November 24, 2017

Archives for October 2008

The IMonk on Steve Brown, Etc.

It’s my third go around on my favorite radio/podcast program. We talked about Halloween, the Election and House, M.D. If SBE isn’t on your itunes, you’re missing one of the best treats on the web. Thanks to Erik, Kathy and Steve for a great time.

Election Day 2008 Whine and Sheesh Party

RECOMMENDED READ: Clark Bunch at The Master’s Table makes the case for taking the opportunity to vote as a Christian’s duty. UPDATE: Those of you planning to stop reading anyone who doesn’t praise your candidate PLEASE don’t read this. I want to keep you as a friend. I am NOT looking forward to Election Day […]

Open Thread: Where does the Bible say Satan wants people to go to hell?

I was watching the documentary “Hell House” with my students in Advanced Bible, and one of the preachers kept saying that Satan wants to take as many “souls” as possible to hell with him, so the church is in a competition with the devil for souls. I’ve heard this hundreds of times in my life, […]

Father Smith Instructs Jackson On Indulgences: A Reformation Day Consideration

Update: On a previous Reformation Day, I was lamenting the one-sideness of the current view of the Reformation (Written before my wife’s conversion btw). It was a sad, tragic necessity, but I have no probem lamenting it and I’m no cheerleader for all things “team!!” _______ Because of the upcoming commemoration of Reformation Day, I […]

Two Book Recomendations For My Post-Evangelical Friends

Two recent releases from Inter-Varsity Press will be of interest to those readers who identify with post-evangelicalism. The first is the Pocket Dictionary of Church History by Fuller Seminary’s Nathan Feldmeth. It comes in at just over 150 pages. IVP has recently released a series of Pocket Dictionaries that make useful, but longer, reference material […]

Jesus Shaped Spirituality Returns with the Gospel of Mark

My other blog, Jesus Shaped Spirituality, has been neglected lately, but that will be changing. I’m going to be publishing a series of Bible studies I wrote several years ago (the first thing I actually did on the internet actually) on the Gospel of Mark. There are 35 studies, going through chapter 8. The introductory […]

Kinnon, Armstrong, Moore: Pre-election Thoughts

Some good things out there as we approach the end of this exhausting, frustrating election cycle. Bill Kinnon launches off of some thoughts about the success of Fireproof as compared to the dismal performance of Amazing Grace, and makes some dead on true observations about evangelicals and the “We Need A Change” mantra. Bill references […]

Do You Trust Your Father With Your Life?

Yesterday, I experienced the great part of being a teacher; one of those experiences that make all the others worth it. It was in my advanced placement English IV class. Our brightest seniors. I’m fortunate to be able to work with them. A few days before we’d taken our final exam, and with two days […]

Mark Driscoll, Michael Horton Analyze Osteen’s Prosperity Gospel

The Osteen Review 90% of Evangelicals Won’t Write

Other Osteen posts here at IM: Osteen Redux, The Mystery of Joel Osteen, Outing Joel Osteen. Newsweek reviews Victoria Osteen’s new book. Thank God for Newsweek’s willingness to say what 90% of evangelicals won’t say. With that story, Victoria unconsciously articulates the problem so many outsiders have with Joel and, by extension, with her. Joel […]