January 22, 2017

Marriage Proverbs for Clay and Taylor

I've been studying Proverbs with my Advanced Bible class. I thought I'd write a few for my newlywed son and his wife, and invite the IM audience to add their own. (Keep them short.) “Husbands love your wives as Christ loves … [Continue reading...]

Searching For A Community of Strugglers

Oh, my dear children! I feel as if I’m going through labor pains for you again, and they will continue until Christ is fully developed in your lives. (Paul the Apostle, Letter to the Galatians, 4:19, NLT) This line from Paul … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 05:11:09: Comrade on Cross, McKnight on the Kingdom Gospel, 9Marks on Rebaptisms in the SBC

UPDATE: Bryan Cross responds to Comrade here. Thanks Bryan. Three great posts today. I’m too drained to riff much on either one, but both are very much worth your time and discussion. First, Fearsome Comrade at The … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic At The IM Cafe: Horrible, Terrible Children in Church

A friend and I were swapping stories about the amazing, crazy, hilarious, rude, embarrassing, you-can't-make-this-stuff-up bad behavior of some children in church. Also, we tossed in a few stories about the adults who bring them … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #139

This week: Is Discipleship a Program or a Process? Real Man Rhetoric Gets Real Annoying. Riding too far on the Mother's Day bandwagon. Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. New products available: New music and DVDs. … [Continue reading...]

Does the Gospel Change The Way You Look At The People The Culture War Tells You To Fear and Dislike?

2 Cor. 5:14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; 15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: The Sin We Love To Hate

iMonk 101 posts are replays of previous Internet Monk posts. This piece comes from February of '07 and was written in response to comments by then NBA player Tim Hardaway about gays. I've never republished it. Hardaway … [Continue reading...]

Riffs x2: 05:06:09 Who Will Dominate the Culture? and What’s The Evangelism Problem?

NOTE: Sorry to have to turn moderation on folks, but this thread is too risky. UPDATE: Ed Stetzer sends this along: Todd Johnson of the World Christian Database provided the following response: "This video seems to be making … [Continue reading...]

Michael Bell: Looking at the Pew Forum’s “Changes in Religious Affiliation” Data

Internet Monk First Officer Michael Bell returns with a look at some of the recent Pew Forum data on changes in American religious affiliation.The line it is drawn The curse it is cast The slow one now Will later be fast As … [Continue reading...]

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...]