November 19, 2017

Archives for June 2009

Open Thread: What’s Our Message?

So Evangelicals….what will be your version?

“What are your thoughts on a Biblical model for youth ministry?”

Moving on, folks. Moving on. Reader Chris has written me a couple of notes on my overall views of youth ministry. I owe him an answer, but I’d like to open up a couple of posts on the general idea of where we are going in youth ministry. I’ve been involved primarily with teenagers for […]

Danny Akin’s Comments on Mark Driscoll

Southeastern Theological Seminary President Danny Akin on Mark Driscoll: I appreciate Mark Driscoll and Acts 29. Southeastern has no formal relationship with either, but I am thankful for many aspects of both ministries. I think there is much that our students can learn from them. Mark and I have become good friends, but I do […]

The Driscoll Debate: iMonk vs Turk, Part 2

UPDATE: Justin D. Barnard at Mere Comments has a much more useful and on point critique of Driscoll here. First of all, let me thank Frank for the opportunity to have a good discussion about the issue of pastoral accountability in the internet age (a very important topic) and for having such a constructive and […]

A List of Factors Affecting Current Events in the SBC

Last night I had the opportunity to talk to a group of about 20 longtime SBCers on recent events in the SBC. These are folks who work with me at a ministry that is partially (6%) funded by Cooperative Program funds, so there is some interest. Many, not all, are older and had a lot […]

Riffs: 06:29:09: Timmy Brister on the Beauty of Church Discipline and the Pastoral Faithfulness of Tom Ascol.

Riffs are commentary on other blog posts that Michael feels are particularly significant. Read Tim Brister’s post, Where Extraordinary Grace and Celestial Joy Meet. I’ve been around Tom Ascol on occasion for more than 20 years. If you know much about the (dreaded) Founder’s movement, then you know everything I am about to say here, […]

Centuri0n Vs iMonk: On Driscoll’s Need To Repent

Frank Turk and I have been tossing the Mark Driscoll guilt/repentance issue back and forth a bit. So we decided to both post on the subject and link the other fellow’s post. Then you can argue in the comments. Here’s Frank’s take on the matter. Expect uproarious applause. Trust me that Frank is serious about […]

The Weight May Not Be A Sin: A Thought On Hebrews 12:1

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy […]

A Special Challenge To Southern Baptists: Let’s Lead The Way In A Gospel Centered Direction.

A special message from Michael to all Southern Baptists in the IM audience: Let’s send an offering to our mission boards and lead the way in showing what Gospel centered sacrifice looks like. SBC International Mission Board Give now to the Lottie Moon Offering. SBC North American Mission Board. Give to the Annie Armstrong Offering.

The IM Weekend Report: 06:27:09

Haven’t done a weekend report in a while. –Piper talks about what you have to believe about creation to be an elder at Bethlehem. If I hear this right, you can believe in evolution (most versions) and an old earth. You must believe in a “recent” redemption history. My follow up would be on the […]