October 4, 2015

Breather + Eugene Peterson on “The Church”

I'm going to take a brief breather from original posts for a while. I'll be postings some iMonk 101 posts and some extended quotes from voices I believe are important and timely. I have a lot of preaching to prepare for in the … [Continue reading...]

Assignments for New Readers

All of a sudden there are all these new people in the comment threads and sending me emails. And several of them don't seem to know much about the web site. Do me a favor and run through this list: … [Continue reading...]

Lenten Links: Resources for A Post-Evangelical Lent

Ash Wednesday (and the beginning of Lent) is one week from today, so it's an appropriate time to point you in the direction of some good Lenten Links. If you've made the big step into observing Advent, Lent should be next in your … [Continue reading...]

Review: Life After Church by Brian Sanders

Is there a compelling reason to read Brian Sanders' version of "Why so many of us are leaving the traditional churches for emerging churches?" Maybe. Life After Church is a book many of my readers will appreciate. I think … [Continue reading...]

Today’s Special: Words For The “I’m Praying for Spencer” Guy

Several years ago, when a major reformed blog decided to make me their feature attraction, I first heard "I'm praying for Michael Spencer" from somebody who 1) didn't know me at all and 2) didn't like me based on what they did … [Continue reading...]

Cloverfield, Catastrophism and Christian Eschatology

The following post could possibly be the largest discrepancy between the subject of a post and the actual title of a post you’ve ever read in these spaces. I'm hoping someone will nominate the title for an award. Seriously, … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 01:27:08: This is the End……of Evangelicalism, my Friend

***Music by The Doors: "The End."***There was an elf that met the children at the door. Also in this room was a store that had Barbies, action figures, Brats Dolls, and all of the most popular items that you would find in a … [Continue reading...]

My Ash Wednesday Dilemma: In Which Your Internet Monk Asks for Help From The Audience

For the past hour, I've been trying to find a Protestant church nearby where I can go for Ash Wednesday service on February 6. If you don't know where I live, let me put it this way: There are probably more churches marking Ash … [Continue reading...]

Michael On Today’s “Steve Brown, Etc.” Program

I had the great honor of being the guest on today's Steve Brown, Etc. Program. Steve is a real hero of mine, and if we ever got together in real life, we'd need lawyers and bail money. Here's a link to today's program. Enjoy it … [Continue reading...]

Twenty Myths That Keep Christians From Discussing Abortion

I've had very few posts on abortion in this space, and there's a reason for that. You can't have a reasonable discussion most of the time. Everything devolves into a rhetorical, emotional conflict that resembles professional … [Continue reading...]