December 17, 2017

We thought he was such a nice boy…and then we found out he didn’t believe in….Inerrancy!!

Dear Sir: What a total disappointment. I do like your wisdom and passion. However, you have become too smart. May God have mercy on you regarding your responsibility to adhere to the inerrancy of scripture The discussion … [Continue reading...]

Magic Books, Grocery Lists and Silent Messiahs: How rightly approaching the Bible shapes the entire Christian Life.

A Pentecostal evangelist visited our chapel this week, and as I listened to his uh....sermon, I reviewed in my mind some of the things that I have come to believe about the Bible and how those things now influence my faith. So I … [Continue reading...]

Wretched Urgency: The Grace of God or Hamsters On A Wheel?

I haven't done the official totals, but it is obvious to me that "Wretched Urgency" is the IM essay that seems to describe the experiences and feelings of most of the people who say they like what I write. I even think the title … [Continue reading...]

A Grace I’m Not Afraid to Feel: Hope for Christians who want it all.

Step into the office, readers. The doctor is in. Today's problem: Getting over a common malady among serious, reformed Christians. Yes, I mean that nagging split personality between believing what is true, and experiencing what is … [Continue reading...]

Help the Monk Write His Book

The Internet Monk asks for a favor from long-time readers. … [Continue reading...]

The iMonk Weekend File: 2/5/05

Should I say I have been O-verblogged with O-pinion about O-steen? Has my blog become the "Story of O?" 'Tis true. The many deeds of Prosper-O hath made my island a regular traffic jam this week. But I press on, even if J-O can't … [Continue reading...]

The Method In The Madness: The Mystery of Joel Osteen

"This is my Bible. I am what it says I am, I have what it says I have, I can do what it says I can do. Today I'll be taught the Word of God. I boldly confess my mind is alert, my heart is receptive, I'll never be the same, in … [Continue reading...]

Those Know-Nothing Evangelicals

Over the past five years I have written a number of things that build a basic "iMonk" critique of evangelicalism. If you missed the basic class, there's no reason you should be left out. Therefore, I present....reruns of some of … [Continue reading...]

Outing Joel Osteen: A Challenge to the Evangelical Blogosphere

Before you read this post, I want to ask you to read two interviews with Joel Osteen and the first part of his book. The first is at Beliefnet.com. The second is at FaithfulReader.com. Here is the book excerpt at … [Continue reading...]

The iMonk Weekend File: 1/29/05

Put down that remote, don't touch that dial. It's what every blogger envies: The iMonk Weekend File. (Otherwise known as taking a break from blogging about homosexuals and James Dobson to chase and shoot a few other … [Continue reading...]