March 30, 2017

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #134

This week: This and that. Watchbloggers. Evangelical complaints about liturgy. Monday, April 13th will be my debut as a regular weekly feature on Pirate Christian Radio. Fr. Cantelemesa's sermon from Good Friday. Greg … [Continue reading...]

Thoughts On Jesus Camp

I have purposely avoided watching Jesus Camp until this week. One of my Advanced classes is using it to write a response paper to The Screwtape Letters, so over three days we watched it, with some debriefing every day. In this … [Continue reading...]

Litirgical Gangstas 10: The Value of Liturgy

Welcome to IM's popular 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 Note To Weed-Eaters

Some interesting discussion on "watchbloggers" on the blogosphere this week. The verdict is that we need them. I agree. A bit like weed-eaters. Our school has a student work program, and one of the most popular jobs is working … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: Where Was The Canon Hiding? And How Did You Find It?

IM friend Ragamuffin was recently in a debate with some sisters who claim that Roman Catholics are not Christians, don't worship Jesus, etc., and the subject of the canon came up. His conversation partner, "pilgrimsdaughter," … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: When I Am Weak: Why we must embrace our brokenness and never be good Christians

This is perhaps my favorite statement of the Gospel that I've ever written. The best sermons should preach to yourself. The Luther quote at the end still rocks me. I've been working on this to make it "book friendly," and I wanted … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 04:06:09: Nica Lalli: “No Religion? No Problem”

UPDATE: All Comments are in moderation. UPDATE II: Readers might also enjoy "A God Shaped Void? Maybe Not." From May '06. Nica Lalli is an unbeliever, and she's feeling good about it. It seems that her team is growing. In … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: “The Happy Enough Protestant”

From March '08. Because I’ve been wrestling with Protestant/Catholic issues throughout this past year, I receive a lot of email from those who have moved outside of their lifelong evangelicalism and somewhere within sight of … [Continue reading...]

Michael Bell on “How the Recession May Fuel Church Growth”

IM First Officer Michael Bell takes the helm for another look at the statistical data facing evangelicals. This time the news is hopeful, as he explores a connection between the recession and Protestant church growth. Welcome back … [Continue reading...]

Thoughts on “Gear” (3)

No pictures this time. Just a few thoughts to close out the topic. Evangelicals have no serious arguments to make against the use of "gear." We're up to our ears in our own versions of the stuff. We can point out the … [Continue reading...]