November 20, 2017

Archives for April 2007

Riffs: 4:30:07: Daily Sex With Pastor Mark

UPDATE: TSK goes through the rumor mill and separates fact from fiction from bullxxxt. (If I was in Seattle I could say that.) I listened to Mark Driscoll’s “Banned Video” presentation, wrote two posts, scraped both, and then tried to figure out what’s bothering me. I finally think I have it. If you haven’t watched […]

Robert Webber is Gone

UPDATE: Trevin Wax has an interview with Dr. Webber. UPDATE 2: David Fitch has a personal tribute. The tireless reclaimer of the Great Tradition and the man who gave post-evangelicalism meaning for thousands of us, is gone to be with the Lord. He passed Friday after a recent serious illness. His book The Majestic Tapestry, […]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 3: How can you believe in the Christian God when there is so much evil? (Part 1)

Here is the third in the Coffee Cup Apologetics series: Answering the question “How can you believe in the Christian God when there is so much evil? (Part 1)” Coffee Cup Apologetics now has its own website: ccapologetics.wordpress.com.

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: How Generational Insights Have Gone Overboard

Nothing has been more common in the various debates regarding the future of evangelicalism than the prevalence of generational characteristics put forward as absolute law. In fact, the word “generation,” a good Bible word that emphasized both continuity and discontinuity, has come to mean a kind of discontinuity that renders the average church helpless to […]

Four Questions: Steve Sensenig on Worship and Music

Steve Sensenig is a blogger (theologicalmusingsblog.com) and contributor to many good blog discussions. He’s also a musician who has served in various capacities in several different ministries in a wide range of styles from very traditional to very contemporary. Steve is a recording artist, and has also spent some time in the Christian music industry […]

Review: Picturing the Gospel, by Neil Livingstone.

When I first received Neil Livingstone’s book Picturing the Gospel, I flipped through it and said “This won’t be good.” I put it on the bottom of my book pile and didn’t read it for several weeks. This week, I’ve read the book. Several chapters twice. Not just a good book….it’s an outstanding book. So […]

Question: “Should I give money to people on the street who ask for it?”

I received some good questions from a reader on the subject of giving to panhandlers. Here are a few thoughts and responses. I may have more to say in the comments. Matthew 5:38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say […]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 2: How Can You Believe in God When There Is So Much Evil?

Here is the second in the Coffee Cup Apologetics series: Answering the question “How can you believe in God when there is so much evil?” Referenced in this podcast: Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Coffee Cup Apologetics Website.

Review: Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches, Robert Webber, General Editor.

Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches: Five Perspectives. General Editor: Robert Webber. Contributors: Mark Driscoll, John Burke, Dan Kimball, Doug Padgitt, Karen Ward. Zondervan, 2007. What is it about the emerging church that makes it so difficult for Christians to talk about it? Probably because there is no emerging church. There are a collection […]

Coffee Cup Apologetics: Why I Am A Christian: Ten Reasons

UPDATE: Here is the Peter Kreeft material on the resurrection that I refer to in this post and podcast. I have several apologetics presentations that have developed here at my ministry setting. I’m going to do some of them as posts and podcasts. I’ll call the series “Coffee Cup Apologetics.” Here is “Why I Am […]