June 18, 2019

Archives for September 2008

The “Real” Prosperity Gospel

A reader sent me a very nice note yesterday, talking about a bit of the scope and direction of my writing on this blog over the years. He mentioned something I want to share with you. Hear his idea and initial direction; then I want the ball. It’s funny how among some of the religious […]

Another Denise Spencer Christmas Program

Here’s another- more recent 🙂 – Denise Spencer Christmas program. These are simply programs appropriate for many churches looking for something that allows traditional music and encourages a Biblical theme. The first Sunday of Advent is just over two months away. Time to start thinking about such things. Denise has a real gift for simple […]

iMonk 101: “I Hate Theology”

iMonk 101 is a series of past essays and posts reposted for the enjoyment and edification of the IM audience. “I Hate Theology.” Occasionally. I don’t think I have reposted this iMonk classic “crisis” post in a couple of years. It definitely needs some light and air. It’s provocative and a bit extreme, but sometimes, […]

Real Differences Between Catholics and Evangelicals

My wife spent an hour in the sanctuary today contemplating the Eucharist. I spent an hour in the sanctuary fixing the projector.

Sermon at First Presbyterian Church, London, Ky: “Our Story”

Here’s a sermon I preached today on the message of Genesis 1-3 and the Gospel in Romans 5. I’ve been teaching Genesis 1-11 this week in my Bible classes, so you get to hear a lot of how I handle that. Those of you wanting a creation science approach to Genesis 1-3 will likely be […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #111

Why is the church AWOL on spousal abuse? Check out my other blog at Jesus Shaped Spirituality. Guitar Priest Peter Matthews’ first podcast. Our sponsor, New Reformation Press. Incredible new t-shirts. Check them out. Music by Rhodes, Sun Like Blood and Randy Stonehill.

Rock TV Puts Me On the Floor

Flat out the funniest take on evangelicals out there is Rock TV. Watch this one, and then check out WWJD Radio.

Lessons from a Lousy Referee

I’m not usually the guy with sports illustrations, but this one couldn’t be passed up. (And if anyone I know says to me that I was “secretly” talking about them, I’m going to laugh right at you, very loudly.) This is so relevant to thousands of situations, it preaches itself without explanation. Young pastors, listen […]

Christian Without The Adjectives

I have been reading a novel, and the protagonist is an Italian immigrant, and Catholic. At the end of a long introductory description, it simply said, “…he was a Christian.” Now for some reason this struck me. It’s not that I’m enamored with the word. I’m on record as saying we might have good reason […]

How Do I Love The Church? (Or Why Jesus Isn’t An Enabler)

I assume that we are supposed to love the church, even though there isn’t a direct command with those words in the New Testament. The love of the Psalmist for the people of God is obvious. Paul’s love for particular congregations causes him to recite his sufferings and sacrifices for their sake. His love for […]