Tag: Michael Spencer

Combatting Soundbite Christianity

  One of the greatest concerns I have for the emerging generation is the growing pervasiveness of “mircro-communication” in their lives.  I recently saw a 15 year old girl featured on “Nightline” who sends 30,000 text messages on her phone each month.  Do the math: that’s 1,000 per […]

iMonk: The Scandal of Christmas

I miss the iMonk, Michael Spencer, whose cancer diagnosis came around Christmas in 2009.  He now celebrates Christmas with the saints above and One who came down to earth to save us that first scandalous Christmas two thousand years ago.  Here’s an excerpt from a classic Advent sermon […]

My Problem With Grace

I was raised Lutheran, and am sort of glad I did somedays.  Lutherans get grace better than most.  For no one was more bothered by their own depravity more than Martin Luther, and no one was more amazed by God’s grace — God’s Redemption Act Covering EVERYTHING — […]

Some Key Influences

We’re all like lumps of clay that over time have been shaped and molded by dozens of influential hands — and experiences and words and ideas and moments and conversations and books and dreams and successes and failures — but mostly people. I am a firm believer in […]

“Mere Churchianity” Sneak Peek

As many of you are aware, the Internet Monk, Michael Spencer was a beloved influence and favorite writer of mine.  He passed away recently after a short bout with cancer. By the grace of God he was able to finish his first book for publishing shortly before becoming […]

Michael Spencer, 1956-2010

My blogging friend and brother in Christ, Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk, has gone home to be with the Lord tonight. I’ll bet he was hanging on to celebrate one more Easter Sunday on earth before he went to thank Jesus in person for his costly sacrifice. I […]

Prayers For A Dying Friend

Michael Spencer (Internet Monk) is a well-known Christian blogger who has been a special part of my journey the past couple years as I’ve enjoyed his daily writings and especially his western Kentucky accent and candor on his weekly Internet Monk Radio Podcast.  I’ve never met Michael but […]

The iMonk on the Role of the Sermon

The Internet Monk had an article on the Role of the Sermon in Evangelical Worship. I have been doing a lot of thinking and having a lot of conversations about Bible teaching and sermon crafting.  The role of the sermon in evangelical church life can hardly be overstated. What […]