October 19, 2017

Archives for July 2009

Riffs: Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church Jefferts-Schori Stirs The Pot

We should always be ears up when The Episcopal Church speaks of heresy. Here’s the presiding bishop of the TEC coming out swinging at the recent general convention. The crisis of this moment has several parts, and like Episcopalians, particularly ones in Mississippi, they’re all related. The overarching connection in all of these crises has […]

From the Writer’s Worktable: Incarnation

Some of what I’ve been writing today as I start two chapters on essential beliefs about Jesus. This is part of a section on the incarnation: The incarnation may be the greatest stumbling block that Christianity places in the road of faith, but that stumbling block is the cornerstone of everything Christians believe about Jesus. […]

Things NOT To Do At A Catholic Mass: Lesson One

UPDATE: Wafergate seems to have been resolved. If you are the PM of Canada, don’t appear to pocket the host. More on this story at the Holy Post.

Marking 31 Years of Marriage to the Wonderful Denise

Thirty-one years ago today Denise and I were married by the Rev. W.O. Spencer at Walnut Street Baptist Church in Owensboro, Ky. Rev. Spencer is gone to be with the Lord and the church building has burned, but our marriage has lasted and is a wonderful blessing to me. This is my one and only […]

The Cornerstone 09 Panel on “The Future of Evangelicalism”

Prof Rah’s Youtube channel has the entire Saturday panel on “The Future of Evangelicalism.” It’s excellent video and in seven parts. There is some minor editing (no introductions for example.) Thanks to Jonathan Choe and crew for great work in producing the video.

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #147

This week: The Gospel in a celebrity worshiping culture. Thoughts on evangelicals and homosexuality. Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. New products available: New music and DVDs. Emmaus Retreat Center. A great place for your next group or individual retreat. E3 Sudan is church planting and training pastors in the Sudan. LCMS Plan for […]

God Isn’t Gamey: My New Hot Button

I’ve got a new hot button. I experienced it this week and I think it’s best to warn the general public that until I make some progress in sanctification, pushing this button could result in an ugly scene. (Before I say this, I know there are a bunch of books on this subject and I’ve […]

First, Second and Third Thoughts on the CStone 09 “Gay Rights and Wrongs” Panel

On Friday, July 3, I moderated a panel at Cornerstone 09 on the topic of “Gay Rights and Wrongs.” Here is the blurb from the CStone web site: Gays, Rights & Wrongs (Moderator: Michael Spencer, w/Andrew Marin, Richard Amesbury, Tony Jones, Christine Sneeringer & Frank Carrasco ) “Is homosexualty still a sin – or a […]

CStone 09: A Few Thoughts Now and A Lot More Later

UPDATE: A few photos are at my Facebook page. I still can’t upload photos here for some reason. Denise and I just returned home from Cornerstone 09. We have a lot to do, but I will get right back to blogging and podcasting later tonight and tomorrow. My apologies to the Pirate Christian radio audience. […]