April 26, 2018

Judging Scripture

A Survey of The Surprising Language of the Bible, by Philip Winn BHT fellow Philip Winn has written a survey of crude language in scripture. It’s a helpful orientation to some little known statements in the Bible, and the language Christians believe- in one way or another- is divinely inspired. It’s an eye opening tour, […]

A Pope Calvinists Can Admire and Pray For

BHT reader Bob Myers sent me the text to this article from Banner of Truth Magazine. It is by Westminster West professor Peter Jones, and recalls a meeting some years ago with a certain Vatican Cardinal named Joseph Ratzinger. IM readers who have appreciated my essays on the Roman Catholic Church will enjoy this hopeful […]

An Optimistic View of Blogging Evangelicalism: Community, Confessional Conversations and Adventures In Self-Criticism

On September 17th, I was privileged to present the following paper at the Civitas Conference: “After Evangelicalism,” at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Thanks to Joel Hunter for inviting me to be part of a panel entitled: “Blogging Evangelicalism: Benign Influence or Ecclesiastical Menace?” It was great fun for me, and a super birthday […]

The Return of “No Voices In My Head”

I’m tired of small potatos. We might as well get to the big dog of these “hearing voices” post. Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome Mr. Bill Mckinnon to the stage for tonight’s main course, “No Voices In My Head.” Mr. Mackinnon may, or may not, respond to your comments. If he does, just remember that he […]

Can I Have My Bible Back?

Joel Hunter wrote this absolutely outstanding piece about the Bible and propositional, positivist versions of truth. I believe IM readers will resonate with much of what he is saying, and it’s said well. The post was prompted by this post from Dr. Lawson Stone on “Hindenberg Theology,” (continued here), and is indebted to Calvin Seerveld’s […]

A bad man is in the house

A Bad Man Is In The House And one peace loving, non-confrontational Christian thinks we can’t ignore him. by Eric Rigney I don’t usually weigh in on political topics in this space. I prefer to leave such ruminations to the more politically savvy, such as the Monk himself. I am more of a philosophical (sometimes […]

The Two Faces of Parental Involvement

The Two Faces of Parental Involvement by Steve McFarland Dr. Doolittle made famous an animal likened unto a llama only with two heads. As I recall it was known in Doolittle books as a “Push Me – Pull You”. In order for one end of the animal to go in a forward motion, the other […]

Steve McFarland: Hugs For Mrs. Hardesty

Hugs For Mrs. Hardesty by Steve McFarland My neighbor told me a story the other day that made me think. Really think. This story has nothing to do with education and everything to do with how we think about the more important school called life. I want to introduce you to Mrs. Hardesty. Mrs. Hardesty […]

Eric Rigney: The Good Spell of Harry Potter

The Good Spell of Harry Potter by Eric Rigney Last summer I was traveling with a friend of mine, listening to the radio, when NPR broadcast a short feature on the Harry Potter books and the rapidity with which children were reading them. Being that NPR is a news organization, the producers dutifully dug up […]

Public schools: Is there a big fix?

Public Schools: Is There A Big Fix? by Steve Mcfarland Being the center of attention has its advantages. People look at you, talk about you, and read reports from others about what they think of you. The world perks up it’s ears when your name is mentioned. When you speak everyone slides to the edge […]