I have been hanging around Internet Monk for about thirteen years now, and writing for it for almost as long. This has been a journey for me, and part of the at journey has been a movement away from Evangelicalism. Like many of our readers, it has been a journey into a “Post-Evangelical Wilderness.” ThereContinue reading “What is an Evangelical?”
Category Archives: Evangelical Anxieties
What a strange strange week!
What a strange, strange week I’ve had. I must say I am feeling a little discombobulated. Let me start with end of the week and work my way backwards. I think you will find a few engaging tidbits, so be sure to read to the end. First, the picture is of a Chokecherry tree. IfContinue reading “What a strange strange week!”
Monday with Michael Spencer: Evangelical Anxiety about Culture
Note from CM: Here is a prescient look at evangelicals and their fear of culture from 2007, from a series of posts Michael did called, “Evangelical Anxieties.” What in the world would he say about where we are now? • • • Monday with Michael Spencer Evangelical Anxiety about Culture Christians always live in aContinue reading “Monday with Michael Spencer: Evangelical Anxiety about Culture”
Another Look: The Lansdale Statement (Peter Enns, 2017)
Note from CM: We ran this a couple of years ago, when it was suddenly all the rage for Christians to publish “statements” taking stands on various issues. Noting that the PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) recently committed to one of those statements in good Presbyterian dogmatic fashion, I thought we might revisit Pete Enns’sContinue reading “Another Look: The Lansdale Statement (Peter Enns, 2017)”
Escaping the Wilderness: Part 4 – My Pastor’s not a Heretic… Phew!
Well it’s official. The Gospel Coalition do not consider my Pastor a heretic. I don’t think I would have gotten off so lightly. I haven’t really talked about where I have been attending church the last few years, but what was intended to be a temporary location to place my butt on a Sunday morningContinue reading “Escaping the Wilderness: Part 4 – My Pastor’s not a Heretic… Phew!”
Why I am an Ally – Ministry That Helps
I have been blessed with a significant number of friends who are, or have been, Pastors and leaders within their churches. These are men and women that I respect and hold in high regard. Most of them are Canadian, and most of them are what I would term “moderate evangelicals”. My moderate I would meanContinue reading “Why I am an Ally – Ministry That Helps”
Why I am an Ally – Part 6 – When your views don’t match
Welcome to part six in the series. If you would like to catch up on other posts in this series, or on anything else I have written, Internet Monk keeps them all here. When your views don’t match Two weeks ago we had some questions from JohnB. I rephrased his questions and put them soContinue reading “Why I am an Ally – Part 6 – When your views don’t match”
Friends Without Benefits
Even “egalitarian” evangelicals can’t seem to shake off their fundamental discomfort with sexuality and how it impacts male/female relationships outside of marriage. In his insightful response to the recent revelations that egalitarian extraordinaire Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Community Church might have behaved inappropriately with female colleagues, flirting and displaying affection with women not hisContinue reading “Friends Without Benefits”
Blame it all on sex. Uh, no.
According to Christian author, speaker, and apologist Frank Turek, sex is the problem in America these days, not unbelief. The reason, he says, that people are turning away from God is because they are chasing another religion: sex. It’s an old religion resurrected — the new religion in America is the religion of sex,” TurekContinue reading “Blame it all on sex. Uh, no.”
A Desperate Measure?
Note from CM: We didn’t have enough strong opinions expressed yesterday(!), so I thought I’d start a discussion on something that’s happening here in the heart of the great Midwest. I don’t normally devote much space to political debates, but since this one is specifically “Christian” in origin and intent, why not? No, I’m not spoiling forContinue reading “A Desperate Measure?”