iMonk Radio Podcast #5

Thanks to generous listeners and fellow fans of Michael Spencer, I have added to my collection of podcast episodes over the years. I can’t go all the back to the beginning but I do have some early single digit episodes. Special thanks to “Eclectic Christian” Mike Bell for sharing these early installments.

Satur-deja Vu

I am not the world’s biggest sports fan but my readers know I follow two teams very closely, the Atlanta Braves MLB team and the SEC Georgia Bulldogs. Prior to this week, the last time the Bulldogs were national champions Jimmy Carter was still in office. (Reagan had been elected but not inaugurated as of New Year’s Day 1981).

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iMonk Radio: Bonus Track

Here is an interview with Michael Spencer from October of 2008. This is actually episode #2 of the brand new (at the time) SBC Voices podcast hosted by Tony Kummer. I’m not finding the Cornerstone 2009 interview/panel discussion right now but I may be able to go back into my own blog archives and pull it out. I will either post that next week or go back to iMonk Radio Podcast #5. I don’t have the first one but I do have ep’s 5 and 8 so down in the single digits.

Satur-deja Vu

Wait, what? We’re not saying that anymore? Lake Superior State University has released their annual list of the words and phrases most of us are tired of hearing and the rest of us need to drop. If Jimmy Humphrey were in fact to stop using at the end of the day the Jimmy’s Table podcast would drop from 30 minutes to only 10. While the list makes a humorous commentary on our culture at a given moment in time I do not recognize their authority in this matter. At the end of the day appeared on their list a decade ago and you may notice that people still say it. At best Lake Superior operates at an advisory capacity with no enforcement whatsoever.

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Betty White passes away just 18 days short of her 100th birthday. Fans flocked to Twitter to see if this was another hoax, which did happen in 2014. Lifetime had planned a Betty White Christmas movie but her declining health caused them to reconsider months ago. There was a movie about her life set to open on January 17th featuring White herself and an all-star cast. It is unclear whether that will go on as planned or perhaps be retooled as more of a tribute to the late star. A lot of people are making a big deal about how 2021 couldn’t just go in peace.

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iMonk Radio Podcast #165

Intro: Internet Monk a.k.a. iMonk, “That the World May Believe,” “Where We Got the Bible,” The New York Times had a chess blog (which reached the end of the line in Feb. 2011), Get Over It editorial in Patrol Magazine (read the iMonk reprint here).

Message: Gospel Cowards (read here). For John Piper on interracial marriage click here.

Satur-deja Vu

“We glorify God for answered prayer — the remaining 12 hostages are FREE!” Christian Aid Ministries said in a statement. “All 17 of our loved ones are now safe.” The Haitian National Police confirmed to the Associated Press that all hostages have in fact been released. At one time the 400 Mowgazi Gang were demanding $1 million ransom for each hostage. We do not know if any ransom payments or other arrangements were made. Read the full story via Christian Index.

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iMonk Radio Podcast #164

Intro: Evangelicals herding other believers online; misunderstandings between Protestants and Catholics; evangelical ecuminism.

Message: A co-worker with a terminal diagnosis. Michael does not know at this time that he is already very sick. Discussion of the Book of Common Prayer.