December 18, 2017

Archives for February 2008

The Empty Shelf in the Southern Baptist Bookstore

I’m very interested in what current SBTS and other SBC seminary students have to say about your future in the SBC. Will you stay if Calvinism becomes a divisive, “lose your job” issue in the SBC? Would you prefer a Driscoll, Piper or Mahaney Network (T4G) to the current SBC? CLARIFICATION: I’m a post-evangelical, and […]

Three Days Among the Mainlines

Unless you’ve been brought up in the insular confines of fundamentalism, it’s going to be hard to understand what it’s been like for me spending three days with “the other kind” of Christians this week. “The other kind” in this instance are mainline protestants, almost entirely Presbyterian Church USA, ELCA Lutherans, ECUSA Episcopalians and a […]

Sabbatical Journal 1/Peterson Seminar (Conclusion)

I’m back home from sabbatical orientation and my three days with Eugene Peterson. Thank you Louisville Institute for your investment in my life and your incredible graciousness for these three days. Last night, Peterson talked about his own sabbatical experiences, which took place 23 years into his pastorate. He took off an entire year, wrote […]

Sabbatical Journal 1/Peterson seminar (continued)

It’s am amazing privilege to spent this time with the man who has been a spiritual director in absentia to so many of us. Based on what I’m hearing in this sessions, Peterson’s next two books should be real expressions of his heart. No one anywhere has a more encouraging message on the possibilities within […]

Sabbatical Journal 1

UPDATED: I’m sortof liveblogging the Eugene Peterson/David Wood sessions. My first step in my sabbatical is a three day orientation here on the campus of the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. Denise and I are staying in Laws Lodge and we will be hearing Eugene Peterson later tonight. This is all a very different world for me […]

iMonk 101: Grace Is As Dangerous As Ever

Here’s a good piece (I think) from the Spring of last year: Grace is as Dangerous as Ever. You can’t talk about grace too much around the blogosphere as far as I am concerned. When grace is understood, you either get in the flow or you resist the Spirit. One is scary and the other […]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 35

Podcast 35 Thinking about “I Can’t Continue To Call Myself A Christian.” I’ve got more to say about this in another podcast. Monday Morning Insight post of “I Can’t Consider Myself a Christian.” The podcast website is Coffee Cup Apologetics. All the episodes of Coffee Cup Apologetics are now on iTunes. Go to iTunes and […]

Recommendation but No Review: Divine Canine by the Monks of New Skete

I don’t have a dog, but I’ve had several in the past and I want another one. I’m trying to make up my mind on that one. We loved our Scottie, and Denise loves German Shepherds. We could always love a mutt or two. I could stand the time thinking about something other than the […]

Riffs: 02:13:08: The White Horse Inn, Law/Gospel and Why I Want My Sermon On The Mount Back

UPDATE: Dr. Michael Horton offers some helpful input in the comments. I appreciate his interest in this discussion. I love the White Horse Inn. Never miss it. I love Michael Horton and Rod Rosenbladt especially. I love the Law and Gospel distinction. I use it. I teach it to my students. I stress it to […]

Review: Simplify by Paul Borthwick

You know a book is different when it starts with the question of whether you need to buy the book at all. In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis talks about the spiritual values of simple pleasures. There are a world of things, Screwtape says, that the “enemy” doesn’t mind humans doing at all: sleeping, eating, […]