By Chaplain Mike Comments are now closed. Thanks to all who participated in an invigorating discussion. To be continued… One issue that came up in our recent series on The New Calvinism was that of the role of women in the church. The TNC position (as well as that of others) is generally complementarian, favorableContinue reading “Why I Am an “Egalitarian””
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Escaping the Wilderness – Why have I changed my theological positions?
As I have been exiting the “Evangelical Wilderness”, I have been taking stock of where I fit with some of my theological beliefs. Some of the areas where there is variance between what I believe and what others believe are in the table below. I am solidly in the right hand column in all ofContinue reading “Escaping the Wilderness – Why have I changed my theological positions?”
Adam and the Genome 10: Chapter 6- Adam and Eve of Genesis in Their Context: Twelve Theses
Adam and the Genome 10: Chapter 6- Adam and Eve of Genesis in Their Context: Twelve Theses We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight. Today, Chapter 6. One of the elements of reading Genesis 1-11 in its ancient near EastContinue reading “Adam and the Genome 10: Chapter 6- Adam and Eve of Genesis in Their Context: Twelve Theses”
How I Became an… Egalitarian
Update from CM: Comments are now closed. Update from Mike Bell: I was so disappointed with the tone and tenor of the comments, that rather than sifting through them and finding the few that actually interacted with the content of the post and contributed to the discussion, I decided to save myself the hours itContinue reading “How I Became an… Egalitarian”
The Church Of England, Women Bishops, NT Wright & Complementarians
Mike Bell sent me a link yesterday to a blog written by Scott Lencke, an American serving as pastor of a church in Brussels, Belgium. The particular post Mike wanted me to read was one he felt should be shared with all iMonks. I agreed, and Scott graciously gave his permission to share it here.Continue reading “The Church Of England, Women Bishops, NT Wright & Complementarians”
Who's On Our Team?: An Exercise in Identifying Stereotypes
I am getting beaten up pretty badly in the blogosphere right now, so let’s try to think about the subject of conformity. I would like to invite you to explore with me the following thesis: Christians in America are increasingly falling into the stereotypical categories being created by the engines of the culture war, makingContinue reading “Who's On Our Team?: An Exercise in Identifying Stereotypes”
The Internet Monk Archives
Michael Spencer Michael Spencer was the founder and primary writer of Internet Monk and author of Mere Churchianity. The title “Internet Monk” comes from his appreciation for Trappist monk and writer Thomas Merton. He taught at an international Christian boarding school in southeastern Kentucky. He was a leading voice critiquing American evangelicalism, culminating in hisContinue reading “The Internet Monk Archives”
My long slow journey away from Evangelicalism
A little over 10 years ago I started writing for Internet Monk. If you had asked me at that point if I was an Evangelical I would have answered with an enthusiastic “Yes!” Well, actually it would have been a qualified yes, because one of the tenets of the Evangelical movement was “Inerrancy”. I reallyContinue reading “My long slow journey away from Evangelicalism”
Klasie Kraalogies: Love and Marriage – was Frank Sinatra wrong after all?
Love and Marriage – was Frank Sinatra wrong after all? By Klasie Kraalogies A little while ago I was asked a question by Mule, in the context of discussing Matthew Paul Turner’s divorce – and let me quote: I am open to correction on this, especially from David and Klasie, but I think that theContinue reading “Klasie Kraalogies: Love and Marriage – was Frank Sinatra wrong after all?”
A Few iMonk Gems (2)
A Few iMonk Gems (2) We have become people who must be in a crowd or at a special event to feel we have fellowshipped with God or known the power of the Spirit. We must have products to buy to feel we are following Jesus. We must decorate our cars, walls and bodies withContinue reading “A Few iMonk Gems (2)”