November 24, 2017

Archives for April 2013

A Structured Gospel

  “Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you.” (Mt. 28:18-20, MSG) “I am Jesus, the One you’re hunting down. I want you […]

The Christian Monist on Celestial Dissatisfaction

Note from CM: One of the blogs I turn to regularly is The Christian Monist.  J. Michael Jones always writes interesting and insightful posts, and I want to pass one of them on to you today. Some day I will do some writing about Woody Allen, who has been one of my favorite writers and […]

Nadia Bolz-Weber: A table in the presence of my enemies

Note from CM: I love it when I hear or read a sermon that stops me in my tracks and wakes me up to the radical love and grace of God in Jesus Christ. Like a bucket of cold water in the face, Nadia Bolz-Weber’s sermon from Good Shepherd Sunday (after a very disturbing week […]

As I Have Loved You…

When he had gone out, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look […]

iMonk: Discipleship as Polemicism

From a classic Michael Spencer post, Who and What Are Forming You?. From April 2007 * * * For a large portion of my recent evangelical journey, I have found myself wandering between three varieties of evangelicalism: Southern Baptist fundamentalism Evangelical Calvinism Generic contemporary evangelical revivalism …It’s occurred to me that at least two of […]

Saturday Ramblings 4.27.13

Please forgive the tardiness of this week’s Ramblings, iMonks. I am on the road, and where I’m staying does not have internet service. Can you imagine that? No internet! The only thing worse than that would be no Saturday Ramblings. This will have to be short, and hopefully sweet. Much thanks to Adam Palmer and […]

Mule: Orthodoxy and Revival

Note from CM: One of our regular commenters goes by the handle, “Mule Chewing Briars.” I’ve been enjoying his blog lately; he writes at A Mule in the Chapter House. In some recent comments he’s made here and in the following post, I recognized a story with a trajectory similar to my own. I think […]

Another Look: A Very Real Fight

[This originally appeared in May of 2010. I feel like I am still in the ring fighting this battle, so I thought we would have another look at this topic.  JD] It stood to reason that a struggle with the Devil meant a spiritual struggle … the notion of a physical combat was fit only […]

The Problem with Grandpa’s Church

After World War II, through the 1950’s and especially in the 60’s-70’s and since, America’s culture has been more and more dominated by youth and youth-oriented themes, fashions, preferences, and images. An entire “youth culture” was created and its energy has filled the land. Churches, especially those who have bought in to church growth philosophies, […]

Relating to Augustine

A recent discussion in the blogosphere caught my attention, especially for the issues it raises for churches, pastors, and ministry leaders these days. It started with Derek Rishmawy’s post, “Who Are You Sleeping With?” My Conversation with Timothy Keller. Rishmawy describes going to the 2013 TGC conference and attending a breakout session with Dr. Keller on […]