Sabbatical is over; conventional wisdom; continuing discussion of Cornerstone seminar on the Evangelical Wilderness.
We have come to the end of the line. Two years ago I started posting all the Internet Monk Radio podcasts I had archived. Some fellow iMonk fans volunteered to share what they had and that’s why the posts began at #104 and came all the way around. Click this link to easily find all the podcasts from the past two years and of course this page contains the episodes I had on hand at the time of Michael’s passing, #’s 48 – 81.
Discussion of George Carlin leads to broader discussion of how Christians relate to others, particularly atheists. This is the George Carlin post that apparently set some people off, or whose comments set Michael off, either/or.
Michael self-identifies as i-Monk in the intro; When you hear Ravi Zacharias, keep in mind this podcast was new in 2008; Walter Brueggemann, Prayers for a Privileged People; Daniel Berrigan, The Kings and Their Gods: The Pathology of Power; poetry by Wendell Berry; longer discussion of Robert Capon. Here is a post featuring Capon quotes via Jesus Shaped Spirituality.
First podcast on sabbatical; The Christian Book Nook is still open in Louisville, KY; Prince Caspian and Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull were new movies; Why does C.S. Lewis get a pass from modern Protestants? Sympathy for Christians for whom Christianity “just isn’t working.”
Happy Anniversary to Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter who on July 7th celebrated 76 years of marriage. Carter was governor of Georgia and President of the United States from 1976 to 1980. He is the longest lived president in American history and they are the longest married presidential couple. At the age of 97 he continues to serve as a deacon and teach Sunday School at his church and Plains, GA, and they still volunteer one week each year at Habitat for Humanity.
In iMonk Radio Podcast #96 Michael talks about shutting down the Internet Monk website and starting a new project, Jesus Shaped Spirituality. So let’s address the Internet Monk website first. He was warning people at the time that if where was anything they wanted to keep forever they needed to download it and save it. His plan was to heavily redact much of the material he had written and posted between the end of 2000 and the spring of 2008. He did delete some older posts but never to the extent he discussed early on. Internet Monk continued for another decade after Michael passed and there are 20 years worth of posts archived today at iMonk.blog
Discussion of putting the Internet Monk website into mothballs, making it little more than a frontpage for the podcast, and Michael’s next big project Jesus Shaped Spirituality. I will have more to say later about that project but for now let’s keep this post the same size and shape as the other iMonk Radio posts.