May 20, 2018

Real Ministry…Not the Ad

II Corinthians 6:3 We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, 4 but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, 5 … [Continue reading...]

Life At Our House: The Christmas Tree Caper

Denise blogs about life at our house, where the family takes my mental quirks and creates smiles and laughter for, you, the IM reader. If you would like to buy working Christmas lights for a poor family, just contact me at … [Continue reading...]

The Final Deposition: Pilate and the Cynicism of Contemporary Truth Seeking

(Some of the material in this essay was inspired by reading John's Wisdom by Ben Witherington III, Westminster John Knox Press , 1995.) For the past two years, I've been leading a weekly adult Bible study on the Gospel of John … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: “Read It Again…and Don’t Skip The Hard Parts”

iMonk 101 revisits some of my more popular essays from the past." "Read It Again...and Don't Skip the Hard Parts" is an essay about discipleship in the Gospel of Mark, and how difficult it is for some American Christians to get … [Continue reading...]

Thoughts on Thanksgiving Weekend 11:24:06

Around hundreds of thousands of Thanksgiving dinner tables, millions of Americans will take a moment and share with one another what they are thankful for in the past year. Because Thanksgiving doesn't require any particular … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #34

Tryptophan warning. Some thoughts on healing. Stuff you might want to buy. Shoutouts and up-coming events. iMonk Radio is available at iTunes. I'd appreciate it if you could write a (good) review of the podcast for the iTunes … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation: Moleskine Journals and SkyCow Books

Tomorrow (November 24, Black Friday) is the day you are supposed to start/finish/avoid all your Christmas shopping. If you're like me, whatever holiday appeal once existed in Christmas shopping crowds has vanished in the Wal-Mart … [Continue reading...]

Riffs 11:20:06: Why Bad (Christian) Movies Succeed (and better movies never will)

Barbara Nicolosi's review of Facing the Giants reminded me that I've been avoiding talking about this surprisingly successful church-produced film. All around the net, from Christians and non-Christians, the reviews have … [Continue reading...]

Evening Gathering: 11.19.06 : Wrestling God

Here's an example of what I do in preaching to the boarding school students at our Sunday evening gathering. (Our day students and most of our staff aren't present as they are in daily chapel.) The message is called "Wrestling … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #33

I'm adrift. More thoughts on Chinese Students and evangelism. Some of my reactions to the egalitarian/complementarian issue. … [Continue reading...]