April 19, 2014

Riffs: The Biggest Story in Southern Baptist News (and did you even hear it?)

SBC President Frank Page is one in a million. He's a truth-teller who understands what's actually going on in his denomination. Don't get me wrong. My denomination does love its statistics, but they seldom- never?- go all the … [Continue reading...]

Sabbatical Journal Week 2: The Road Home and Back Again

Home is an interesting concept. I have a "home" in western Kentucky, but I feel like a stranger there. I enjoyed visiting this week, but I really am like a man from another time and place. I have a "home" in eastern … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #98

Sabbatical Week 2, Catholics make nice places to pray, Friendship and the God journey, a great book recommendation. You all need to buy "The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church" and more Reformation theology gifts from New … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: My Beautiful Idol by Pete Gall

Matthew 6:31 "So don't worry about these things, saying, 'What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?' 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: A Meme On What You Can’t Say Around Christians

(Thanks to all of you who are already supporting Jesus Shaped Spirituality, or JSS.) We probably need a new category around here: "Words As I Ride Into The Sunset." Catholic blogger extraordinaire Amy Welborn has been … [Continue reading...]

Jesus Shaped Spirituality Has A Home (temporarily)

UPDATE: The new post at JSS is "God is Jesus." I have started blogging at Jesus Shaped Spirituality or JesusShaped.wordpress.com. The actual domain JesusShaped.com won't be up for a while, so this is my temporary home. If … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #97

Movie talk, C.S. Lewis off limits, To those who feel it's not working. You all need to buy "The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church" and more Reformation theology gifts from New Reformation Press. … [Continue reading...]

Missional Street Cred: The Conversation Continues

Somewhere between Mark Driscoll, David Fitch, Bill Kinnon and Jared Wilson there's a discussion about the validity of missional/emerging church claims to know what they are doing/talking about....which I'm not part of, but one of … [Continue reading...]

The Jonah 4 Club

Here's a useful question for me right now. (Maybe it will be useful to you, or maybe not.) Can you find places in scripture where someone had to drastically revise their idea of God in order to know and follow the true God? If … [Continue reading...]

A Must Have Book on Jesus

Because you have a real life, maybe you can only read one book about Jesus scholarship this year. What's it going to be? I love N.T. Wright's Jesus and The Victory of God, but unless you are used to scholarly exegesis and … [Continue reading...]