July 18, 2019

Archives for May 2009

What God Has Joined Together: A Study of Grace and Discipleship In The Teaching of Jesus

Galatians 5:5 For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love. (ESV) Galatians 5:5 But we who live by the Spirit eagerly wait to receive by faith the righteousness God has […]

Ten Guidelines for Interpreting the Gospels

MODERATION is on. 1. Don’t harmonize the Gospels. That’s like taking four paintings and combining them into one. You come up with something no one painted and no one intended to paint. Let each Gospel author be an artist in his own right. However, a Gospel synopsis, such as those available from UBS, are very […]

What did Jesus mean when he said we must “hate” our family?

Luke 14:15 (ESV) When one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” 16 But he said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many. 17 And at the time for the […]

What’s Really Going On In San Diego?

UPDATE: The county backs down. A few years ago, I posted a story here at IM about a church that refused to do a funeral for a guy, and it was pitched in the media as a mean church refusing to do the funeral of a homosexual. I posted, ranted…..and then found out a few […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #142

This week: My L.I.A.R. Rating (More on technology.) A critique of Driscoll. A first class rant on priestly celibacy in the RCC. Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. New products available: New music and DVDs. Emmaus Retreat Center. A great place for your next group or individual retreat. The Devotional Christian. All the best […]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: Stories of Science/Faith Resolution

This particular open thread is going to be a bit unusual. I am limiting participation to only those readers who are either trained in some area of the sciences or currently work in a science related field (either teaching or practice.) This thread is for this question: How have you resolved the tensions in your […]

On Being Too God-Centered

UPDATE: Interesting column on the paradoxes of Calvinism. Udo Middleman on “The Islamization of Christianity.” This post is, without a doubt, an experiment in exploration and articulation. Many won’t care for where it goes, but I think a basic question must be answered, not just for the sake of answering atheists, but for understanding our […]

iMonk 101: Gospel Relevance=Gospel Application

We’ve been talking about how the Gospel and good works that aren’t the Gospel line up over at the Boar’s Head. With the announcement that St. Francis never said “Preach the Gospel. Use words when necessary,” but the discovery that Peter told wives to win their husbands “without words” in I Peter 3:1-2, it would […]

When All The Answers Weren’t In The Lecture

Some of you may not know that I moderate and contribute at Boarsheadtavern.com, one of the longest running group blogs in the blogosphere. Often, we will have a question addressed to the group as a “Question of the Day.” Yesterday, one of the “fellows” asked a question about how a Christian married couple could resolve […]

Has Grace Made Me Gracious?

I’m thinking about grace a lot today after a bit of a mystical experience in church Sunday. As we were preparing for communion, I was praying. The Spirit brought to mind a series of dark incidents from my own life where God was miraculously gracious to me. I’m not talking about small matters. I am […]