September 29, 2020

iMonk 101: How Religious Parents Royally Screw Up Their Children

iMonk 101 is a selection of essays from the past five years of IM. From the Internet Monk archives, here's one of the most popular pieces I've ever written: How Religious Parents Royally Screw Up Their Children. This is one … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #55

Thoughts on the tragedy. (Sorry about saying West Virginia a couple of times.) IM Radio is on iTunes. Search for Monk and ignore the other guy. … [Continue reading...]

Hunger and Thirst After (Christ’s) Righteousness

And that's about it, friends. Be glad in God! I don't mind repeating what I have written in earlier letters, and I hope you don't mind hearing it again. Better safe than sorry -- so here goes. Steer clear of the barking dogs, … [Continue reading...]

Review and Recommendation: Samson and the Pirate Monks by Nate Larkin

It's a great book that needs a better title. Seriously good book. The title has gotta go. Nate Larkin's Samson and the Pirate Monks is a five star book. As far as men's books go, it may be one of the best books I've ever read, … [Continue reading...]

A Response to Roger (Questions on my review of “The Truth War”)

"Roger" is a co-worker who asked several questions about my review of Dr. John MacArthur's "The Truth War." I'd like commenters to suggest good books on postmodernism and the emerging church. Thanks. Roger asked me for … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #54

Follow up on the Battle Cry post; Roman Catholicism and Post-evangelicalism. The Internet Monk Radio Podcast is available on iTunes. Matt Wertz Rolling Stone article on Battle Cry … [Continue reading...]

Jesus Has Left The Room: Pharisees, Zealots and Culture Warrior Youth Ministry

UPDATE: Frank Turk hits it into the upper deck on this story. I'd welcome other links as well. Areopagitica had the first post I saw on it. UPDATE II: Six months ago, Restless Reformer and BHT fellow Travis Prinzi was on this … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation: Mother Kirk by Douglas Wilson

I was going to attempt a response to Frank Turk's statements on liturgy- it's not even in the Psalms!- but instead I'll just recommend the best book in print on how to do church: Douglas Wilson's fantastic look at all things … [Continue reading...]

Stupid Evangelical Tricks: Two Ways to Do Church

I've been opining about worship music for a long time. One of my favorite IM essays on the subject is "Looney Tunes: The Goofy Theology of Some Worship Leaders." But you don't have to go to the extreme to find some fairly weird … [Continue reading...]

Stupid Evangelical Tricks: Five

It's been a while since I did an old-school "iMonk-rants-about-evangelicals" post, but all of them are still there in the essays department. Someone could assume- wrongly, I assure you- that those criticisms all came from the days … [Continue reading...]