I thought I was missing episode 136 from my collection. But when you start playing #137 he actually says “Welcome to podcast #136.” So if this is in fact 136 then it’s label wrong… and I am in reality missing 137. So enjoy this podcast and look for #138 next week.
Michael responds to those surprised to learn he identifies as evangelical after being critical of evangelicals.
Note: You can easily find The Coming Evangelical Collapse, as well as hundreds of other original Internet Monk posts, on the archive website iMonk.blog
When I posted episode #130 I mentioned that the national attention The Coming Evangelical Collapse received was a catalyst in Michael’s decision to publish a book. In this podcast episode he will talk about choosing a publishing agent. He also responds to the Top 10 Questions about that three part series of evangelical collapse posts once they were suddenly noticed by more people.
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.
Why is it so easy for evangelicals to move away from the Gospel? Michael Spencer addresses this issue by carefully examining Paul’s words to the Galatians.
Today’s secret phrase is “good coffee.” Listen for it.
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.
This week: A Note from God, and the iMonk goes a bit nuts over legalism. That’s how Michael Spencer described this podcast on his original post back in the day.
At some point after the intro Michael is going to call this podcast number 124 but you’re in the right place. We’ll have 124 next week.
Is the church sanctuary a sacred space? What does that mean to you and how has that concept changed over time?
I haven’t listened to this one yet but Michael Spencer’s original post back in 2008 looked like this: