September 2, 2014

Daniel Grothe: The Spiritual Discipline of Scribbling

The Spiritual Discipline of Scribbling by Daniel Grothe A few years ago, I began preaching weekly—an invigorating, and simultaneously daunting and demanding, task. Previously, I had the good fortune of being an occasional … [Continue reading...]

The Great Methodological Heresy

Let me say it at the start: I don't give a rat's tail about the "Hobby Lobby" case that the Supreme Court decided the other day. I don't buy the Chicken Little mania of the progressives who think the sky of freedom and … [Continue reading...]

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...]