October 19, 2017

Archives for March 2009

Avoiding Death by Nostalgia: My Denomination (The SBC) Today

The following post is completely and only my personal opinion. It is the first of two posts about my denomination. The second will examine the idea of A Great Commission Resurgence: Is It A Possible SBC Future? Nostalgia- a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition. […]

Preference, Problem or Person?

I told my son-in-law (who teaches/preaches with me at the ministry where we serve) that I believe we are dealing with more atheistic students this year than ever before. What’s encouraging to me is that I am hearing from them, and some are asking questions. Several Christian students have been part of these dialogues and […]

The Evangelical Untouchables 1: What is the Gospel?

The Evangelical Untouchables are seven diverse evangelicals who will give us a window into what’s happening in evangelicalism today. Who are the Evangelical Untouchables? Michael Patton is the director of Reclaiming the Mind Ministries and is one of the teachers on The Theology Program. Tony Kummer is on staff at a Southern Baptist Church in […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #131

This week: Since “The Coming Evangelical Collapse:” Thoughts and Answering Ten Questions. The Coming Evangelical Collapse: A Statistical Review Part 1, Part 2 Our sponsors are: 60 Ways to Leave Your Mother…Alone. A comic by Michael Buckley. New Reformation Press. New products available now. New music and DVDs. Intro music by Daniel Whittington. Exit Music […]

Riffs/CEC: The Antidote to the Coming Evangelical Collapse- Church Planting

UPDATE: What matters more? Being recognized by the ECUSA or the Anglican Church in Africa? The Falls Church has a new daughter congregation and is starting more: A story of church planting in the new Anglican communion in Virginia. This story of a commitment to church planting among the newly freed Anglicans in Virginia makes […]

The iMonk on Steve Brown, Etc.

My favorite interview is always with Steve Brown, Etc. Here’s today’s episode, with yours truly as the interviewee. If you aren’t regularly listening to this program, checking out the Guest Room and Steve’s Old White Guy blog, you’re missing some of the best content in the Christian blogosphere. (I never miss this show. It’s regularly […]

Recommendation and Review: UnChristian America: Living With Faith In A Nation That Never Was Under God by Michael Babcock

Interesting fact: Michael Babcock teaches humanities at Liberty University and has written a first class book saying the church’s emphasis on the culture war instead of the Gospel was a mistake. Interesting fact: Even though Babcock is a creationist (a minor point in this book,) I haven’t read anyone who has put the errors of […]

Riffs/CEC: A Third of ATS Seminaries Are In Financial Trouble

USA Today is on the ringside of the Coming Evangelical Collapse (CEC) with this story on the desperate situation facing a third of the schools on the Association of Theological Schools. (Page loads strangely in Firefox.) Schools are closing, cutting back, combining, going on-line, selling facilities… the situation is serious. Many schools report less than […]

iMonk 101: November ’08: Alone and Not Alone

(From November of ’08. Part of what this web site is all about. And why some new readers may not exactly get it at first.) We talk about the evangelical wilderness around here a lot. It’s sometimes academic, and sometimes it’s very personal to all of us. These are some of my thoughts from there […]

iMonk 101: From January, ’08: “This is the End….”

Posted this a little more than a year ago. Relevant to the recent discussions of the future of evangelicalism. ***Music by The Doors: “The End.”*** There was an elf that met the children at the door. Also in this room was a store that had Barbies, action figures, Brats Dolls, and all of the most […]