August 24, 2019

Read it again…and don’t skip the hard parts

Let's be honest. A lot of Christians have no idea what to do with the Gospel accounts of Jesus' ministry. What does it mean? What does it have to do with evangelism, church growth and "having a great life now?" … [Continue reading...]

Looney Tunes: The Whacked Out, Whipped Up, Wholly Scary Theology of the Praise and Worship Movement

In our journey back through the IM archives, we must deal with the Monk's contradictory attitude towards contemporary Praise and Worship music. Does he hate it? If so, why does he have a warehouse of the stuff at the house? Why is … [Continue reading...]

The iMonk Weekend File: 3:12:05

A story on franchised churches, a personal question that is really troubling me, and a few thoughts on "What is Faith?" … [Continue reading...]

SBC Conservatism Vs Emergent Pragmatism: Round One

How dangerous is this man? Apparently he's dangerous enough that Kentucky Baptists don't want to take the chance of hearing what he has to say about evangelism and church growth. He doesn't have anything to say on homosexuality … [Continue reading...]

Startle Us, O Lord: Jesus Talks To A Gay Man

Every so often the internet will provide you with something that you will never hear anywhere else. I've found it this morning, and I hope you will read and share it. It's entitled "Jesus Talks To A Gay Man," and it is from a … [Continue reading...]

Eugene Peterson: A Voice That Must Be Heard

I am always aware that those who read the Internet Monk may not realize that when you hear my voice, you are really hearing the voice of those who have influenced me. There is no one who has influenced me more than Eugene … [Continue reading...]

Have We Said Too Much? (About Marriage, that is)

Recently, my daughter returned from a conference at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. She had a fabulous time, but she mentioned something unusual. She said that every public prayer contained a request for God … [Continue reading...]

The iMonk Weekend File: 2:26:05

Some thoughts on legalism, spurred by a rather amazing Bible Study on why earrings are wrong....and more. It's especially amazing since Jesus so directly addressed these matters so clearly in Mark 7. … [Continue reading...]

I Just Couldn’t Look Away: The Crazed, Cranky, Captivating Christianity of Dr. Gene Scott

I doubt that many Internet Monk readers watched or listened to Dr. Gene Scott. His passing this week made me sad, but it also made me reflect on how bland evangelicalism has become, and what a shot of hard whiskey Gene Scott was … [Continue reading...]

Fighting Words: What happens when we abandon the vocabulary of faith.

I was viewing the web site of a church a friend was visiting, when I saw the current sermon series was entitled "Finding the Sweet Spot in Your Spiritual Life." Compulsory video clip of the pastor with a golf pro, borrowing the … [Continue reading...]