November 18, 2017

Archives for March 2007

Riffs: 3:31:07: “The People Formerly Known As The Congregation” or Why Some Christians Are Not On Your Ego Trip This Time Around

My friend Bill Kinnon is one of those people who, by most reasonable assessments, shouldn’t be in church. He got ahold of a bad one, got burned and you can still feel it in posts like this one: The People Formerly Known As The Congregation. It’s a Must Read. So go do that. Then come […]

Recommendation: “I’m OK- and You’re Not”

UPDATE: Here’s the whole and entire introduction to this book. In I’m Ok– And You’re Not, John Shore has a big idea. Jesus gave the Christian movement two major pieces of instruction: The Great Commission to reach all people with the Gospel and the Great Commandment to love one another. In Shore’s opinion, American evangelicals […]

Blogging from “Worship and Arts” Part 3

I’d like to thank Campbellsville University for hosting this conference. It’s been great and I hope they have many other similar events. At his third session on “Lament,” Michael Card spoke about Jesus the Lamenter. These are a few thoughts I wrote down in my notebook as I listened. Scripture reading: Isaiah 53. Then he […]

Spencer Family Poets

The Spencer family poets are busy. Here’s an amazing Holy Week poem by Denise. Clay continues to show that he is becoming a fine poet with these two outstanding poems.

Blogging from “Worship and Arts” Part 2

I want to run through some of the highlights of Michael Card’s teaching sessions on “The Lost Language of Lament.” These are all short summaries from my notebook. On 9-11, Calvin Seerveld called Michael and said, “See….you have no songs to sing.” The language of Lament is the lost language of worship, and that loss […]

Blogging from “Worship and Arts” Part 1

I’m going to try and blog the conference a bit. (Thursday morning, 9:09 a.m.) I’m at the “Worship and Arts” conference sponsored by Campbellsvile University. (Actually at a local church) Small crowd. Michael Card is the main teacher. John Mark Macmillan- who I’ve never heard of- is leading worship. He brought a band. It’s pretty […]

Riffs: 3:24:07: A “Post-Christian” Confessional at The Parish

BHT fellow Tom Hinkle reposts this confessional piece from a blogger at “The Parish.” If you want to read 1) the TR version of where the emerging church is going or 2) my opinion of what much of evangelical fundamentalism is producing, then this is your piece. It’s a rant, it’s honest, it’s harrowing, it’s […]

“…but some doubted.”

UPDATE: John at Confessing Evangelical adds to this discussion. 16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been […]

Ground Rules: Blogroll Psychology 101

Ground Rules are a series of posts reflecting on what I’ve learned in some of my controversies and conflicts with other bloggers. Who’s on your blogroll? Your RSS reader? What are you saying by including or excluding them? Somewhere in my future volume called “Blog Psychology: The Behavior of Bloggers Explained” I will have a […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #51

A lot of missional musings. Available from iTunes. Delivered to your door, hot, fresh and with a nice green bow.