April 23, 2017

iMonk 101: “Mr. Spencer, How Would You Like Your Crow?”

UPDATE: Read how Obama and Warren defied the culture war, from the current Christian Century. Here’s a reposting of my official withdrawal from the ranks of predictable critics of Rick Warren. I was wrong, and I said so. This first appeared at IM November 1st, 2007. BTW, I think more highly of Warren now than […]

Witherington on Osteen vs Jesus

God bless Ben Witherington, who takes on the THEOLOGY of Joel Osteen, particularly as it applies to the teaching of Jesus. Thank you, Dr. Witherington, for doing what so few others are willing to do. American Christianity, if not staying focused on Jesus, gets in big trouble in a culture where entitlement is a tremendous […]

Jesus, Tongue Piercing and The Culture War

[I also dealt with this subject in a previous IM essay.] Col. 2:20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations – 21 “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” 22 (referring to things […]

Spiritual Stew or Bread of Life?

I’ve had two major Bible study projects this year. The first was a men’s Bible study/chapel preaching series on marriage. The second is a careful study of the Epistle of Paul to the Colossians, which I’m teaching to the same group of men two mornings a week, and also using as the basis for my […]