November 22, 2017

Archives for August 2008

Open Thread: So Where Does A Baptist Go For Spiritual Formation?

UPDATE: My apologies for tolerating the troll. So….imagine that a Baptist (or other evangelical)- like my dear wife used to be, for example- were to decide that he or she wanted to deepen their spiritual life; to grow spiritually and in spiritual disciplines; to seek out spiritual direction and pursue spiritual formation. Where would they […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #109

Depression and Spiritual Depression. Check out my other blog at Jesus Shaped Spirituality. Our sponsor, New Reformation Press. Music by Rhodes, Sun Like Blood and Randy Stonehill.

Coffee Cup Apologetics 47

Podcast 46 Thoughts on how it feels to be evangelized. Bumper Music by Greenroom, “Spy Beats.” The podcast web site is Coffee Cup Apologetics.

Congregationalism First, Evangelicalism Later

In the November 2007 Issue of Touchstone Magazine, there’s a fascinating forum/symposium on “Evangelicalism Today.” It’s available in its entirety on the Touchstone website, and it is well worth your time. Such diverse voices as Russell Moore, Daryl Hart, John Franke and Michael Horton discuss a variety of topics of interest to the IM audience. […]

Another Big Thank You + Free Christmas Program

I want to say another very big thank you to those of you who contributed in any way toward the “Vintage Jesus” curriculum project. The materials and study guides are excellent and we have enough to use in the Bible department and our campus ministry program. Your generosity has been wonderful. Thanks to all of […]

The Frank Viola Project (And Why You Should Take It Seriously)

UPDATE: Ben Witherington has done a multi-part in-depth review of Reimagining Church. 1, 2 3 4. Frank Viola’s response part 1 and part 2. OK. I cheated. I maybe kindof promised a review, but after reading the books, I decided I didn’t want to join the debate. I wanted to say something else, namely this: […]

Recommendation: The (Lutheran) Treasury of Daily Prayer

For the past several days I’ve been browsing a pre-publication copy of a new product from Concordia Press called The Treasury of Daily Prayer. I have to admit that I’ve never been particularly excited about any book called “Treasury.” It’s a title I’d be reluctant to use for any serious resource. So aside from that […]

iMonk 101: The Original…The One…The Only….Wretched Urgency

Back by popular demand, the iMonk essay that should have sold a thousand t-shirts by now: Wretched Urgency. When I think of people beating themselves up with guilt and beating other people up with a guilt-inducing God, I always think of this essay and the stupefying discovery that the New Testament isn’t trying to turn […]

Isaiah Six Reviews The Baptist Hymnal 2008

I am very interested in hymnals as the best conservators of a broad, deep and diverse selection of worship music for the church today. A good hymnal is a post-evangelical’s friend. The Baptist Hymnal (also called The Worship Hymnal) 2008 has been reviewed at Isaiah Six and if you are interested in worship music check […]

Don’t Give Up On Grace

Lots of times, there’s something I want to write about, but it’s just too close to the real world where I live and work, so I have to find a way to not put something out here that’s going to get me in more trouble than I’ve already been in over this blog. But seriously, […]