November 22, 2017

Archives for February 2013

But Seriously, Folks …

I was going to save this for Saturday Ramblings, but it is just too good to wait. Warning: Don’t be drinking anything when you watch this, or it will come shooting out of your nose. Just sayin’ … [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrzfbbgJu8M’]

The Scandal Of Shepherdless Flocks

They finished eating breakfast. Jesus: Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these other things? Simon Peter: Yes, Lord. You know that I love You. Jesus: Take care of My lambs. Jesus asked him a second time . . . Jesus: Simon, son of John, do you love Me? Simon Peter: Yes, Lord. You must surely know that I love […]

Heresy: Theological Liberalism

Labels can be tricky, but earlier this month, Roger Olson wrote a helpful, clarifying post called, “Why I Am Not a ‘Liberal Christian.’”  Positioning himself as “non-fundamentalist,” he then goes on to distinguish between those who identify themselves as “progressive” Christians, who are evangelical, broadly conservative, and primarily interested in setting themselves apart from the fundamentalist […]

Schism: Is the Church under Judgment?

“If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the peoples.” (Nehemiah 1:8) “…it’s time for judgment to begin with God’s own household.” (1Peter 4:17) * * * Schism. The first recorded question a human being asked was, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” (Gen. 4:9). In case you are wondering, Cain was saying, “I am […]

The Church and Her Scandals

Though with a scornful wonder Men see her sore oppressed, By schisms rent asunder, By heresies distressed: Yet saints their watch are keeping, Their cry goes up, How long? And soon the night of weeping Shall be the morn of song! – “The Church’s One Foundation,” Samuel J. Stone * * * Money, Sex, and […]

IM: The Oscars Open Mic Edition

Sad to say, I have not even seen one of the motion pictures that are up for Best Picture at tonight’s Academy Awards. Here is the list: Amour Argo Beasts of the Southern Wild Django Unchained Les Misérables Life of Pi Lincoln Silver Linings Playbook Zero Dark Thirty Honestly, “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” and “Amour” […]

iMonk: Post-Stupid?

“I am on a post-evangelical journey, discovering what it means to be vitally connected to Jesus.” * * * A classic Michael Spencer post from March 2008. A truly prominent, not-post anything blogger has put forward the following theory: Those who use the prefix “post” to describe themselves are claiming to be smarter than those […]

Tidbits on the Tebow Tempest

OK, I’m breaking my Tim Tebow fast to give the iMonk community an opportunity to discuss the latest news. I’ve assembled a few quotes from people who give various angles on the story of the NFL quarterback accepting, then declining an invitation to speak at First Baptist Church in Dallas. Read these perspectives and opinions […]

Saturday Ramblings 2.23.13

Welcome to the holiest of all days, the last Saturday in February. Why is today so special? It is the annual Holland Hall Book Fair. What, you ask (if you could ask me), is the HHBF? It is a used book sale to support a private school in Tulsa. Is the school in trouble financially? […]

Time? or Timing?

One common area of cultural misunderstanding involves the perception of time. Once, when we were in India, our host planned a day of sightseeing before the mission team was to present an evening program. In typical fashion, everything took much longer than anticipated and we arrived at the church over an hour and a half […]