May 26, 2017

Thoughts on Seeking The Kingdom of God

"Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need." (Matthew 6:33 NLT) 1. You won't get very far in following Jesus if you don't have some idea of what "the Kingdom of God" … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 06:18:09 Bill Kinnon’s Worship Lament/My Essay “Looney Tunes”

Bill Kinnon looks back on his contribution to being a worship leader and has a bit of lament. He notes what we're now hearing and not hearing. A post well-worth reading. Several years ago, I wrote a critique of some of the most … [Continue reading...]

A Blogosphere Reality Check

Just a quick note to all of you regular IM readers. I'm in the thick of writing a book. Approximately 20 chapters in this project, and I'm about 6 in at this point. Deadline is late October, but here's the kicker. My book has to … [Continue reading...]

Michael Spencer’s Summer Reading List

***The humor challenged should turn back now. You have been warned.*** The Internet Monk Research Department is glad to respond to the requests of all Michael's fans who want to know what he is possibly, … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 06:15:09: Dr. Peter Masters Rips The New Calvinism

Read: The Merger of Calvinism With Worldliness by Peter Masters. The current reformed and Calvinist revival loves Spurgeon, as well they should. It’s a regular feature of the most influential new-Calvinism web sites and … [Continue reading...]

Stupid Ministry Tricks: The Best of My Bone-Headed Ministry Mistakes

It came to me today that many of you have probably felt that this web site was remiss in offering practical encouragement to those who are laboring in the work of ministry. Here I am, 33+ years into this business, and I haven't … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #144

This week: Should we apologize? Evangelism by bigger families? Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. New products available: New music and DVDs. Emmaus Retreat Center. A great place for your next group or individual … [Continue reading...]

First Baptist Bar and Grill

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The Doctrine of Election in Three Sentences

Hey Michael, Love your podcasts...and your take on Christianity in general...so, in 3 sentences or less, what is your take on the Doctrine of Election? Can't wait to read what you have to say. bobby Scripture … [Continue reading...]

The Big Worship Goof

One of my major premises in the writing I'm doing these days is that evangelicals have become a movement actually destroying itself. At no point does that seem more obvious than in the recent evolution of worship within … [Continue reading...]