October 20, 2017

Archives for June 2007

Lost, False or Real?: A Closer Look at Assurance

UPDATE: Some of my pastoral thoughts on assurance are here: On Faith’s Crumbling Edge. Mark Shea is a sharp thinker and commenter. His daily “Catholic Exchange” podcast is always provocative. In a recent podcast contrasting evangelical (Shea is a convert to the RCC) and Roman Catholic views on spiritual security and assurance, Shea made a […]

Recommendation and Review: Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul by Tony Hendra

Read an extended excerpt. Also, a story involving the author of the book suggests he may have problems not mentioned in the book. I read a lot of Catholic fiction. Baptists and other Christians haven’t done very well with the genre. To be honest, the same could be said of almost any kind of literature, […]

Site News: Kicking Moderation Up a Notch

A few weeks ago, I made a small change in this site: I stopped requiring registration in order to comment. So far, it’s been a great change. The traffic on the site and in the comments, especially, is way up. The average IM essay easily has 3 or 4 times more commenters than before. Now […]

Five Post-evangelical Answers for Today’s Evangelical Crisis

UPDATE: A Bible translator in Africa takes issue with me. I’ll say more about his observations in a later post. Answers. I don’t seem to have many. A lot of complaints. Not that many answers. Right? I’m an analytical person, and if someone could be paid to diagnose problems, I could probably make a good […]