October 23, 2016

New Toys, Same Problem: Evangelicals, Evangelism and the New “Altar Call”

Becoming a disciple of Jesus just got a lot easier, thanks to your cell phone. I'm on the record about the public invitation or "altar call," as revivalists like to call here. (Here, here, and here.) I don't like it. Why? … [Continue reading...]

W.A. Criswell on “The Bible Kind of Salvation”

If you're a Southern Baptist determined to fight against those pesky Calvinists and anyone who believes in the sovereignty of God in salvation.....If you want to return the SBC to the good 'ol days of preachers like … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 03:07:09: David Head (and Paul) on the Gospel

It seems to me that evangelicals need to say one thing, do one thing and be one thing. But what? In lieu of an answer like, "the Gospel," another option is to try to say many things, do many things and be many things, all from … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #129

This week: Simple Evangelicalism? (Comparing today's evangelicals to our ancient ancestors) and Are You Looking for What We've Lost? (I think you'll enjoy both these podcast talks.) Brant Hansen The Blue Snowball The Belkin … [Continue reading...]

New Music and More at New Reformation Press

New Reformation Press has been a great sponsor for InternetMonk.com, and many of you have stopped in to buy teaching, books and the best t-shirts on the web. Now New Reformation Press has some new products that I want to make … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 03:05:09: Richard Foster on Solitude; Me on Silence

Next Reformation posted this bit of a 2008 CT interview with Richard Foster. (I mainly mention Foster to light up the radar of the discernabloggers. Boo!) What is the discipline that you think we need to be exploring more at this … [Continue reading...]

Riffs:03:05:09: Baptists- The New Methodists? (According to Dr. Chuck Kelley)

Dr. Chuck Kelley at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary spoke this week on the problems with Southern Baptist Evangelism and our churches in general. It's a heartfelt, quite moving and well-thought out talk; a mixture of our … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: You Tell Me…Why Does Red Envelope Day Bother Me?

Matt Stokes responds like a reasonable person. Good blogger, Matt. Good. It's all over Facebook. All over email forwards. All over Christian discussion sites and blogs. All over evangelicalism and elsewhere. It's Red … [Continue reading...]

Liturgical Gangstas 7: Can the Church Require Fasting and Other Spiritual Disciplines?

Welcome to IM's popular new feature, "The Liturgical Gangstas," a panel discussion among different liturgical traditions represented in the Internet Monk audience. Who are the Gangstas? Father Ernesto Obregon is an Eastern … [Continue reading...]

Big Words, Barbeque and the Bus to the Church That’s Got It Right: Protestant Ruminations on Church Salesmanship

Occasionally, I get complaints for using big words on this web site. I'm not very impressed with that complaint, because I'm aware of the existence of dictionaries and I believe that most education consists of learning the meaning … [Continue reading...]