December 15, 2017

Archives for January 2007

A Crowd of Witnesses

One of these days I am going to write a tribute post to the wonderful reformed historian and biographer, Iain Murray. Murray has created a legacy of something we desperately need in Christianity: the lives of the “saints” that surround us on the journey. That’s a valuable and powerful gift to the church. Consider how […]

Five Reasons I Don’t Like MLK Day

UPDATE: Phillip Yancey on How MLK positively impacted his faith. A must-read. For the 15 years I’ve worked in a private Christian school, I’ve been exposed to thousands of public school kids who bring their understanding and expectations of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to the school experience. I’ve learned a lot from these kids, […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #41

On being in denial about our controversies vs learning how to differ as members of the same family. Some newsy bits.

Ground Rules: The Decision To Make It Personal

Ground Rules is a series of posts on some of the issues raised in my interactions with my critics in the blogosphere. Imagine with me, if you will, the following strange story. Imagine that I make a blog post taking issue with some point made by Ravi Zacharias. I rarely disagree with Ravi, but let’s […]

Blogs I’d Like to Read (or How To Perk Up A Boring Blogosphere)

I’m not one of those constantly offended, hand-wringing bloggers who has to run a monthly post complaining about the Christian blogosphere or tell you ten rules for the Christian blogger. That may be because, as some frequently note, I’m part of “the problem” in the Christian blogosphere. (Yawn) Well too bad. I’m happy to do […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #40

Short podcast. Site news of various kinds. Read Frank Turk. Clay Spencer Denise Spencer Frank Turk

Evangelism: Resources, Methods and Content

This post is a survey of some thoughts about evangelism that I’ve wanted to share for some time in response to several discussions and posts in the blogosphere. I hope they are helpful in some way to those of you who do evangelism. When I came to work at the ministry where I serve 15 […]

Riffs: 1:08:07: Mark Galli: Liturgy Beyond the Rat Race of “Relevance”

Thanks, Mark Galli. If these two paragraphs summarizing the thoughts on liturgy in your current book project are any indication, I may buy twenty. Why do post-evangelicals like myself find such a comfort and a shelter in liturgy? Because liturgy refuses to be part of the various rat races that evangelicals conduct under the guise […]

Passive or Passionate?: Francis Chan and the God of the Gospel Offer

UPDATE: Kiwi and an Emu has some thoughts. UPDATE II: Frank Turk has some outstanding thoughts on this topic, plus a great Spurgeon quote. This is a dialog that will be very helpful to many SBC leaders wondering if Calvinism is the anti-missions theology they’ve been told it is. UPDATE III: Frank keeps it up […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #39

My favorite Christmas gift. A Sara Groves song for New Year. Financial integrity for churches. Epiphany. Encouragement from Hebrews. Sara Groves Embezzlement at Amy Welborn’s blog (Not what it sounds like.) The Internet Monk Radio podcast is available at itunes. Search “monk” and experience the magic. Write a glowing review and receive a special blessing […]