May 29, 2016

Sermon at First Presbyterian Church, London, Ky: “Our Story”

Here's a sermon I preached today on the message of Genesis 1-3 and the Gospel in Romans 5. I've been teaching Genesis 1-11 this week in my Bible classes, so you get to hear a lot of how I handle that. Those of you wanting a … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #111

Why is the church AWOL on spousal abuse? Check out my other blog at Jesus Shaped Spirituality. Guitar Priest Peter Matthews' first podcast. Our sponsor, New Reformation Press. Incredible new t-shirts. Check them … [Continue reading...]

Rock TV Puts Me On the Floor

Flat out the funniest take on evangelicals out there is Rock TV. Watch this one, and then check out WWJD Radio. … [Continue reading...]

Lessons from a Lousy Referee

I'm not usually the guy with sports illustrations, but this one couldn't be passed up. (And if anyone I know says to me that I was "secretly" talking about them, I'm going to laugh right at you, very loudly.) This is so relevant … [Continue reading...]

Christian Without The Adjectives

I have been reading a novel, and the protagonist is an Italian immigrant, and Catholic. At the end of a long introductory description, it simply said, "...he was a Christian." Now for some reason this struck me. It's not that … [Continue reading...]

How Do I Love The Church? (Or Why Jesus Isn’t An Enabler)

I assume that we are supposed to love the church, even though there isn't a direct command with those words in the New Testament. The love of the Psalmist for the people of God is obvious. Paul's love for particular … [Continue reading...]

Coming to a Church Near You

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God Have Mercy On the Messenger

The ministry where I serve has students from all over the world. We have many Africans and we have many children of African immigrants. These students come from both Muslim and Christian backgrounds. Hebrews 13:3b  Remember … [Continue reading...]

Julie Neidlinger’s Real Voice: The Internet Monk Interview

My guest today is Julie Neidlinger, who blogs at and recently wrote a very honest and controversial post called "Why I Walked Out of Church." That post has been discussed all around the blogosphere over the past … [Continue reading...]

Rob Mathes + Treasury of Daily Prayer Online Demo + New T-shirts at NRP

Run, run now to the Trinity Church in Greenwich website and get Rob Mathes's sermon/song from August 17th. Just do it. It's called "London-Dublin." I'm with Bill Kinnon- Rob has a future as a preacher. What wonderful interaction … [Continue reading...]