June 27, 2019

Archives for March 2008

What do Gays and Lesbians Hear? (repost)

Before getting into the substance of this essay, I want to mention how little I care for much of the terminology I’m going to use. As a Christian humanist, there are two sources for my view of human beings: The image of God in creation, and the image of humanity in the incarnation/resurrection of Jesus. […]

Ian Cron: The Internet Monk Interview

One of the communicators and writers that has really fed my mind and soul this year is Ian Cron, founding pastor of Trinity Church in Greenwich, Connecticut. Ian is a unique and gifted person who incorporates so much of what I am attracted to when I talk about a “Happy Enough Protestant” and a “Post-Evangelical” […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #92

Hmmmm….I don’t remember what I was talking about. You all need to buy “The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church” and more Reformation theology gifts from New Reformation Press.

The “Happy Enough” Protestant

I would like to invite Internet Monk readers to write a brief response to this post. I am particularly interested in what makes you a “happy enough” Protestant. (Please read the post and get the idea first.) Your response should be expressed in the spirit of this post. If they are short, put them in […]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 39

Podcast 39 Movies about Jesus: Are they useful in apologetics and evangelism? The podcast website is Coffee Cup Apologetics. All the episodes of Coffee Cup Apologetics are now on iTunes. Go to iTunes and search for “Apologetics.”

Open Thread: Does Conversion Include An Experience?

Despite the fact the the pedigree committee has recently met and found me a Barthian mutt, I am a Southern Baptist. Classic Southern Baptist fundamentalism has been a constant in my life for as long as I can remember. I want to open up a discussion on one theological and experiential aspect of that heritage […]

In The Study: Three Stories

In my preaching to students from all over the world and many different backgrounds, I am always looking for shorthand ways to communicate the Bible’s message. For example, I’ve taught my students over the years to say “He (Jesus) lived a perfect life for us, and died a perfect death in our place.” I use […]


“I am on a post-evangelical journey, discovering what it means to be vitally connected to Jesus.” A truly prominent, not-post anything blogger has put forward the following theory: Those who use the prefix “post” to describe themselves are claiming to be smarter than those who don’t. Example: A “post-modernist” is saying “I used to be […]

“Freedom in Worship” for The Liturgically Challenged (Part 1….Maybe)

Walking through the faculty dining hall where I work, I heard someone use the phrase “freedom in worship.” It occurred to me that I’ve heard that phrase in just about every evangelical setting I’ve ever been part of, and I’ve used it a lot myself. As a teenage Christian, I joined with thousands of others […]

The New Commandment

The word “commandment” is one every first century Jew understood. God had made Adam in such a way that he was responsible to obey God’s commandments. The Ten Commandments were the law of God for his covenant people, expounded and expanded in the books of the law from Exodus through Deuteronomy. It was the law […]