July 24, 2014

Difficult Concept Workshop: Repeat After Me…”The Shack Is A Story”

Well here we are again, talking about The Shack. (Original Review. Follow Up. Driscoll. Witherington.) I'm going to start and finish this post with the same encouragement: TELL YOUR STORY. WRITE YOUR STORIES. TELL THEM YOUR WAY. … [Continue reading...]

What Could Southern Baptists (and other evangelicals) do to promote Spiritual Formation?

I mean, besides read their Bibles. Southern Baptists can't really do anything about this kind of thing because, as any real Southern Baptist knows, the denomination isn't a church and actually the "Southern Baptist Convention" … [Continue reading...]

Review: The Lord’s Supper: Five Views edited by Gordon Smith

I've never been particularly interested in those books that line up the advocates of different views on a selected subject, give one each an essay and everyone a response. It sounds like a very good idea, but I'm the kind of … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: Who and What Are Forming You?

I looked back in the archives and found this post from April of 2007: Who And What Are Forming You? It's an earlier examination of the issues an evangelical like myself (and like many IM readers) face when seeking to grow in … [Continue reading...]

Why Evangelicalism Drives Us Crazy, and Why We Need Each Other

In eight years, I've seldom launched a post off of a comment. No disrespect to commenters. They are fine folk, for the most part. But I almost never comment on another blog myself. The sort of person who chases down some phrase … [Continue reading...]

Open Thread: So Where Does A Baptist Go For Spiritual Formation?

UPDATE: My apologies for tolerating the troll. So....imagine that a Baptist (or other evangelical)- like my dear wife used to be, for example- were to decide that he or she wanted to deepen their spiritual life; to grow … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #109

Depression and Spiritual Depression. Check out my other blog at Jesus Shaped Spirituality. Our sponsor, New Reformation Press. Music by Rhodes, Sun Like Blood and Randy Stonehill. … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 47

Podcast 46 Thoughts on how it feels to be evangelized. Bumper Music by Greenroom, "Spy Beats." The podcast web site is Coffee Cup Apologetics. … [Continue reading...]

Congregationalism First, Evangelicalism Later

In the November 2007 Issue of Touchstone Magazine, there's a fascinating forum/symposium on "Evangelicalism Today." It's available in its entirety on the Touchstone website, and it is well worth your time. Such diverse voices as … [Continue reading...]

Another Big Thank You + Free Christmas Program

I want to say another very big thank you to those of you who contributed in any way toward the "Vintage Jesus" curriculum project. The materials and study guides are excellent and we have enough to use in the Bible department and … [Continue reading...]