April 24, 2018

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...]

How did Paul respond to homosexuality in his culture?

Paul faced homosexuality in his culture. What did he do? … [Continue reading...]

Dobson Doesn’t Represent Me

The discussion at the BHT these days has drifted towards James Dobson, and I finally posted how I feel about this good man who doesn't represent me and my views most of the time. Criticizing anything about Dobson brings on the … [Continue reading...]

The Laughter Just Beyond The Door

When I was a little boy, we lived in a very small house, and my bedroom was connected to the living room by one door. My bed was in the corner of this big bedroom, and I would go to bed- depending on my age- at 8 or 9 or 10. And I … [Continue reading...]

The iMonk’s Weekend File 1/22/05

I've got three topics running around in my head. All are important and deserve some ink. I'll call it the iMonk's Weekend File. Nothing too long and complex, but enough to say things that need to be said. Maybe they will reappear … [Continue reading...]

What’s best for the children: A story about Bob

Somewhere in this world, there is a guy named Bob. Bob is a Christian. Married. Couple of small kids. He's got the family every church wants. And that is the problem. Every church in town has a children's program for Bob's … [Continue reading...]

What He Believed, He Lived: A Tribute to the Rev. W.O. Spencer

On Sunday morning, January 9th, 2005, my uncle, the Rev. Willie Offutt "W.O." Spencer came to the end of his earthly journey. He was 88 years old. Married to my Aunt Dot for 67 years, pastor of my home church- Hall Street … [Continue reading...]