February 28, 2015

Eugene Peterson, Working the Angles and the Matt Chandler Bobblehead

Matt Chandler spoke at my alma mater this week (yes SBTS alumni, class of '84 and more). You can watch the message here, but one of the Thinklings excerpted part of Chandler's message and the words were very … [Continue reading...]

Gospel Cowards

A church-planting friend just wrote me about a conference he's attended in one of our state Baptist conventions. Plant those churches, boys, was the rallying cry, but stay out of those pubs. Take the Gospel into the world, but … [Continue reading...]

The Evangelical Liturgy 23: The Postlude

I've served at two churches with exceptional pipe organs and organists. Some of my best memories of worship are about the postlude. The last amen had sounded, the congregation was leaving the worship space and the organist, … [Continue reading...]

Circular Reasoning

From the inimitable, irreplaceable, absolutely necessary Naked Pastor, David Hayward: … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: The Christian and Mental Illness II: Is There Such A Thing As Mental Illness?

This is the second in a series I did in November of 2005 on Christians and Mental Illness. Looking back at the comments that this post prompted, it's apparent that many Christians are deeply suspicious of any model of dealing with … [Continue reading...]

What Did Jesus Know? (And How Does It Matter?)

Once again, Jesus is getting me in trouble. This time it's over at the Boar's Head, where a "discussion" on Jesus' knowledge of medical conditions turned into real concerns that I am promoting a less than orthodox view of … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: The Christian and Mental Illness (Introductory Questions)

I did a five part series on this topic in November of 2005. I'm going to rerun those 2005 posts over the next few days. Several times a week, I have to read folders containing psychological evaluations of prospective students. … [Continue reading...]

The Evangelical Liturgy 22: The Benediction

We're nearing the end of this series. I'm very honored by all of you who have stayed along for the entire ride. I hope that someone has given consideration to the lost glory of the Protestant liturgical tradition and the many … [Continue reading...]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: Who Wants All That Music?

UPDATE: Please post on the question ONLY. Do not use this to complain about styles of music. Catholics, etc can go have a coffee. This is for evangelicals and others to whom it applies. Here's my question: "Who wants … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #164

This week: Ecumenism on the streets. Praising the Book of Common Prayer I'm concerned for my friend who is fighting for his life against Leukemia. Apologies for being a bit off my best game today. Real life and all … [Continue reading...]