December 17, 2017

Archives for February 2008

The Church: Flawed and Finished (1)

Some recent comments on EWTN drove me back to my Bible and some time thinking through my concept of how the church is both fallible and perfect; flawed and finished; historical and eternal. I’ll share several brief posts walking through the relationship between a very human and flawed historical reality and its relationship with the […]

For Ash Wednesday: The Prayer of Manasseh

O Lord, Almighty God of our fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of their righteous seed; who hast made heaven and earth, with all the ornament thereof; who hast bound the sea by the word of thy commandment; who hast shut up the deep, and sealed it by thy terrible and glorious name; whom all […]

Converting the Consumers: Directions for the Lenten Journey

At the ministry where I work, we have a little guy I’ll call “Charles.” A middle-schooler growing into a young man. Charles is a church kid, and he’s a Christian. He’s also very, very serious about impressing the adult Christians around him. He wears a tie every day. Almost no one on our staff does […]

iMonk 101: Can I Have My Bible Back? A Guest Post by Joel Hunter

UPDATE: Joel has made an extensive explanation and defense of his “Story or proposition?” argument from this post over at the Boar’s Head. Be sure and check it out if you’ve read this. I’ll be back to blogging in a day or so, but until then I want to re-run this fantastic IM essay by […]

Sermon: You Got Schooled

UPDATE: To those of you writing me wondering about the day, check the Revised Common Lectionary. Today is transfiguration Sunday, and that’s what I preached about. Matthew 17:1-9, but some in Matthew 16, too. I tried to give the event its wider context, and to convey that for his disciples, Jesus may have been the […]

Luther on Sin and Grace

There are lots of Luther resources available from our sponsor, New Reformation Press. I attended Southern Seminary in 1979, 1982-84, and 1986-87. I earned the M.Div and 36 hours of doctoral work. During that time, I studied with Dr. Timothy George in several classes. One J-term- I believe it was summer- I took Dr. George […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #87

Preaching news. Thoughts on the “false assurance” discussion at Frank Turk’s blog. The Quote: Think about who you are this weekend. Be in the Lord’s house with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day and let your assurance be challenged – because unless your assurance is changing you, unless it is putting your treasure in […]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 34

Podcast 34 Questions from Listeners. (Yes, that is my voice changing on the second word of the intro. Finally. I thought puberty would never arrive.) The podcast website is Coffee Cup Apologetics. All the episodes of Coffee Cup Apologetics are now on iTunes. Go to iTunes and search for “Apologetics.”

Robert Capon on the “Baseball Game” Image of Scripture

No single book anywhere by anyone has had 1/100th the positive effect on my life as Robert Capon’s The Fingerprints of God: Tracking the Divine Suspect Through a History of Images. I have no idea what it will do for you, but it was the ingredient that turned a whole lot of dull this and […]