July 23, 2017

General Joyce Conquers The World! (Impressions from my bookstore visit.)

UPDATE: Tim Challies has just posted an amazing bit on the inner-workings of church marketing. If there are doubters out there about how we are perceived by the Publishing interests, this will sober you up. Required … [Continue reading...]

Questions about the journey: If you started at a different place, would you still be here?

In all of my recent "conversations" with my reformed friends and detractors, I've had one question that I've really wanted to ask. It occured to me as we were talking about my acceptance of my Roman Catholic friends as fellow … [Continue reading...]

The Spiral of Despair in Christian Hedonism: Steve Brown’s Take on John Piper

One of my unmet goals on the internet has been to start a blog devoted to a critical discussion of the theology of John Piper. I love Piper and his work has a huge place in my journey, but I am ever more convinced that his … [Continue reading...]

A Question For The Scholars In The Room

In my study of the New Testament, I've collected a few questions that have stayed with me. One of them fascinates me endlessly, and I have never read an answer that seemed sufficient. Perhaps the readers of Internet Monk would … [Continue reading...]

Baseball and Rabid Dogs of Evangelism

I'm serving as interim baseball coach for OBI's team this week, and will be tied up for at least another week. Blogging will be rare, and possibly nill. Thanks for the patience. I will post some iMonk 101 reruns if one strikes me … [Continue reading...]

The Questions Belong To All Of Us

It's not often that I use IM as a place to point my readers to other blogs, but I will make a much-deserved exception for Jordan Cooper's deft and on-target analysis called "The Threat That Is The Emerging Church." You must read … [Continue reading...]

Ink Blot Church

God is like a Rorschach test. You know, the ink blot test, where you look at an image that really presents nothing coherent, and you describe what you see. Kind of like looking at clouds and talking about what you see. … [Continue reading...]

Apologized and Revised: Looking For the Elusive, Mysterious “Reformed, Calvinistic” Tent

Just before I left for work this morning, I made a several discoveries: First, I discovered that "c.t." in the current essay's comment thread is a person who has been feeding off my web-sites for several weeks now. Second, I … [Continue reading...]

The Prodigal Project

For the last three months, I've been leading a study of the story of the prodigal son in a men's Bible study here at OBI. We met twice a week, and I simply took the study whatever direction was interesting to me. It's been a lot … [Continue reading...]

Retire the Chimps! Help the Media Find the “Real” Evangelicals!

Dear Media types. Main Stream. Television. Christian. Internet. Whatever. This post is for you. It has come to my attention that, in the past decade, you have paid increasing amounts of attention to conservative Christianity in … [Continue reading...]