October 20, 2016

Recommendation and Review: Lord, Save Us From Your Followers

As documentaries go, I'm sure that Dan Merchant's Lord, Save Us From Your Followers (LSU) could be critiqued in more than a couple of areas, but as tool to break up the logjam that is bad evangelical thinking on the culture war, … [Continue reading...]

The Liturgical Gangstas 4: What About Children’s and Youth Ministries?

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...]

A Shocking Confession

I'm sorry to have to share this kind of personal information at my blog, but I just can't help myself. Something terrible has happened. Denise, I'm sorry you have to read this, but I have to tell the truth. I can't keep it … [Continue reading...]

Who Needs Galatians 3?

Galatians 3:15 To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified. 16 Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 01:10:09: “They Are Sinning Through Questioning” + The Pope Needs A Business Meeting

It seems so familiar.....a young pastor winds up with an incredibly successful megachurch. We hear all the good stories. Then the media picks up the scent of some of the stories most of us didn't hear. True? False? Don't make too … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #123

Non-Catholic experts on Catholicism. Sacred Space. NOTE: Yes, I kept saying it was episode 124. It's 123 Our sponsors are: Rhodes: The band with our great intro music. New Reformation Press. Order your copy of the … [Continue reading...]

Damning With Faint Protestant Praise and a Question for My Catholic Friends

Hello Catholic friends. I've got a good one for you. The passing of Fr. Richard John Neuhaus has been noted on many Protestant blogs, and, unfortunately, some of the commentary has been a far cry from the classy tribute of Paul … [Continue reading...]

Three Obstacles to Good Preaching

Before I talk about preaching, a bit of context for new readers. 1) In the course of my job, I hear, at minimum, 6 sermons a week. (Monday - Thursday, then two on Sunday.) 2) At least two of them, sometimes 3, are preached by … [Continue reading...]

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...]