The Linchpin

By Chaplain Mike I feel badly that I wasn’t able to follow yesterday’s discussion on our friend Garrett League’s post closely. Fascinating! I especially appreciate that we had some folks who joined us who are strongly convinced of and committed to scientific reasoning, even going so far as to claim that religion cannot give usContinue reading “The Linchpin”

Hearing Michael Spencer’s Continuing Voice

By Chaplain Mike UPDATE: Coffee Cup Apologetics podcast #15 is available here. Thank you to those who sent it to Chaplain Mike! It has been good to hear Michael Spencer’s voice again in recent days. No, I was not caught up into the third heaven, nor was I granted a dream or vision. I’m talkingContinue reading “Hearing Michael Spencer’s Continuing Voice”

Follow Up: The Most Basic Question (And how the chaplain blew it)

By Chaplain Mike The other evening, we posted an Open Mic discussion based on a situation I faced in my ministry. Here is a recap of the experience I described: It is a rare conversation that cuts right to the heart of the matter. It happened to me the other day. I was visiting aContinue reading “Follow Up: The Most Basic Question (And how the chaplain blew it)”

Open Mic: The Most Basic Question

Question posed by Chaplain Mike It is a rare conversation that cuts right to the heart of the matter. It happened to me the other day. I was visiting a terminally ill patient who was actively dying. Her granddaughter had come to see her, and as I entered the room I observed her talking withContinue reading “Open Mic: The Most Basic Question”

iMonk Classic: Why I Am a Christian (10 Reasons)

This weekend, as we mourn Michael Spencer’s passing, thank God for the hope of eternal life, and comfort one another in our time of loss, IM will feature classic posts from the Internet Monk. Why I Am a Christian—Ten Reasons Why am I a Christian? How about a quick survey of the more popular possibleContinue reading “iMonk Classic: Why I Am a Christian (10 Reasons)”

A Letter from an Agnostic

Today, Chaplain Mike posts this note that was sent to iMonk. How would you try to help this inquirer? Mr. Spencer, In the past few months of my life something has driven me towards Christianity. I can’t exactly say what, I believe it to be a combination of things but it has lead me toContinue reading “A Letter from an Agnostic”

Re:Atheism

I received two letters this week from friends/readers asking for input and advice on relating to atheists in their workplace/families. It brought to mind a number of things I’ve been wanting to say about evangelicals and their take on atheism. When I was growing up in a fundamentalist Baptist church, the face of atheism wasContinue reading “Re:Atheism”