November 25, 2020

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 – Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:23-28)

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 An update from Mike: This brings us to the end of Mark chapter two. I have a fair bit of work that I need to do on […]

Covid-19 Myths: What about Sweden? (Part 1)

Today I want to start looking at a few Covid-19 myths that have been endlessly repeated about Sweden. They go something like this: 1. Sweden did just fine when they decided to keep things open. 2. Sweden was able to save their economy. 3. We can be like Sweden, protect the vulnerable, and let the […]

Reconsider Jesus – The Bridegroom and the New Wine (Mark 2:18-22)

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 Bridegroom and the New Wine 18 Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, “How is it that John’s disciples […]

How I Correctly Predicted the Election Outcome

It has been an interesting couple of days, hasn’t it! My youngest daughter Kaitlyn and I have exchanged more texts in these last two days than we have in the rest of our lives combined! Like me, she is a political junkie, except maybe more so. Both of us are also into data… and there […]

To January 1st… and beyond!

If you have been following along with Internet Monk recently, you will know that the blog will be coming to an end on January 1st, and subsequently only available as a historical archive. That leaves with approximately sixteen posts after this one. Lets first talk about what I would like to cover over these sixteen […]

Reconsider Jesus – Calling the Tax Collector (Mark 2:13-17)

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 (Note: Ninety-eight expressions of interest in the book so far! Thank you, thank you! ) Calling the Tax Collector 13 Once again Jesus went out beside the […]

Daughters of the Church Today?

Have you read this book? It was a pretty significant piece of scholarship when it was released in 1987. And, as it covers nearly 2000 years of church history, I would call it a pretty significant book still today. From the Amazon summary: Rich in historical events and colorfully written, this fascinating account of women […]

Reconsider Jesus – The Forgiver of Sins (Mark 2:1-12)

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 (Note: I wanted to take a moment to give a bit of an update on this project. Each post in this series usually takes me between three […]