas is "sola deo Gloria." I'm especially interested in the Catholic take that God "shares" his glory with the saints. Do reformation Christians really believe that "glory" … [Continue reading...]

Jesus: The Glory of the Christian Journey

I can't speak for anyone else, just for me. When I became a Christian in 1974, I was immediately taught to define myself three ways. First, did I believe that I was a sinner and that Jesus died for my sins so I could go to … [Continue reading...]

My Highest Recommendation: Love Is An Orientation by Andrew Marin

Here's a previous IM essay on this topic: "What Do Gays and Lesbians Hear? (When They Are With Evangelicals.)" UPDATE: I appreciate Andrew's kind words in the comments. I have to confess that I'm a little disappointed that the … [Continue reading...]

In The End, God Knows Us (A Meditation for Friends)

But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God...(Galatians 4:9a, English Standard Version) I've been teaching Galatians for over a year, and I happened to cross this verse this week, a week marked by the … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #138

This week: Encouragement for my 21 year old son on his birthday. The Theology Program is enrolling NOW for new classes next week. Check out the best theological education available at the most affordable price. My great … [Continue reading...]

Evangelical Untouchables 4: How Important is Church Membership?

The Evangelical Untouchables are seven diverse evangelicals who will give us a window into what's happening in evangelicalism today. Who are the Evangelical Untouchables? Michael Patton is the director of Reclaiming the Mind … [Continue reading...]

You Need To Get Rid of Some Of Your Theology

I've been in this mood before. Remember the famous/infamous "I Hate Theology?" Some of you won’t like what I’m about to say, but trust me, I’m not shooting at you. I’m not shooting at anyone. I’m trying to be … [Continue reading...]

Butter and Cream: Denise’s Tribute To Our Departed Friend and Mentor, Betty Hasty

This morning our school community lost one of its most loved and influential members, Mrs. Betty Hasty. For 21 years she's been my personal accountability group. No one on the planet has more to do with my passion for the Gospel … [Continue reading...]

My Latest Attempt To Become a Complementarian

If you don't know what a complementarian is, please do that bit of research first. Thanks. I've harped on this subject a bit before while wondering where is the secret book. I’ve not been one to be convinced by a great … [Continue reading...]

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...]