August 27, 2014

What I’m reading, watching and listening to these days.

Reading: Jesus Wants To Save Christians: A Manifesto for the Church in Exile by Rob Bell and Don Golden. A survey of the Bible’s message using the theme of the “New Exodus,” with lots of application to the current empire. … [Continue reading...]

Both Are True

On the study Bible front:The Hope for Today Bible—featuring notes and encouragement from pastor and author Joel Osteen and his wife, Victoria—is to be released in March by Free Press, an imprint of Simon & … [Continue reading...]

Miracle on 34th Street Ecumenism

I love Christmas movies. We have many great family memories of watching Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas or singing “Sisters” and “Snow” with the cast of White Christmas. I have some personal favorites like almost any … [Continue reading...]

The Issues At Stake has put together a good video on the upcoming election. Well worth your time. (HT to Trevin Wax.) The fact that the candidate choices aren't very attractive to many of us doesn't change the importance of what an … [Continue reading...]

A Big Surprise, A Big Criticism, A Big Question: More Thoughts On The Place of Certainty

One of my biggest surprises this year was looking at the program for the Desiring God Ministries National Conference and seeing Dan Taylor as one of the speakers. I love Dan Taylor. His book The Myth of Certainty is in my top … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 49

Podcast 49 Should you give them a Bible? Bumper Music by Greenroom, "Spy Beats." The podcast web site is Coffee Cup Apologetics. … [Continue reading...]

A Few Study Bibles Coming Out Later This Year

UPDATE: Looks like there's more than I thought. Many in the audience may not know that the English Standard Version Study Bible is not the only Study Bible that’s been in the works,. Before Christmas, expect … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #115

Thoughts on the ESVSB, the election, and the need to distinguish Gospel from Law. New Reformation Press. Great t-shirts! Want to be an IM advertiser? Contact me. Music by Rhodes, Sun Like Blood and Randy Stonehill … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: Beyond the Bizarre and the Arbitrary: How I Became Pro-Life

Reprinted from November, 2004. Also read this recent Uwe Siemon-Netto Collective Shame. "Doctors should not be aborting fetuses at a stage at which another doctor "operating under a different set of instructions" could give … [Continue reading...]

Open Discussion at the IM Mic: How Much Can The Bible Do “Alone?”

A very interesting topic arose on the last “Real Differences” thread: Differing views on the distribution of scripture to the public. Got me thinking..... How much can the Bible do alone? (That's a little tricky, because … [Continue reading...]