November 22, 2017

Is It A Sin To Be A Stay At Home Dad?

One gets the impression that, in some churches, a stay at home dad runs the risk of being taken out in the back yard and “dealt with” by “the dudes.” Since the issue came up here at IM, I thought I’d send along some of what others have to say. In this video, Grace and […]

Preachers as Comedians: An Open Thread Discussion.

NOTE: I’ve had comment moderation off for most of the last 24 hours. Good job everyone. It’s now back on. Perhaps, by taking it on and off randomly, I can get the desired quality of posts without as much time investment on my part. I just received yet another clip of someone’s pastor basically preaching […]

Open Thread: So Where Does A Baptist Go For Spiritual Formation?

UPDATE: My apologies for tolerating the troll. So….imagine that a Baptist (or other evangelical)- like my dear wife used to be, for example- were to decide that he or she wanted to deepen their spiritual life; to grow spiritually and in spiritual disciplines; to seek out spiritual direction and pursue spiritual formation. Where would they […]

Open Thread: Panera Ecclesiology

Andy Naselli recounts a conversation his wife overheard at Panera Bread between two men a) griping abut a woman who wouldn’t sleep with them and b) discussing their church preferences. Maybe you’ve heard Michael Horton and the White Horse Inn guys talk about how the modern seeker/church growth churches are generally proclaiming law and not […]

Open Thread Question: Church and Kingdom- What’s the Relationship?

UPDATE: Winner so far: Thinkling Jared. Esp for saying whom he copied from. I think we need to open a window at this little stop on the web. It’s been a bit stuffy in here lately. Here’s a question that’s right at the heart of all kinds of important things going on in my life […]

Open Thread: Union with Christ/Real Presence of Christ

UPDATE: I’m still holding firm on the indulgence granted to those who want to convert me to their version of Christianity, but let me say two things: 1) The thread is a discussion of a question, not a discussion of my errant views of whatever you believe and 2) I can’t respond to all of […]

Open Thread: Does Conversion Include An Experience?

Despite the fact the the pedigree committee has recently met and found me a Barthian mutt, I am a Southern Baptist. Classic Southern Baptist fundamentalism has been a constant in my life for as long as I can remember. I want to open up a discussion on one theological and experiential aspect of that heritage […]

Open Thread: What does it mean to “Let both grow together…?”

Matthew 13:27-30. And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go […]

2008 Predictions

How about some 2008 Predictions? 1. Barak Obama will defeat Mitt Romney for President and evangelicals who refused to vote for Romney will be blamed. The GOP’s conservative coalition will fragment significantly as a result. Democrats will accuse anyone who refuses to vote for Obama of being some kind of racist. Frightening racial incidents related […]