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Archives for May 2008

iMonk 101: The Humility Zone + Alex Arnold on Theological Skepticism

I’ve always liked this essay, and I don’t want to lose track of it. The Humility Zone is rarer and rarer among Christians these days. Defending the authority of scripture has come to mean asserting the impossibility of our own fallibility. Scripture is true, has authority and, of course, my interpretation of scripture just happens […]

Enough Courage to Go Around

UPDATE: Here’s a suggestion by Ray Ortland that fits with this post. If the truth about Christianity turned out to be very different from what we’d been taught as young Christians by people we look up to as mentors and authorities, would we stand up and tell the truth? Would we make the turn and […]

Sabbatical Journal: Departure

In fifteen minutes, I’ll be on the road to sabbatical week 1 on the campus of Southern seminary. Look for occasional reports here. Look for some of the fruit of my time away at the temporary home of Jesus Shaped Spirituality. Thanks for all the Louisville advice. I’m loaded for bea…..books and coffee. God bless […]

William Paul Young (author of “The Shack”) on Steve Brown, Etc.

UPDATE: Here’s an example of what Young is writing at his own blog these days. I cannot tell you how important it is for you to go listen to this interview. If you’ve read The Shack and wondered how the story expresses the faith journey of the author, this is the interview you are waiting […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #96

What’s happening to the IM website? Dragged down front and made to dance. Jake Colsen.com So You Don’t Want To Go To Church? The God Journey. An absolute must for IM readers. Go to “Recent Episodes” and listen to “Who Is This God?” You all need to buy “The Gospel for Those Broken by the […]

Dear Internet Monk Readers…

UPDATE: Thanks for all the kind comments. I promise to use whatever gifts I have in this medium to continue encouraging all of you on the same journey, even if not the same way. Dear Internet Monk Readers, Over the next few weeks, while I am on sabbatical, I will be deciding the future of […]

The God of Job’s Complaints

Job 10:1 “I loathe my life; I will give free utterance to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. 2 I will say to God, Do not condemn me; let me know why you contend against me. 3 Does it seem good to you to oppress, to despise the work of […]

Open Thread Question: Church and Kingdom- What’s the Relationship?

UPDATE: Winner so far: Thinkling Jared. Esp for saying whom he copied from. I think we need to open a window at this little stop on the web. It’s been a bit stuffy in here lately. Here’s a question that’s right at the heart of all kinds of important things going on in my life […]

Can A Christian Sing The Blues?

***sigh*** When someone says I’ve written something I shouldn’t have written, you can be almost certain that I’ve written something using the language of lament. L-A-M-E-N-T. All of you that just said “huh?” please step into the side room. If you came in a bus, they’ll wait. It’s time for a lesson on some of […]

Jesus Shaped Spirituality: What does Jesus Shaped Integrity Look Like?

I was sitting in a middle school classroom today and noticed a poster on the wall. It said, in a highly decorative way, “Integrity: Hold On To Your Beliefs!” Public and private schools are full of this sort of thing these days. There are catalogs of this kind of rhetoric for schools, touting various values […]