September 21, 2020

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“Is Jesus Truly The Point?”

Steve, a reader of the previous essay on this site, writes in the comment threads: This is something I’ve thought alot about, and haven’t come to a conclusion. Maybe you guys have some thoughts. -Is Jesus truly the point? Without wanting to blaspheme, I sometimes wonder if by sticking on Jesus we miss other attributes […]

Prepare To Be Blogged: Thoughts From The Pirate Blogosphere

I don’t know when it finally dawned on me that people were reading my work on the internet. I started Internet Monk in November of 2000, and at the time, I never really considered if I would have much of an audience. It was a way to write, and I needed to write. It was […]

Christian Humanism: The Knowledge of God and of Ourselves

Let’s catch up. Several weeks ago, I shared with my readers that I was tossing the label of Calvinist. I said I would always describe myself as a “Reformation Christian” because I share- broadly- the commitments of the mainstream reformers in regard to issues of faith and church. While still a credobaptist, I do believe […]

General Joyce Conquers The World! (Impressions from my bookstore visit.)

UPDATE: Tim Challies has just posted an amazing bit on the inner-workings of church marketing. If there are doubters out there about how we are perceived by the Publishing interests, this will sober you up. Required reading. Some of my long time readers may remember that in a long-forgotten fit of exuberance, I swore off […]

The Spiral of Despair in Christian Hedonism: Steve Brown’s Take on John Piper

One of my unmet goals on the internet has been to start a blog devoted to a critical discussion of the theology of John Piper. I love Piper and his work has a huge place in my journey, but I am ever more convinced that his “Christian Hedonism” would greatly benefit from rigorous assessment. There […]

The Questions Belong To All Of Us

It’s not often that I use IM as a place to point my readers to other blogs, but I will make a much-deserved exception for Jordan Cooper’s deft and on-target analysis called “The Threat That Is The Emerging Church.” You must read the post and consider his major points because he is starting to make […]

Ink Blot Church

God is like a Rorschach test. You know, the ink blot test, where you look at an image that really presents nothing coherent, and you describe what you see. Kind of like looking at clouds and talking about what you see.

Apologized and Revised: Looking For the Elusive, Mysterious “Reformed, Calvinistic” Tent

Just before I left for work this morning, I made a several discoveries: First, I discovered that “c.t.” in the current essay’s comment thread is a person who has been feeding off my web-sites for several weeks now. Second, I discovered that this same person was the source of the original “Reformed/Calvinistic Tent” quote that […]

The Prodigal Project

For the last three months, I’ve been leading a study of the story of the prodigal son in a men’s Bible study here at OBI. We met twice a week, and I simply took the study whatever direction was interesting to me. It’s been a lot of fun, and I have a lot of material […]

Retire the Chimps! Help the Media Find the “Real” Evangelicals!

Dear Media types. Main Stream. Television. Christian. Internet. Whatever. This post is for you. It has come to my attention that, in the past decade, you have paid increasing amounts of attention to conservative Christianity in America. In particular, recently, since Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ and the 2004 “Values Voter” presidential election, […]