January 16, 2021

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Archives II

The iMonk archives contain everything that has appeared on the web site since it began in November of 2000. Because of some formatting issues, a few of the early articles are incomplete. For a more topical arrangement, go to the “Recent Essays” page. Old Internet Monk Archives Losing the Moral ABC’s: The problem isn’t just […]

Jesus, Mom and Michael

I’ve been to school the past week. The school of life. God’s school. The best teacher of all, with lessons that will never leave you asking, “Now how am I going to use that in real life?” The class I’ve been taking is called “The Only Child Cares For The Aging Parent.” There are other […]

All You Need Are Attributes: Van Til Returns!

*Music Up….swells….Voice Over* It’s VAN TIL LIVE! The Internet Monk Radio Network Presents The BHT’s Magic Tail-Chasing Dog, Van Til, in Hippy-Emergent Christianity’s Favorite Interview and Entertainment program…..VAN TIL LIVE! And now, broadcasting live from the Boar’s Head Tavern in downtown St. Sadies, Maryland, it’s Vaaaaaaaaan Til!! *Music Swells….Applause….more Applause…more….shouts from crowd when Van Til […]

High Culture, Low Lifes and Judgement In The Household of God: Answering That Tattoo/Piercing Question

Because I work with students, many of them not Christians, but mostly with some Christian background, I get a lot of questions about certain topics. I could probably post a “Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions From My Students” and you would be surprised at what is not on that list. Understanding that I am campus […]

Book Review: Common Grounds by Ben Young and Glenn Lucke

[I want to thank Glenn Lucke and Broadman & Holman Publishers for providing me with a review copy of Common Grounds. Visit their blog at Common Grounds Online.] Who would have thought that one of the most loved or loathed words in evangelicalism would turn out to be “conversation?” Conversation is among the most popular […]

One Big, Happy, Lie: Southern Baptists, Alcohol and Me

I brought something I want to share with you. Do you have a few minutes? I think you’ll find it interesting. It’s my “Southern Baptists and Alcohol” scrapbook. It tells the story of what I grew up hearing and believing about alcohol, Christians and the Bible. It’s the story of getting my eyes opened and […]

Jesus Isn’t Cool: Chanon Ross Challenges Evangelical Youth Ministry

Here’s the kind of column that I really wish could be written by more evangelicals: Jesus Isn’t Cool: Challenging Youth Ministry, by Chanon Ross. Here’s a sample:

Mohler and Moore on Southern Baptists, Southern Seminary and Alcohol: A meandering response to the forum

Steve McCoy at Reformissionary, recently linked to a forum at Southern Seminary where Drs. Russell Moore and Al Mohler discussed the seminary’s position on the use of alcohol. (Total abstinence is a requirement for teachers and students. Violators will be dismissed.) I welcome this forum, and hope it signals a discussion of the topic. Let […]

An Optimistic View of Blogging Evangelicalism: Community, Confessional Conversations and Adventures In Self-Criticism

On September 17th, I was privileged to present the following paper at the Civitas Conference: “After Evangelicalism,” at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Thanks to Joel Hunter for inviting me to be part of a panel entitled: “Blogging Evangelicalism: Benign Influence or Ecclesiastical Menace?” It was great fun for me, and a super birthday […]

Can I Have My Bible Back?

Joel Hunter wrote this absolutely outstanding piece about the Bible and propositional, positivist versions of truth. I believe IM readers will resonate with much of what he is saying, and it’s said well. The post was prompted by this post from Dr. Lawson Stone on “Hindenberg Theology,” (continued here), and is indebted to Calvin Seerveld’s […]