May 30, 2017

On Being Too God-Centered

UPDATE: Interesting column on the paradoxes of Calvinism. Udo Middleman on "The Islamization of Christianity." This post is, without a doubt, an experiment in exploration and articulation. Many won't care for where it goes, … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: Gospel Relevance=Gospel Application

We've been talking about how the Gospel and good works that aren't the Gospel line up over at the Boar's Head. With the announcement that St. Francis never said "Preach the Gospel. Use words when necessary," but the discovery that … [Continue reading...]

When All The Answers Weren’t In The Lecture

Some of you may not know that I moderate and contribute at, one of the longest running group blogs in the blogosphere. Often, we will have a question addressed to the group as a "Question of the Day." … [Continue reading...]

Has Grace Made Me Gracious?

I'm thinking about grace a lot today after a bit of a mystical experience in church Sunday. As we were preparing for communion, I was praying. The Spirit brought to mind a series of dark incidents from my own life where God was … [Continue reading...]

Random Thoughts About The Internet: What I’m Doing With It, What It’s Doing To Us, How It’s Changed Me, Etc.

UPDATE: An absolutely great resource on technology and the many ways Christians are affected by it: Don't Eat The Fruit. Be sure and listen to the Is Technology Neutral? presentation. A bunch of things that occurred to me … [Continue reading...]

The Bible and The Creative Arts: What Is Paul Doing in Galatians 4:21ff?

Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while … [Continue reading...]

Some Thoughts On Brennan Manning (and The Furious Longing of God)

The Furious Longing of God by Brennan ManningJustification by grace through faith is the theologian's learned phrase for what Chesterton once called "the furious love of God." He is not moody or capricious; he knows no seasons of … [Continue reading...]

Liturgical Gangstas 12: Worship and Evangelism

UPDATE: Alan Creech has added his answer. 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 … [Continue reading...]

Recommendations and Review: The Next Evangelicalism by Soong-Chan Rah

The Next Evangelicalism by Soong-Chan Rah Soong-Chan Rah is assistant professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. He has been a church planter and a consistent voice for recognizing … [Continue reading...]

Michael Bell: Taking Another Look at the “No Religion” Data

IM First Officer Michael Bell takes a second look at the "no religion" data in the Pew Forum Studies. I have received a lot of interest and feedback on my last two posts on InternetMonk, concerning how and when people switch … [Continue reading...]