January 16, 2021

Michael Spencer’s Prophetic Words on Full Display

Michael Spencer’s Prophetic Words Personified Read “What I Saw at the Jericho March,” by Rod Dreher • Note from CM: During these last few weeks here at Internet Monk, I will be writing posts that focus on a few of the primary themes we’ve focused on over the years, giving my latest thoughts and perspectives […]

My long slow journey away from Evangelicalism

A little over 10 years ago I started writing for Internet Monk. If you had asked me at that point if I was an Evangelical I would have answered with an enthusiastic “Yes!” Well, actually it would have been a qualified yes, because one of the tenets of the Evangelical movement was “Inerrancy”. I really […]

What is an Evangelical?

I have been hanging around Internet Monk for about thirteen years now, and writing for it for almost as long. This has been a journey for me, and part of the at journey has been a movement away from Evangelicalism. Like many of our readers, it has been a journey into a “Post-Evangelical Wilderness.” There […]

Another Look: Elder Qualifications – Difficulties in Translation and Interpretation

This was a favourite of mine from February 2014. All the original comments were lost. So we have a chance to have a brand new disussion. I have been having a wonderful experience leading a small group through the Sermon on the Mount.  We got side tracked a couple of weeks ago when we started […]

Reconsider Jesus – The Calling (Mark 1:16-20)

Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents The Calling 16 And passing along by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the sea; for […]

Tuesday with Michael Spencer: The Missing Voice of the Christian Counter-Culture

Note from CM: Here is an interesting post by Michael from 2008 (which I have edited to make it more concise). I’m not sure I heard him talk or write much about the things he says here. I wasn’t sure if he went through the same “counter-culture” experiences as I did or what he thought […]

Let’s discuss…abortion

Let’s discuss…abortion * Update: I will cut off comments at midnight tonight for this post. * Note from CM: I will try to moderate this closely today. The “pro-life” (anti-abortion) movement has become invigorated since the election of President Trump in 2016, and many Christians support him largely on this basis. They cannot even conceive […]

What a strange strange week!

What a strange, strange week I’ve had. I must say I am feeling a little discombobulated. Let me start with end of the week and work my way backwards. I think you will find a few engaging tidbits, so be sure to read to the end. First, the picture is of a Chokecherry tree. If […]

Views of God and the Corona Virus

Few things caused me to become more upset in the early days of the pandemic, than people stating their opinions about how God and the pandemic were related. The more I thought about it though, the more I realized that these views reinforce what I wrote back in February of 2019 when I asked: “What […]

John Fea on U.S. evangelicals and a sorry history on race relations

Today, I would like to direct your attention to John Fea’s overview of American white evangelicalism’s history of entanglement with racism. Fea is Professor of American History at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania, where he has taught since 2002. His current book is Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (Eerdmans, June 2018). READ: How […]