October 14, 2019

iMonk 101: The Prodigal Project

Since the post on "Dangerous Grace" is appreciated, here's another Biblical study from my Men's Group: The Prodigal Project. I'm sure you know the story, but have you taken a fresh look at it lately? The key to a lot of … [Continue reading...]

Grace Is As Dangerous As Ever

The last few weeks of my men's morning Bible study has been about "Texts That Will Get You In Trouble," and we spent two sessions on John 8, and Jesus' words to the woman caught in adultery: "Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin … [Continue reading...]

New IM Banner: Thanks to Michael Buckley

Artist Michael Buckley is a long-time IM/BHT reader and he has created a wonderful artistic representation of post-evangelicalism just for the IM banner. It's meaningful, true and beautiful. The large version is available here for … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 05:12:07: John Dennis on the Life He Didn’t Live…Because He Lived the “Christian” Life

This post is really going to annoy a lot of you, but I want to remind you that this web site is about provocative thinking and writing to get you vitally connected to Jesus. Sometimes, the only way to HEAR something, to really … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #58

Post-evangelicals and the RCC; Theology Unplugged plugged; In the Closet Unbelievers. Theology Unplugged: Understanding the Emerging Church. IM Radio is on iTunes. Search for Monk and ignore the other guy. … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 05:11:07: What You Can Turn Into, Thanks To Your “Internet Pulpit.”

The one reason I would ever quit blogging is what you can turn into on this medium. Case in point, in his own words, courtesy of Verum Serum, Ken Silva tells you about himself and his "ministry." It’s not my job to write … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 5:09:07: Apologetics and the Naming of Evil

Ravi Zacharias writes an outstanding response to the Virginia Tech killings, and uses the moral necessity of "naming" evil as a powerful apologetic. Much of what Ravi is saying struck me when I wrote this piece on the abuse and … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 5: Believing in the Christian God Despite Evil (con’t)

I continue with reasons to believe in the Christian God despite the reality of evil. Coffee Cup Apologetics now has its own website: ccapologetics.wordpress.com … [Continue reading...]

Thoughts on Beckwith

Maybe you ought to read "The River is Deep, The River is Wide: How I Made My Peace With the Roman Catholic Church" before you waste all that time trying to figure out what I believe. Then you can get right down to blogging about … [Continue reading...]

John 3:16 and the Importance of the Old Testament

My adult Bible study is starting an Old Testament survey for the summer months in preparation for studying I Kings this fall. I did this little exercise with them this morning. I guess it's kind of original with me. I've never … [Continue reading...]