January 20, 2019

Archives for July 2006

Internet Monk Radio Podcast 7

Internet Monk Radio Podcast 7. Lots of stuff. What’s up with people posting MLK Jr’s college papers as “bad theology?” Al Mohler ‘fesses up. Thoughts on giving money away.

Thinking of the Unthinkable Pastoral Response

I’ve never done a funeral for an infant. I did a graveside service for a 9-year old boy who, for all of those nine years, had lived only through constant medical care that made up for enormous mental and physical limitations. I remember that the sense of grief was mitigated by the sense that the […]

Sinning? Saved?

From time to time, I’ve referred to the common questions I get in my vocation as campus minister and Bible teacher here at OBI. Today I was asked another one that I realize is very common, and I’m sure many of you get this question in your ministry contexts. You have to understand that this […]

Riffs: 7:17:06

I See Dead People: Some Thoughts On A Challies.com Post

There’s a good bit of blogosphere discussion about a post from Challies.com dealing with unregenerate children. It is a good example of why the majority of young Calvinists with children will be eventually drawn to paedobaptism. If the article itself isn’t enough to get your juices flowing, read the comments. Actually, read them anyway. Just […]

American Idolatry: Success

“In the United States culture has transformed Christ, as well as all other religions found within these shores. In every aspect of the religious life, American faith has met American culture” and American culture has triumphed.” -Alan Wolfe (HT to Glenn Lucke)

A Little Less Squirrelly Discernment

UPDATE: One of the watchbloggers has finally gone after Luther and the LCMS Lutherans. I can’t think of a more deserving group of people. 🙂 Thankfully, someone is courageous enough to expose Luther for the false teacher that he was. Our story begins with the following quote from Dr. John Piper:

Dorothy Atherton Spencer 1922-2006

My mother passed away this morning at 2:10 a.m. I will be off blog for several days. Comments may not be moderated. Thanks for your prayers and patience. I prayed this prayer for my mom dozens of times the last few hours: Christian Soul, depart and go to God. Lord, receive this, your child, made […]

Why I Believe In The Baptism of Disciples Alone: A Credobaptist Apologia

A long overdue piece, but I don’t want to be seen as a flagwaver for this controversy. Forgive any annoying tone in this piece. I’ve sat on my credobaptist beliefs through a rising tide of paedobaptism among my blog friends. No one out there is coming to the Internet Monk to work through the issue […]

If You Have A Calvinist For A Pastor…

A friend is pastor of a large SBC church I’m familiar with, and a faction in the church is trying to end his ministry because, according to this group, Calvinists are the sum of all evil. Several friends have written and called for my views, so this post is a generic reply to them all. […]