May 2, 2016

The IM Weekend File: 11:08:08

Weekend file time! No politics allowed! I'm fascinated by the tendency of a lot of evangelicals to pass the pulpit down father to son. Biblically, it's nonsensical, but practically it can be the difference between staying … [Continue reading...]

Review: Economic Parables by David Cowan

David Cowan is a Lutheran pastor with a background in journalism and the world of banking and finance. In Economic Parables he brings these life experiences together to write a series of Bible studies built off of the monetary … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 11:07:08: Patrol Magazine’s Commentary on The Family Research Council’s Scare Tactics

It seems that politics and the culture war have dominated posting here at IM recently, which is understandable given recent events. I was ready to go back to talking about something more related to the broader interests of this … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #117

Chastened evangelicals need to have a little talk; Rerunning my post-election chapel talk content. One CORRECTION: The Treasury of Daily Prayer uses the ESV. My mistake. Our sponsor is New Reformation Press. Great t-shirts, … [Continue reading...]

The Believability Meter?

This is extracted from the famous 60 minutes interview with Joel Osteen, where the reporter asked the questions most evangelicals ignore. Here's the entire interview, parts 1 and 2. … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: The Tactics of Failure: Why the Culture War Makes Sense to Spiritually Empty Evangelicals

From 2006, this is my diagnosis of why evangelicals are increasingly drawn to the culture war. It's not, contrary to what the rhetoric wants us to believe, because we have a Jesus shaped mission to the world, caring passionately … [Continue reading...]

Congratulations and Prayers for Our President-Elect, Barack Obama

HT to 22 Words. A wonderfully symbolic illustration. I Timothy 2:1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and … [Continue reading...]

Bob is Angry on Election Day

UPDATE: How did Jesus Fight The Culture War? UPDATE II: Why angry Bob is angry? Today being election day, and many of my evangelical friends being in somewhat of a foul mood, for reasons that, as of 12:28 p.m., are suspected … [Continue reading...]

Thoughts on “Hell House:” An Evangelicalism Eager To Leave

I just completed watching the documentary Hell House with a group of my advanced Bible students. It's giving us an opportunity to ask and discuss important issues about our own experiences of Christian evangelism. Several students … [Continue reading...]

Riffs 11:03:08: Justin Taylor Models Critical Engagement With John Piper

Over the last two years, I've raised the issue of the need for positive, level-headed, analytical and appreciative critical engagement with the theology of John Piper. I believe such a need is pressing, particularly as more and … [Continue reading...]