October 26, 2014

The Unresolved Tensions of Evangelicalism part 3: Christian Community

I am continuing my look at the sources of disillusionment within evangelicalism. This will be a five part series, with four posts on the sources of personal disillusionment and one on responding to these personal sources. Here … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #119

Purposes of a Financial Downturn. Benedict 16th on Luther. "You make people feel bad." Are the disillusioned standing at the exits with their coats? Our sponsor is New Reformation Press. Great t-shirts, books and reformation … [Continue reading...]

The Unresolved Tensions of Evangelicalism Part 2: God-Proving Christian Experience

I am continuing my series on the unresolved tensions of evangelicalism, I want to explore disillusionment with Christian experience. 2. The Disillusionment of Christian Experience Evangelicalism makes confident claims about … [Continue reading...]

The Jesus Bloggers on The Drew Marshall Show

The Jesus Blogger segment of last week's Drew Marshall Show has been posted. You can listen or download Drew, Bill Kinnon, Daryl Dash and myself having too good a time talking the election, The Shack and all sorts of evangelical … [Continue reading...]

The Unresolved Tensions of Evangelicalism Part 1: The Biblical Worldview

NOTE: This post is analysis and opinion. It's not about what I believe or don't. My posts on Christine Wicker's and Julia Duin's descriptions of evangelicalism's winter are meant to be provocative, but they are also an attempt … [Continue reading...]

Christine Wicker’s Unmentionables

Have you ever been part of, let's say, a committee assigned with a specific task? You go to committee meetings, week after week, maybe month after month; you work with the committee to complete the task, but something else … [Continue reading...]

Recommended: Wicker and Duin on The End of Evangelicalism

I have a few words about two books that should be of interest to the IM audience. I heard Julia Duin, author of Quitting Church, on The White Horse Inn last week. Her interview was interesting, so I ordered her book and a book … [Continue reading...]

Do You Trust The Abbreviated Jesus?

The other day a strange feeling came over me. Don’t get me wrong about what I’m about to say here. It was just a feeling. I’m not claiming any powers of discernment or certainty. I got the distinct feeling there’s … [Continue reading...]

Iain Murray: Facing the Main Problem in Evangelism Today

I really appreciate Iain Murray, the editor at Banner of Truth Trust, former associate to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and an eminent historian of evangelicalism. His many talks at various reformed conferences throughout the years are … [Continue reading...]

Open Thread: The De-Churching of America: What do YOU Think?

I'm reading some books on the de-churching of America, i.e. the drop in church attendance over the last 50 years. Research being what it is, I know that anything can be proven, but I have my own research tool: the IM … [Continue reading...]