July 22, 2018

Archives for March 2008

The Meaning of a Suit: A Response to John Macarthur’s Comments on Contextualization

UPDATE: Read Tim Keller on putting the Gospel in Context. David Bayly says thumbs up. I hope that this contribution to the important discussion on contextualization going on in evangelicalism will be received and read in a constructive way. I am not trying to take issues with personalities. These are important issues. I am not […]

Larry Norman Interview and Tribute on Drew Marshall’s Program

Drew Marshall, one of the finest interviewers anywhere, is replaying his two hour interview with Larry Norman and posting this past week’s Larry Norman tribute, which contained comments from Keaggy and Stonehill. If you are a Larry Norman friend, you won’t want to miss these great programs. Thank you Drew!

Recommendation and Review: Take This Bread by Sara Miles

A profile of Sara Miles at Religion and Ethics This Week. Sara Miles.net. Easily qualifying as the most interesting spiritual memoir I’ve read since Merton’s Seven Storey Mountain, Sara Miles’ Take This Bread is an incredible blast of fresh air into the shelves of ever-less-relevant accumulations of prose that pass for Christian writing these days. […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #90

Poets. Larry Norman. Coming full circle in the church. Chinese students baptized (iow, I was wrong.) Take This Bread. Larry Norman. Sara Miles. You all need to buy “The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church” and more Reformation theology gifts from New Reformation Press.

Art, Industry and the Evangelical Resistance

Sometime in the past, I read an interview with Michael Card and he was asked a question about contemporary praise and worship music. Somewhere in his answer, there emerged the comparison of the current contemporary music scene to an industry, and the music emerging from it was the product. Art. Creation. Industry. Product. Useful categories […]

The iMonk Challenge

UPDATE: Here’s a wmv file of a Fleming Rutledge sermon from the National Cathedral. (I had some problems with video, but audio was great.) Ever listened to a mainline (Episcopal) woman preach the Gospel? I dare you. And I’d like to hear your constructive thoughts in the comments. Go to the Asbury Seminary Chapel page, […]

Rare: Eugene Peterson Video Interview

Here’s a rarity. Thanks to Subverting Mediocrity for this video of Eugene Peterson doing a public interview at a writer’s event last year.

Can You Study A Book Too Much?

I’m not a literature scholar, but I play one in the classroom several hours a week. That is, when I’m not teaching the Bible to kids from all over America and the world, I teach AP English. Mostly Shakespeare and poetry. The interaction of the two brings some stimulating questions to my mind from time […]

Humiliation, Humanity and the Fifth Commandment: Can We Tell The Truth About Those Whose Sin Affects Us?

Also of interest on this topic: “Does the Story Matter?” (From December of 04) Here’s my original review of Schaeffer’s book, and a later link to an interview with Schaeffer. “My father sexually abused me.” “Both of my parents are in prison on drug charges.” “My dad had another wife and kids in another town, […]