August 19, 2017

Thoughts From The Empty Road (For Greg)

Greg is a former student and good friend. I learned today that he has left the faith. The last time I saw Greg (Not his real name), he looked like he was walking away from it all. I had a premonition at the time that Greg … [Continue reading...]

Dr. Denis Alexander: Evolution and the Church

Bill Kinnon shot this talk by Dr. Denis Alexander on "Evolution and the Church." Dr. Alexander is with the Faraday Institute on Science and Religion. This is NOT a creation/evolution talk, but on how Christians might understand … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: To Be or Not To Be or Why I’m Not A Young Earth Creationist

This is most (not all) of an IM essay written during the early years of this web site (2001 I think.) My children were up to their ears in Ham/Hovind videos and I was feeling very alone in my own reading of Genesis. Things are … [Continue reading...]

The Evangelical Liturgy 14: The Sermon

About 98% of the Christian blogosphere is written by preachers about preaching, so I have to wonder how much I need to say on this point. In the past, I've done a brief series on "What's Wrong With The Sermon?" Much of that would … [Continue reading...]

Niki Made Her Choice and, Apparently, So Did We

FIRST: Read "Evangelicals and Science" at Tim Stafford's blog. Niki is fictionalized, but not much. I am hoping this post will make one point: the Gospel combined with anything- a view of science, political opinions, convictions … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #159

This week: Vacation stuff. Raising the level of Christian Education. The Evangelical task in spiritual formation. Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. Reformation theology for everyone. Rockbridge Seminary. Family, … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: That Not Exactly Married Couple….

Here's today's HYPOTHETICAL topic. A very common situation. A couple asks to join your church. Well.....a non-married, living together 5 years, parenting 2 of her kids couple asks to join your church. They aren't married … [Continue reading...]

The Evangelical Liturgy 13: The Offering

All the posts in this series can be accessed under the category "Evangelical Liturgy" on the sidebar. If you don't know what I am up to, read the introduction. Go up in the hollers of southeastern Kentucky, find a backwoods … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 10:01:09: Special Needs Members OR How I Was Right and Wrong About Baptizing An Autistic Boy

PLEASE keep this discussion on topic. No Baptist bashing. First, read Matt Schmucker's short piece regarding his advice on "special needs" church members. (Note to commenters: be respectful of Matt, please. If you disagree, do … [Continue reading...]

Thoughts on 10 a.m. Eucharist: Church of the Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island, SC

I discovered last night that the large church I'd passed several times this week here on Sullivan's Island was an Episcopal church with a 10 a.m. Wednesday Eucharist service. After checking the church's web site, I noticed that … [Continue reading...]