August 10, 2020

Alastair “Adversaria” Roberts: The IM Interview

1. Let's start with the essential bio: Who are you, where are you, how'd you get there and what are you doing with yourself? Most people who know me will know me from my blog, Alastair.Adversaria, which I created shortly after … [Continue reading...]

Grace and The Gospel in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”

I love my Shakespeare, and I love relating what I teach to my students to the Gospel. Those of you who haven't read Shakespeare will have to excuse me for indulging my passion for The Bard. My AP English IV students just … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #44

Teaching from the Psalms. How to know you are in left field. I am now removing one podcast each week. #14 died today. Remember that IM Radio is on iTunes. Leave us a review that would make Jack Palance cry. … [Continue reading...]

Antidepressant Medication: A Christian Psychologist’s View by Mike Benoit

For one last post on the issue of Christians and Antidepressants, I’ve asked former BHT fellow Mike Benoit to share his perspective from within the discipline of psychology. Mike Benoit is finishing a Ph.D. dissertation in … [Continue reading...]

What About Antidepressant Medication?

I've been asked to give my view on the use of antidepressant medication, and I assume especially as it relates to the Christian community. I've written about growing up with my dad's severe depression, and I've written an … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #43

Teaching from Luke 4. An illustration of the locked door. Traditional churches and culture. A bit of news update. I am now removing one podcast each week. #13 died today. Remember that IM Radio is on iTunes. Leave us a … [Continue reading...]

10 Questions for Complementarians by Bill Mackinnon

Baptist Elder and BHT Fellow Bill Mackinnon has written some of the most interesting and provocative essays ever to appear at That tradition continues as Bill asks some inevitable questions raised by Southwestern … [Continue reading...]

Thoughts on Spiritual Experience

I've been involved in some good discussions recently on the role of subjective, personal spiritual experiences. How should we deal with personal experiences of God "speaking" or otherwise relating to Christians on the subjective … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: Our Problem With Grace

One of my all time favorite Internet Monk essays is this one: "Our Problem with Grace." If you know my admiration for the writing of Robert Capon, you'll recognize his influence on this piece. I'm convinced that grace is one of … [Continue reading...]

Simply or Merely? Comparing Mere Christianity and Simply Christian

Upon finishing N.T. Wright’s Simply Christian, I found myself comparing it to the classic C.S. Lewis book, Mere Christianity. Wright, the publishers and many readers have invited the comparisons as well. I’ve read Mere … [Continue reading...]