December 22, 2014

The IM Weekend File: 08:28:09

And so it begins. I don't know if Kentucky is the first Baptist State Convention to see the handwriting on the wall, but I am very, very proud of our executive board for stepping up to the plate and starting the process of saying, … [Continue reading...]

Dr. Timothy George on The Baptist View of the Lord’s Supper

UPDATE: Dr. George has an article at Christianity Today this week: What Baptists Can Learn From Calvin. As a student at Southern Seminary in the early 80's, I was blessed beyond measure to have a young, brilliant and engaging … [Continue reading...]

I know this doesn’t happen, but….

No snark intended here Catholic and Orthodox friends. Just a story worth telling. I know this doesn't happen....but this time it did. I've been teaching Ethiopian Orthodox students for most of two decades here at our … [Continue reading...]

I’m a Little Confused About Being “Gospel-Centered”

For the past couple of years, the term "Gospel centered" has become ubiquitous in the blogosphere. And as the use of this term has become more and more common, I've become less and less certain that its meaning is simply....being … [Continue reading...]

Reader Reviews: Andrew Marin’s Love Is An Orientation

A few weeks ago, IM reader Chris Giammona made it possible for 20 IM readers to receive a free copy of Andrew Marin's significant and helpful book, Love Is An Orientation. As a condition for receiving the book, each reader agreed … [Continue reading...]

The Evangelical Liturgy 6: The Call to Worship

"Ascribe to the Lord the glory of His name; bring an offering, and come into His courts. Worship the Lord in holy attire; Tremble before Him, all the earth. Say among the nations, "The Lord reigns; indeed, the world is firmly … [Continue reading...]

If I become Lutheran, Anglican or Catholic, it will be because I watched this too many times.

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iMonk 101: Josh Strodtbeck on the Lutheran View of God’s Sovereignty

NOTE: This is part of a series of questions I did last year with Lutheran friend Josh Strodtbeck on how the sovereignty of God enters into issues of tragedy using the Lutheran theological framework. Very relevant to our discussion … [Continue reading...]

Theology Study Toolbar Available From Renewing the Mind/Michael Patton

Our friend Michael Patton at Credo House, Renewing the Mind Ministries and The Theology Program has an announcement at his site that may be of interest to some of the IM audience. "I have designed a theological toolbar to lead … [Continue reading...]

The Evangelical Liturgy 5: The Prelude

In most Protestant and evangelical worship services there is some kind of a transition from non-worship time to worship time. Though this is among the least essential elements of worship, this "prelude" serves a number of helpful … [Continue reading...]