October 23, 2017

I Can’t Say What I Want to Say About the 40/40 Prayer Emphasis….but You Can

LINK: Read Matt Davis’s take on the 40/40. Resource: IM lurker Pastor Scott sends along Greg Boyd’s sermon/prayer guide for a current emphasis in his church called “The Great Reversal: The Upside Down Kingdom of God.” Woodland Hills Church media for the series will be here starting Oct. 5. UPDATE: Read IMB Missionary in the […]

Send In the Clowns

To the contrary….my friend Wyman Richardson says it’s a tempest in a teapot. ONE MORE: A life well lived. ANOTHER UPDATE: Here’s Beth Moore’s (excellent) website. I don’t see the announcement anywhere that she is a teacher for women only. Looks like she’s a Bible teacher for anyone who wants to be taught. UPDATE AGAIN: […]

12 Churches, 12 Calvinists

How about a little thought experiment? No hidden agenda; just a way to explore the contention that certain things make all the difference. Imagine for a moment 12 Baptist churches (that may be enough for some of you right there) in my own little Appalachian corner of the world, southeast Kentucky. These 12 churches are […]

A Lord’s Supper Book for the Rest of Us: Making a Meal of It by Ben Witherington III

UPDATE III: If this post has been construed as anti-Catholic, I’m sorry. I assure you that was never my intention. Commending Dr. Witherington for offering up a theology of the supper for those of us who are not Catholics or Calvinists doesn’t seem to me to be ipso facto an attack on Catholics. UPDATE II: […]

Should Women Teach Women?

Some thoughts on women teachers, an issue that continually puzzles me every time I see a Lifeway stocked with Beth Moore Bible studies for sale to Southern Baptists who can’t say enough about women not being pastoral teachers. I Timothy 2:8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands […]

Laugh or Else: The Reasons Baptists Give For Not Celebrating the Lord’s Supper More Often

The Internet Monk Research Division, headquartered in the Internet Monk compound deep beneath the Boar’s Head Tavern here in the mecca of post-evangelicalism, St. Sadies, Maryland, has been conducting a research project. With the completion of extensive research conducted at the highest levels of professional standards, it’s now time to reveal the results to a […]

How “Traditional” is the Traditional Service?

Here in Kentucky, where the worship wars/generational church division is everywhere and spreading, many churches are attempting to navigate the rocks of a potential church split by using multiple services. I’ve been associated with multiple services since 1984, when I joined the staff of a large church that had both an 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 […]

I like the Prayer List

When I returned to worshiping at the SBC church down the street, one of the things I wasn’t looking forward to was the “open prayer request” time I’d experienced there in the past. My previous experiences left me with memories of too much information, too much detail, too much time….just too much. Things haven’t been […]

Interview with Peter Matthews, Pastor of Saint Patrick’s Anglican Church, Lexington, Kentucky

Peter Matthews was raised Methodist, ministered as a Baptist pastor for ten years and now pastors a vibrant growing Anglican Mission in America congregation in Lexington, Kentucky. When it comes to evangelicalism and liturgical church, Peter is the man. He blogs at Guitar Priest, but you need to visit his church or catch his preaching […]

The Baptist Way: Discerning the Fullness of Christ in the Lord’s Supper (3)

Exodus 12:13 13 The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt. Ex. 12:14 “This day shall be for you a memorial day, […]