November 18, 2017

Archives for October 2013

Randy Thompson on Halloween

Note from CM: I received this email from our faithful reader Randy Thompson and thought it was worth passing along to you. Tokah said it best in the comments today: arguments over Halloween are silly. * * * I suspect you’re sick to death of crackpot articles on Halloween, but I couldn’t resist passing this […]

Riding the Right Wave?

Richard Land, who for 25 years served the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, became president of Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) in Charlotte, N.C. in July. In a recent article, Land notes that apologetics has been the special focus of the school, and he believes a renewed emphasis upon that discipline in the future […]

Michael Spencer’s Favorite Halloween Article

Note from CM: This was Michael Spencer’s favorite article on Halloween. Thanks to James B. Jordan for giving us permission to reprint it as we continue our tradition of featuring an annual piece about this holiday. * * * Concerning Halloween by James B. Jordan It has become routine in October for some Christian schools […]

“To go through life guessing wrong”

While reading Thomas Merton yesterday on the subject of vocation (No Man Is an Island), I came across this stunning passage: Our vocation is not a sphinx’s riddle, which we must solve in one guess or else perish. Some people find, in the end, that they have made many wrong guesses and that their paradoxical […]

In Preparation for Halloween…

On Thursday, we will post our annual classic Michael Spencer Halloween rant. In preparation for that, let’s look and see what some folks are doing to mark the occasion this year. Burning Bad Bibles From The Telegraph, by Tom Chivers Marc Grizzard, of Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, North Carolina, says that the first […]

Wilderness Update: Time to Get Real

This discovery of Christ is never genuine if it is nothing but a flight from ourselves. On the contrary, it cannot be an escape. It must be a fulfillment. I cannot discover God in myself and myself in Him unless I have the courage to face myself exactly as I am, with all my limitations, […]

Eagle Taking the Plunge

UPDATE: From our friends at Wartburg Watch: [Eagle] will be authoring a series of posts, which will be featured here at TWW,  in which he will describe his journey. However, that may be a number of weeks in coming. We guarantee that that you will be stunned by the path his life has taken. Some of […]

The Homily

Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.  The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely;  but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from […]

Saturday Ramblings 10.26.13

Greetings, fellow iMonks. Well now, it has been a week here at the iMonastery. We have harvested the fields and put up into barns and even started the canning process. All that is left now is the gleanings. And those we call our Saturday Ramblings. Well, let’s get right at it, ok? Mark Driscoll said […]

Megachurch Money Machine

As I have said on a few occasions, I’m terrible with money. I don’t really care about it (sometimes until it’s too late!) and I have never been ambitious to have a lot of it. I simply assumed that God would take care of me and my family when I went into ministry, and he […]