August 23, 2017

The Pathetic Pastoral Counsel of the Neo-Reformed

The Pathetic Pastoral Counsel of the Neo-Reformed Do unborn babies and young children go to heaven? Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” –Matthew 19:14 This is one of the questions the Bible does not answer for us. The best biblical […]

Top of My “Don’t Read” List

NOTE: Before you read this post, please read the Moderation Rules in the box below. • • • Unless something unforeseen arises, I won’t be reading Mark Driscoll’s new book, Real Marriage: The Truth about Sex, Friendship & Life Together. I have read the first chapter and several passages quoted in reviews, but only in […]

The Insatiable Beast Takes Another Bite

By Chaplain Mike That wonderful old Christian satire magazine The Wittenberg Door used to have a regular feature called, “Truth Is Stranger than Fiction.” That would be an apt way to describe this story I came across today. I couldn’t have made this up in a thousand years. And I don’t know whether to laugh […]

The Bad News of Self-Righteousness

By Chaplain Mike My reliable source for the culture war, prosperity gospel, and all things “trend-a-gelical” is The Christian Post. They call themselves “the nation’s most comprehensive Christian news website…delivering up-to-date news, information, and commentaries relevant to Christians across denominational lines.” Actually, most of the time it’s like walking into a bad Christian bookstore with […]

A Voyage To Avoid

There is a scene early in Voyage Of The Dawn Treader—the third movie installment in the Chronicles of Narnia series—where Edmund has just arrived in Narnia to meet King Caspian sailing aboard the Dawn Treader. Edmund asks Caspian, “Why are we here?” It’s a question I asked myself over and over while watching this disaster. […]

The Disney-ization of Faith

By Chaplain Mike NOTE from CM: Comments on this post are closed. Please join us on current posts for further discussion. Let me say it right from the beginning — I have always enjoyed Disney movies and characters. From my infancy, when mom and dad took me to Disneyland, to my childhood when I swam […]

Jesus And Kids

I was already feeling rather sick to my stomach. Maybe it was the fact that Ohio heat and humidity run hand-in-hand, and this day both were running in the mid-90s. Maybe it was the fact that I had only gotten three hours of sleep the night before—to go along with the three the night before […]

Update: Easter Morning…for Ted

By Chaplain Mike WARNING: As you read this update, the sound you will hear is the voice of cynicism. With a bit of sarcasm thrown in. As well as a healthy dose of antipathy. If I didn’t think the evidence deserves this kind of response, I would stay quiet. But this is bad news, a […]