August 31, 2014

IM Book Review: An Agnostic Apocalypse

What would happen in the world, in the church, in our lives, if an event like the Rapture took place, but the event was completely enigmatic? What if hundreds of millions of people around the globe suddenly disappeared, but … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Worship as a Meal Gathering

  The following was part of a 2011 post, The Order of Christian Worship. It has been edited and updated. * * * The liturgy, the historic worship order in the Western Church, makes sense to me as a pattern for meeting … [Continue reading...]

The Evangelical Liturgy

This post was going to be a followup to Friday's post - , but then I got unexpectedly called into work for an extended period of time. I do want to continue on this theme, but with the time I had left I could not do it justice. I … [Continue reading...]

Learning to Walk in the Liturgy

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” ― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics * * * On Friday in the comments to Mike Bell's post, Danielle wrote: I would love to see IM discuss how … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings, June 28, 2014

Welcome to the weekend, fellow imonkers. I'm always surprised by which Rambling items generate the most discussion. Last week it was the Patent Court throwing out the trademark of the Washington Redskins.  Some commentators … [Continue reading...]

Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout – Double Barrel Aged: A Metaphor for Liturgy

An Internet Monk writer walked into a bar... "Bartender," I said, "What would you recommend for a thirsty man?" "This is your lucky day," he replied. "We serve Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout here. It is the perfect … [Continue reading...]

IM Book Review: God Is Near

Note from CM: Clark Bunch is a regular reader and commenter here at IM. He taught with Michael Spencer at OBI, and has since returned to live and work in his hometown of Calhoun, GA. The local paper there recently featured him in … [Continue reading...]

Rob Grayson: Long Walk Home

Long Walk Home by Rob Grayson I recently read the following quote: The kingdom of God comes like a long walk home. (For those who want to know, it’s actually a slightly edited version of a quote by Brian Zahnd.) This … [Continue reading...]

Matt B. Redmond: The Only Really Good News There Is

Note from CM: Matt just announced that his mom lost her brief battle with cancer last night. Please pray for their family. The Only Really Good News There Is by Matthew B. Redmond The smell was overwhelming. My oldest … [Continue reading...]

David Fitch: The Caffeine Free Diet Coke: A Metaphor for Evangelicalism 4 years later

Note from CM: Thanks to David Fitch for permission to re-post this insightful article about the nature of evangelicalism. I have highlighted one group of sentences below that I think is most important for understanding where Fitch … [Continue reading...]