July 23, 2017

Wretched Urgency II: My not-so-guilty pleasures

Wretched Urgency II: My Not-So-Guilty Pleasures In which I disagree with John Piper and defend goofing off. by Michael Spencer Note: The original "Wretched Urgency" was an essay dealing with how a fundamentalistic concern for … [Continue reading...]

Our problem with grace

Our Problem With Grace Sweat. Hand-wringing. "Yes, but..." by Michael Spencer Q. 1. What is your only comfort, in life and in death? A. That I belong--body and soul, in life and in death--not to myself but to my faithful … [Continue reading...]

The glory of the nations

The Glory of the Nations How Common Grace Redeems Nationalism by Michael Spencer My friend Mark is a soldier. A Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. He just returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, where he, in … [Continue reading...]

Girls tradin’ up

Girls Tradin' Up Femininity goes out with the trash by Michael Spencer It must have been three years ago that I noticed most of the girls in my classes were anti-feminine. They didn't just act like boys at their worst; they … [Continue reading...]

In the gay ol’ summertime

In The Gay Ol' Summertime Gay America has left the closet, and they won't be going back. by Michael Spencer It's the summer of "Queer Eye For the Straight Guy" and "Boy Meets Boy." It's the summer of debating gay marriage in … [Continue reading...]

Gas prices: a winning issue for Republicans

Gas Prices: A Winning Issue for Republicans by Michael Spencer You can hear Republicans trembling in their cars, scared to death that gas prices are about to sink the Republican congress and the Bush Presidency. With prices … [Continue reading...]

Gagging on free speech

Gagging on Free Speech by Michael Spencer One of the premises of the Internet Monk Web page concerns the relationship of liberalism and tyranny. From time to time, I suffer certain anxieties that the assertion of this … [Continue reading...]

Dancing at the fundamentalist ball

Dancing at the Fundamentalist Ball A Special Essay by Michael Spencer I am almost through with fundamentalism. Almost. There are still some places where I want to hang on to my fundamentalism, but not many. After spending … [Continue reading...]

To fly alone, or not at all

To Fly Alone, Or Not At All by Michael Spencer Note: The following article is based purely on my own experiences with young people, and is in no way a claim to know anything about the motives or personal experience of Charles … [Continue reading...]

Uncomfortable in Madison

Uncomfortable in Madison by Michael Spencer I am not a conspicuous flag waver. I do not have a flag on my car. My wife finally put a tiny flag on the front porch, but I would probably have waited till July to put a flag up on … [Continue reading...]