June 18, 2019

Archives for February 2009

Recommendation and Review: Vintage Jesus DVD Curriculum

A few months ago, friends of this web site contributed over $600 worth of curriculum resources so my students could study Jesus along with Mark Driscoll. I’ve been using the resources with three of my high school Bible survey classes, and I wanted to do a brief review for those who might be considering the […]

Russell Moore: On Sacraments and Sawdusts: Toward the Future of Evangelical-Catholic Public Engagement

I’m really enjoying the speaking and ministry of Russell Moore, dean of theology at my alma mater, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Here’s a recent talk that may be of interest to IM readers: “Of Sacraments and Sawdust: Toward the Future of Evangelical-Catholic Public Engagement”

Recommendations and Reviews: From Eternity to Here by Frank Viola; Jesus On Death Row by Mark Osler

From Eternity to Here, by Frank Viola Let’s be honest. Guys like me- ordained in the traditional church, collecting a paycheck from the traditional church, investing a significant portion of our life in the traditional church- are supposed to be put off by Frank Viola’s entire project. And depending on what you’ve read by or […]

A New Covenant Lent II: A Closer Look At Fasting in Scripture

Fr. Ernesto pointed out that I had used the word “proscribe” wrongly throughout the original post. I appreciate that correction, and edited several sentences that might ease the stress of a few readers who may have taken my wrong use of the word to mean I was denouncing all fasting. Thanks Fr. E. Yesterday’s post […]

John Dagg: On Love For and Appreciation of Other Christians

I’m stealing this from Tim Brister, but it’s such a great quote for this web site, that I had to have it in the archive. John L. Dagg was one of the first systematic theologians that Baptists produced. His Manual of Theology is a pastoral work that all Baptists should own. At the end, in […]

New Covenant Lent

UPDATE II: Fr. Ernesto pointed out that I had wrongly used the word “proscribe” in several sentences. I have changed those sentences, and that may have been the problem a few of you were having with my post and comments. Thanks Fr. E. UPDATE: I’m not denouncing fasting, or any other traditional practice. I’m saying […]

What Is Jesus Shaped Spirituality?

The past year and a half has been the most personally tumultuous time I’ve ever experienced as a Christian believer. At one time or another in this past year, I have re-evaluated every area of my Christianity, often with many tears, prayers and hours of reading. Much of this has been in response to the […]

Do You Know What Your Church Is Doing Next Sunday?

“Part of the problem is that evangelicals really don’t have traditions,” said Carter. “Instead, we have these fads that are built on the strengths and talents of individual leaders. … But a real tradition can be handed on to anyone, from generation to generation. It’s hard to hand these evangelical fads down like that, so […]

Just the Facts, Ma’am

Every so often, it seems like a good idea to get the basic facts about your Internet Monk straight. I do this mainly for the sake of commenters and others who sometimes make factual errors. I’m often stunned at the weird things people believe and say about me, what I do and what is my […]

Appalachian Solutions: What the Government Can Do.

I’m not an economist, I don’t want to argue politics, and I probably had no business posting this. It’s the lack of TV. I have to make up my own punditry. ABC’s 20/20 did a special on Appalachia this month, which caught my interest for three reasons: 1) They called me and asked me for […]