July 21, 2018

Archives for November 2006

Riffs 11:07:06 Bryan Chapell on Brokenness; Julie Bogart on Truthfulness

On the sidebar of the Boar’s Head Tavern, a well known member’s only establishment, there is a sidebar link entitled “The Poor In Spirit.” If you go there, you will find the funeral sermon by Dr. Bryan Chapell for his friend and mentor, Petros Roukas, former pastor of Lexington’s Tate’s Creek Presbyterian Church, who had […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #31

Haggard burn-out and Haggard lessons. Read Gordon Macdonald. Get ready for Advent.

How Did Tony Montana Get On Your Kid’s T-Shirt?

How could Tony Montana be your hero? You don’t know Tony Montana? Where have you been? Tony Montana is the protagonist of the 1983 Al Pacino film, Scarface. As films go, Scarface is memorable for an excess of bad accents, bad script-writing and bad ideas of how to remake a gangster movie. I’m very much […]

The Passion of the Haggard Part II

UPDATE: Read Gordon Macdonald’s comments at Out of Ur. Compelling. “The hardness of God is softer than the kindness of men, because His compulsion is our liberation.” -Henri Nouwen Some thoughts from the archives, and then a few thoughts from the last 24 hours. For starters, say a prayer for Ted Haggard, his wife, children, […]

Weekend File 11:03:06: Site News, Derb’s Loss of Faith and The Passion of the Haggard

Time for the IM Weekend File. First, some IM/BHT site news. I’ve been greatly blessed to have outstanding technical assistance down through the years from Jim Nicholson, Kurt Nordstrom and Phillip Winn. Recently, I’ve been blessed with the friendship and good work of the queen of tech elves, Sonia Albright. As a result of her […]

Recommendation: Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities by Roger Olson

UPDATE: If you can get past the accent, Travis Prinzi is blogging the book. I believe Scot McKnight has blogged it in ten posts under the heading “Do Calvinists Understand Arminians?” UPDATE II: “….Roger Olson’s recent book, Arminian Theology: Myth and Realities (IVP, 2006) is a diatribe against “crusading Calvinists” whom Olson considers a major […]

“Why are my peers so immature?”

My daughter writes me today, and asks why Christians, especially those her age, are so immature. My daughter is a smart, well-above average person in many ways. It’s not the first time I’ve heard that question from her, or from other smart, above average young people. It’s encouraging these days to know that some young […]