June 17, 2019

Archives for November 2006

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #35

Christmas is coming…along with deadly candy bars. Doing away with Christendom. Warren and Obama. Two Gay Penguins want your kid. (Note: Yes, that’s an aquarium. I’m not in the shower.) iMonk Radio is available at iTunes. Do a review and further your chances of proving to be among the elect.

Real Ministry…Not the Ad

II Corinthians 6:3 We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, 4 but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, 5 beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; 6 by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy […]

Life At Our House: The Christmas Tree Caper

Denise blogs about life at our house, where the family takes my mental quirks and creates smiles and laughter for, you, the IM reader. If you would like to buy working Christmas lights for a poor family, just contact me at christmaslights@imonk.com. READ: Decking the Halls…Spencer Style

The Final Deposition: Pilate and the Cynicism of Contemporary Truth Seeking

(Some of the material in this essay was inspired by reading John’s Wisdom by Ben Witherington III, Westminster John Knox Press , 1995.) For the past two years, I’ve been leading a weekly adult Bible study on the Gospel of John for my fellow OBI staff members. For the past three weeks, we’ve been in […]

iMonk 101: “Read It Again…and Don’t Skip The Hard Parts”

iMonk 101 revisits some of my more popular essays from the past.” “Read It Again…and Don’t Skip the Hard Parts” is an essay about discipleship in the Gospel of Mark, and how difficult it is for some American Christians to get what the Bible is talking about. It’s a good Thanksgiving season essay that will […]

Thoughts on Thanksgiving Weekend 11:24:06

Around hundreds of thousands of Thanksgiving dinner tables, millions of Americans will take a moment and share with one another what they are thankful for in the past year. Because Thanksgiving doesn’t require any particular confession of faith, it’s close to a universal experience for Americans, and one that most of us treasure more and […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #34

Tryptophan warning. Some thoughts on healing. Stuff you might want to buy. Shoutouts and up-coming events. iMonk Radio is available at iTunes. I’d appreciate it if you could write a (good) review of the podcast for the iTunes page. Have a great Thanksgiving weekend. Enjoy your family if you can be with them, or go […]

Recommendation: Moleskine Journals and SkyCow Books

Tomorrow (November 24, Black Friday) is the day you are supposed to start/finish/avoid all your Christmas shopping. If you’re like me, whatever holiday appeal once existed in Christmas shopping crowds has vanished in the Wal-Mart parking lot, and you do most of your shopping online. Living in a rural area has made me even more […]

Riffs 11:20:06: Why Bad (Christian) Movies Succeed (and better movies never will)

Barbara Nicolosi’s review of Facing the Giants reminded me that I’ve been avoiding talking about this surprisingly successful church-produced film. All around the net, from Christians and non-Christians, the reviews have consistently presented this risky film venture as predictable in approach, but also with universal surprise at its success. Even reviewers like Michael Medved, who […]

Evening Gathering: 11.19.06 : Wrestling God

Here’s an example of what I do in preaching to the boarding school students at our Sunday evening gathering. (Our day students and most of our staff aren’t present as they are in daily chapel.) The message is called “Wrestling God,” and it is an example of the kind of message and approach that I […]