December 17, 2017

iMonk Classic: The Unresolved Tensions of Evangelicalism (1)

Lent 2012: A Journey through the Wilderness The Unresolved Tensions of Evangelicalism, part 1 A classic Michael Spencer iMonk post from Nov. 2008 NOTE: On Sundays in Lent, we will run these classic essays from Michael Spencer on the evangelical wilderness. My posts on Christine Wicker’s and Julia Duin’s descriptions of evangelicalism’s winter are meant […]

The Firepit

Lent 2012: A Journey through the Wilderness The Firepit • • • The pastor stood in front of Chris’s casket and nodded as mourners filed by. Glancing around, he saw a flower arrangement behind him with an interesting note on it: “From your friends at Green Lake Campground.” It was striking to him that owners […]

Grace Grows in the Barren Land

Lent 2012: A Journey through the Wilderness Grace Grows in the Barren Land: Why God leads us into the wilderness (Rev. Daniel Jepsen) • • • God’s sometimes has a strange way of showing His love. Consider the ministry of Jesus. All three synoptic gospels record the same unsettling start to the ministry of Jesus. […]

All Fall Down

Lent 2012: A Journey through the Wilderness All Fall Down (Ash Wednesday) • • • Broken lines, broken strings Broken threads, broken springs Broken idols, broken heads People sleepin’ in broken beds Ain’t no use jivin’, ain’t no use jokin’ Everything is broken… • Bob Dylan • • • We must first learn that the […]

Lent 2012: A Journey into the Wilderness

“We are all outside of paradise. We are locked up aboard an unsteerable ship, and we bide our time, unsure of ever reaching land, hungrily eyeing each other as the foodstores fail. We are that tainted generation of former slaves who now must perish in the wilderness on the outside chance that it will help […]