July 21, 2018

Archives for February 2008

The Vilesidious Letters: On Christian Schools

As C.S. Lewis (apologies, sir) said, it is not difficult to come into this kind of correspondence, once one knows the trick. This “letter” appears to be about Christian schools. Hmmmmm….You can leave Vilesidious a comment, but I don’t think he’ll answer. Dear Slimebeetle, It is with mixed amusement and amazement that I read your […]

Riffs: 02:12:08: Tim Keller and Theistic Evolution + Open Thread

UPDATE: I’m going to take this post from Ed Stetzer as indicative that Keller isn’t a theistic evolutionist, and delete this post. Thanks for participating. Sorry for taking up your RSS space.

Recommendation and Review: Running Scared by Edward Welch

It’s going to be a bit of a book review week here at IM. I’m backed up with several books I’ve needed to review and I’m going to try and get them all in in the next few days. The Biblical counseling movement has never gotten very high marks from me. I’ll spare you the […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #88

The megachurch and vanishing evangelical young people. You all need to buy “The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church” and more Reformation theology gifts from New Reformation Press.

The Church: Flawed and Finished (Final F.A.Q.)

UPDATE: What makes unity more difficult? The continued propagation of new dogmas about non-essential matters that divide Christians from one another. 1. It’s surprising that you say denominations are inevitable when you seem to spend so much time saying they are wrong. Contradiction? Human beings are diverse in the fact of creation. I believe cultural […]

The Church: Flawed and Finished (5)

This is the last post on the subject of the Church: Flawed and Finished. The others are directly below. I will be doing an F.A.Q. post on the topic. 1, 2, 3, 4. What is the connection between the flawed church in history and the completed, finished perfect body of Christ? Is it the fact […]

Sermon: Lessons From A Fight

Since it’s Lent, the lectionary text was Matthew 4:1-11, Jesus’ test in the wilderness. I chose a bit of an imaginative beginning, made sure I anchored this story in the Gospel, then used it as a window to talk about the lessons for our own trials and temptations. Pay attention to what kind of community […]

The Church: Flawed and Finished (4)

Before moving on into more posts on the relationship of the historical church and the ideal church, I want to ask and briefly answer some questions. 1. To what extent is the historical church flawed? Like the human beings that make up the church, the historical church is fallen, sinful and affected by sin in […]

The Church: Flawed and Finished (3)

This series looks at how imperfect and flawed congregations can possibly be the church of Jesus. The first two posts in the series are here and here. When scripture speaks of the church in ideal terms, it is always from the viewpoint of God’s finished work of love and new creation that begins and ends […]

The Church: Flawed and Finished (2)

The introduction to this series is here. I was somewhat “motivated” recently when a Protestant convert on EWTN said “Protestants have Christ, but they don’t have his bride.” I found the statement quite…..interesting, especially in view of how I believe the scriptures describe the church in history and in God’s plans. This second post deals […]