July 24, 2016

The Theology Program: New Classes Start Tuesday

Regular IM readers know that I've promoted Michael Patton's ministry at The Theology Program. It's the finest seminary level educational opportunity I know of and easily accessible in several differing formats. Online classes … [Continue reading...]

Some Mistakes to Avoid With Young Adult Children

1. Assuming they don't want to hear that they are loved. (Dads....are you listening?) No one is as mature and "beyond" the need for affection as they appear to be. There are some hard cases, but most of us are never too old to … [Continue reading...]

Refelctions on Being the Parent of Adult Children

When you are a 52 year old dad, and you have a 20 year old, college student son, it's not all that unusual if you don't have many one-on-one, personal conversations. But my son and I had a good one today, and it left me with an … [Continue reading...]

The Question is God; the Answer is Jesus

Anything that one imagines of God apart from Christ is only useless thinking and vain idolatry.  - Martin Luther * * * It's been a very interesting day. I can't tell you much about it, but I can tell you something. When a … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic At The iMonk Cafe: A Question About Apologists

Tonight's "Open Mic" question is a simple one. If you don't get it, I'm not going to help you. Catholics, I thought about this just being about your team, but that wouldn't be fair. OK. Here it is. Tonight's iMonk Cafe Open … [Continue reading...]

“It Was There, So I Ate It”

Philippians 3:17 Dear brothers and sisters, pattern your lives after mine, and learn from those who follow our example. 18 For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose … [Continue reading...]

Salvation: Is It So What? or Whatever?

Comments are closed on this post. Galatians 3:10 For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, "Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them." 11 … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: The Magnificent Young Men and Their Pastoring Machines (Revisited)

Our wayback machine today takes us to the first year of Internet Monk.com, where you'll find a lengthy essay called "Those Magnificent Young Men and Their Pastoring Machines." (Excuse the spelling errors. No proofreading in the … [Continue reading...]

The Internet Monk Resolutions for 2009

Reading all these spiritual resolutions all day has made me feel so ashamed of myself. I need to set better goals. So I may be a little late, but here they are: The Internet Monk's 2009 Resolutions. (In your face, Jonathan … [Continue reading...]

Denise Day Spencer: It’s OK to Pretend + Chaplain Mike’s Journey

My wife, Denise, is a great writer. Her blog isn't updated as often as this one, but when it is, it's worth it. If you are a lover of animals, then get a kleenex and read her latest narrative. If you folks will encourage … [Continue reading...]