August 18, 2018

Archives for October 2009

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #159

This week: Vacation stuff. Raising the level of Christian Education. The Evangelical task in spiritual formation. Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. Reformation theology for everyone. Rockbridge Seminary. Family, ministry and online seminary all coming together. Modern Reformation Magazine. Featuring my current article on discipleship. The Ministry to Children blog is “information central” for […]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: That Not Exactly Married Couple….

Here’s today’s HYPOTHETICAL topic. A very common situation. A couple asks to join your church. Well…..a non-married, living together 5 years, parenting 2 of her kids couple asks to join your church. They aren’t married because, basically, of not wanting to lose substantial child support. When that runs out next year, they tell you they […]

The Evangelical Liturgy 13: The Offering

All the posts in this series can be accessed under the category “Evangelical Liturgy” on the sidebar. If you don’t know what I am up to, read the introduction. Go up in the hollers of southeastern Kentucky, find a backwoods Holiness church where the shouting, “hollerin’,” jumping and “barking” style preaching seem to come from […]

Riffs: 10:01:09: Special Needs Members OR How I Was Right and Wrong About Baptizing An Autistic Boy

PLEASE keep this discussion on topic. No Baptist bashing. First, read Matt Schmucker’s short piece regarding his advice on “special needs” church members. (Note to commenters: be respectful of Matt, please. If you disagree, do so graciously.) In 1983 I was finishing seminary and serving as youth minister at a church near the seminary and […]