September 3, 2014

Riffs: Karen Armstrong on the Science/Religion Cul De Sac and N.T. Wright on his Differences with Piper

Karen Armstrong (pronounced Car-en, if you care) isn't a religion scholar I'd normally recommend, but I think she makes a fairly good description of what appears to be a good bit of the situation we find ourselves in as regards … [Continue reading...]

The IM Weekend Report: 07:11:09

If you haven't read my daughter's account of her reception into the Anglican Church, you should do so. And you should add her to your RSS feed, etc. Quite an eclectic selection of posts, but all good. New Reformation Press has … [Continue reading...]

Reader Request: Problems With Baptists and the Lord’s Supper

UPDATE: Other IM posts on this topic: Baptist Reasons For Not Celebrating the LS, Confessional Resources, Discerning the Presence of Christ, Intro to the Baptist Way. LOTS of links to Baptist material on the supper in this posts, … [Continue reading...]

Reposted: David Chanski on the Baptist View of the Lord’s Supper (With My Thoughts)

Good, solid, simple, basic Baptist teaching on the Lord’s Supper is remarkably hard to come by. David Chanski from Trinity Baptist in Montvale, N.J. takes care of business in less than 40 minutes. It’s Sermonaudio and requires … [Continue reading...]

Alan Creech Stuff + Gangstas and Untouchables

Our friend Alan Creech has three items of interest. First, Alan Creech Rosaries Aids to Prayer, like Ropes and Little Beads, has a new web site. Easier to navigate, RSS feed, all the whistles and bells. Second, Alan is doing … [Continue reading...]

Thoughts on Derek Webb and Stockholm Syndrome

There is and should be much discussion of Derek Webb's new album, Stockholm Syndrome. For example, read Denny Burk's take here, or if you are intrepid, the BHT discussion that occurred yesterday, primarily between Jared Wilson and … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church Jefferts-Schori Stirs The Pot

We should always be ears up when The Episcopal Church speaks of heresy. Here's the presiding bishop of the TEC coming out swinging at the recent general convention.The crisis of this moment has several parts, and like … [Continue reading...]

From the Writer’s Worktable: Incarnation

Some of what I've been writing today as I start two chapters on essential beliefs about Jesus. This is part of a section on the incarnation:The incarnation may be the greatest stumbling block that Christianity places in the road … [Continue reading...]

Things NOT To Do At A Catholic Mass: Lesson One

UPDATE: Wafergate seems to have been resolved. If you are the PM of Canada, don't appear to pocket the host. More on this story at the Holy Post. … [Continue reading...]

Marking 31 Years of Marriage to the Wonderful Denise

Thirty-one years ago today Denise and I were married by the Rev. W.O. Spencer at Walnut Street Baptist Church in Owensboro, Ky. Rev. Spencer is gone to be with the Lord and the church building has burned, but our marriage has … [Continue reading...]