iMonk Radio Podcast #154

Intro: Looking for a car. Found a good long distance service. What can you discuss/display in front of other Christians? Origins of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. “Living the Christian Year” by Bobby Gross.

Big Topic: A response to a family with a teenage son, rattled in his faith after going out into the “real world” and deciding to become atheist. How do parents respond to a child raised in a Christian home, including church life and Christian school, who then rejects Christian faith?

Note: This is what he is talking about with the sock and shoe spinning, based on the idea that Moses took off his shoes because he was on holy ground. Spin Me Right Round Jesus is the first song in a long montage so feel free to bale out at any time.

iMonk Radio Podcast #152

Intro: Michael announces “Jesus Shaped Spirituality” for fall 2010. Amy Welborn going into semi-retirement. Lots of chatter about church buildings.

2nd half: The hard truth in the Gospel/Law debate is that the Gospel alone can do it. You don’t need to learn the Law, receive the Gospel, then go back to keeping the Law.

iMonk Radio Podcast #129

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.

iMonk Radio: Podcast #118

The Internet Monk website has come to the end of it’s 20 year run. Michael Spencer started blogging around the time of the 2000 election cycles (year of the hanging chads). After his passing in 2010, Chaplain Mike and other contributors continued the online discussion for another 10 years. There have been a lot of long sad goodbyes again in recent weeks, reminded me a lot of 2010 which doesn’t seem like that long ago.

I started re-posting these Internet Monk Radio podcasts a few months ago with no idea the end of the Internet Monk road was just around the corner. Because of Michael Spencer was my long sad goodbye, originally posted on Feb. 1, 2010. This project to archive and share the podcast episodes will continue until I work through my cache. Several people are downloading them each week so I can verify they are popular still.


Brief mentions of Drew Marshall radio show, an interview in Modern Reformation magazine and a podcast interview on SBC Voices. Some discussion of Michael’s personal history and the roles we each play. The bulk of the discussion is on the difference between Catholics and Evangelicals.

iMonk Radio: Podcast #117

This episode was originally published in 2008 shortly after the election of Barack Obama. That’s old news but Michael Spencer shares insight and commentary about how elections in the United States differ from those in many other countries. His discussion of how current news events lead us to questions that create opportunities to share the gospel offers wisdom that is timeless.

iMonk Radio: Podcast #116

Today is Christmas Eve but after a chaotic period in early December I’m trying to stay committed to posting on schedule. That means a discussion on Halloween and a talk about integrity. We hope you enjoy these blasts from the past. Have a safe and happy Christmas Day.

iMonk Radio: Podcast #115

In this episode Michael Spencer shares his thoughts on the ESV Study Bible. I was the benefactor of one of a handful of Study Bibles that Michael received from various donors to his wish list. Pastors/preachers/serious Bible students used to build a library. Not too many of those these days but the ESV Study Bible is a single volume resource that could stand in for a small library if you can’t afford or don’t have the space for a real library.

Here is the open mic discussion of what the Bible can do. If you dig through far enough you can find a comment from me and discussion of me and my comments.

Fun fact: Van Til is mentioned right at the 5 min mark. I knew it would happen sooner or later.

Also in this podcast, the need to disquish Gospel from the Law.