August 20, 2019

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 … [Continue reading...]

A Question For The Scholars In The Room

In my study of the New Testament, I've collected a few questions that have stayed with me. One of them fascinates me endlessly, and I have never read an answer that seemed sufficient. Perhaps the readers of Internet Monk would … [Continue reading...]

Baseball and Rabid Dogs of Evangelism

I'm serving as interim baseball coach for OBI's team this week, and will be tied up for at least another week. Blogging will be rare, and possibly nill. Thanks for the patience. I will post some iMonk 101 reruns if one strikes me … [Continue reading...]

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 … [Continue reading...]

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. … [Continue reading...]

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 … [Continue reading...]

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 … [Continue reading...]

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 … [Continue reading...]

Looking For The Jesus Connection: How did Jesus Fight the “Culture War?”

Information about Justice Sunday at Highview Baptist Chruch can be found at the Lexington Herald Leader. Baptist Press is covering the same story, with a Q&A as well. And for irony's sake, this story is on the same page. More … [Continue reading...]

The iMonk and Calvinism Q&A

Q: Are you a Calvinist? A. I prefer to not be called a Calvinist. There might be certain situations where I would answer to that term, but it would be rare. Q. Why are you no longer a Calvinist? A. As long as I have been a … [Continue reading...]