Let me begin by apologizing for not posting last week. I never realized; my wife mentioned it on Saturday.
Episode #130 is quintessential Michael Spencer. In this episode he talks about the sudden rise in popularity of the Coming Evangelical Collapse posts. The national level of attention of that series of posts received is in large part responsible for the book deal that later followed. The second half of the episode shifts to evangelicalism in the modern American culture. He uses a borrowed term to note the effect Rush Limbaugh had over the course of two decades to define and direct Christian conservatives.
Michael talks about spring break and how beautiful the weather is which coincides nicely with what we’re seeing right now (minus the thunderstorms and tornado warnings).
Today’s topics: What did the early Christians not have that we feel we have to have to be Christian?
Finding lost things.
If you only come here for Internet Monk Radio do you know about the Internet Monk Archives? I missed the announcement back in January and only recently discovered the new archival site featuring over 7,000 posts from 20 years of Internet Monk. Click here to check it out.
Michael Spencer never wrote a book about parenting, dealing with issues related to raising children and teens in a Christian environment. If he had, he would have written that forming Christian identity is a better course in the long run than programming Christian behavior. This podcast episode explores some of those issues.
Oxfordian Heressy (more commonly known as Oxfordian Theory)
Very interesting thoughts, considering where we are now and realizing this podcast is a decade old, on people that become “experts” after reading a few articles from a Google search.
Exposition on The Coming Evangelical Collapse; while archived posts from InternetMonk.com no longer exist, you can read an article bearing the same title, compiled from those posts, on The Christian Science Monitor. That publication is behind a paywall but you can read three free articles each month.