August 21, 2019

God Of The Hubble Universe

One of my life-long loves is astronomy. I've owned some very nice telescopes, and I've spent many a clear, cold winter night out on someone's farm, looking at the glories of the heavens. Since I was a child of the golden age of … [Continue reading...]

Postmodernism or Modernism on fumes?: From assertion to conversation in the cause of Jesus

Over the past few weeks, I have passed on blogging responses to dozens and dozens of posts around the net, because I didn't want [name deleted] up on it again, and I didn't want to put up with the weirdness that has become the … [Continue reading...]

A Few Thoughts On Postmodernism

1) I've read two introductions to Postmodernism, and both have convinced me that the term has at least four distinct applications that are quite varied. 2) Postmodernism is not a coherent "school" of philosophy, but a description … [Continue reading...]

On Faith’s Crumbling Edge: Restoring The Uprooted Assurance Of The Ordinary Christian

Update 6/10/05: Those reading this essay and disagreeing with me might want to check out two other iMonk pieces: When I am Weak and Our Problem With Grace. Both cover my views on sin in the life of the Christian and the Grace that … [Continue reading...]

“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 … [Continue reading...]

The Preeminent Question

Update: Those of you who like this post would probably enjoy reading four previous IM essays, all hopefully helpful on this topic. A Conversation In God's Kitchen: Thoughts About The Bible On Christless Preaching A Simple … [Continue reading...]

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 … [Continue reading...]

All to no end…save beauty, the eternal

The crowd at the ball game is moved uniformly by a spirit of uselessness which delights them, all the exciting detail of the chase and the escape, the error the flash of genius, all to no end save beauty the … [Continue reading...]

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 … [Continue reading...]

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 … [Continue reading...]