December 15, 2017

Archives for July 2008

Recommendation: Is Christianity Good for the World? and A Primer on Worship and Reformation, both by Douglas Wilson

I quit calling myself a Calvinist in 2006, and I really moved theologically to other theological convictions in the following months. Today I love my Calvinist friends, but I’m not one of them. One of the primary reasons for my shift was my inability to identify my own experience of Jesus as the same as […]

Chronicle of the Journey

Back in the day, many of you counted on me to write about my personal journey. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, almost all of that kind of material has gone into storage or been deleted. Hopefully, this piece will recalibrate us all on the journey, but not cause quite the chaos in my environment as […]

A.J. Jacobs talks about “The Year of Living Biblically”

NOTE: I am not recommending this man’s book. Jacobs isn’t a Christian or even a serious Jew. He’s a writer who does experiments to sell books. This one should be of interest to anyone who reads the Bible seriously. If posting this has offended some of you, sorry.

Recommendations: Just Courage by Gary Haugen, Red Letters and Fields of the Fatherless by Tom Davis

One of the most optimistic developments in evangelicalism is the broadening commitment to issues of justice and compassion, especially among younger evangelicals. This has been reflected in many areas of evangelical life, especially in the proliferation of justice and compassion organizations and voices supporting an promoting them. Evangelical justice concerns have broadened beyond world hunger […]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 44

Podcast 44 Questions on The Shack, Denominational Apologetics, and Homosexuality and Apologetics. The podcast web site is Coffee Cup Apologetics.

Recommendation: New Birth or Rebirth? Jesus Talks With Krishna by Ravi Zacharias

Ravi Zacharias continues his Conversations With Jesus Series with New Birth and Rebirth: Jesus Talks With Krishna. (Other available titles in the series on on the same order page.) Those of us who appreciate Ravi Zacharias as a mentor and teacher have enjoyed these books even as we realize the limitations of each one. The […]

Recommendation: Christ Walks Where Evil Reigned by Emmanuel Kolini and Peter Holmes

Many evangelicals have an interest in Rwanda as a place where short and long term mission efforts are becoming more common. Two of my fellow staff members are quite possibly on their way to Rwanda as career missionaries. Resources on Rwanda are not easy to find. While there are some excellent films, print resources with […]

Ortland: Reduced to Jesus Only

From Ray Ortland’s blog, by way of 9 Marks. Whatever divides us emotionally from other Bible-believing, Christ-honoring Christians is a “plus” we’re adding to the gospel. It is the Galatian impulse of self-exaltation. It can even become a club with which we bash other Christians, at least in our thoughts, to punish, to exclude and […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #103

Back to work, I hate voice mail, Conventional Wisdom Addicts, Element’s vision; Dispatches from the Evangelical Wilderness Part 2: Three Critiques of Evangelicalism. Intro music by Rhodes. Closing music by Randy Stonehill. Element Community’s Bold As Love Vision. Pirate Christian Radio. And our sponsor, New Reformation Press.

Sabbatical Journal: The End/The Beginning

It’s 2:18 p.m. on Sunday, July 13th. The Reds are playing the Brewers. Denise and the dog are catching a nap. I’m getting ready to grill chicken tonight. Looks like it might rain. Tomorrow, my eight weeks of sabbatical are over. Tomorrow I’ll check my voice mail for the first time in eight weeks. I […]