August 3, 2015

Where is Church Discipline When You Need It? Part 2: What does Matthew 18 Teach?

Without any intro, I'd like to get right into what I would be saying about Matthew 18 if I were lecturing on the "What does Matthew 18 tell us about church discipline?" I'd begin by noting that the church discipline material in … [Continue reading...]

Where Is Church Discipline When You Need It? Part 1: A Better Approach

Down through the years, I've been part of a few in-church discussions about church discipline. They were all memorable. Almost everyone was against it and treated me like I was going off the deep end for bringing it up. Being … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: What Kind Of Person Will Be A Disciple?

From April of '08. “Now - here is my secret: I tell it to you with an openness of heart that I doubt I shall ever achieve again, so I pray that you are in a quiet room as you hear these words. My secret is that I need God … [Continue reading...]

The “I’m Looking For A Good Church” Project

UPDATE II: Some of your comments are getting dumped by spam filters for multiple links. I can sort through the trash if I have time and you let me know. ALSO some of you "Need a Church" folk need to check back in the discussion. … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #135

This week: Welcome and orientation to listeners on Pirate Christian Radio. Luther's "Sin to Taunt the Devil Quote" and Perfectionism. Welcome to all my listeners on Pirate Christian Radio. Monday, 9 a.m. is my time slot. My … [Continue reading...]

The Evangelical Untouchables 3: Rebaptizing Someone Else’s Church Members?

UPDATE: Lindsey Williams has added his take on the question. NOTE: There are several IM posts on Rebaptism in an SBC context. Use the search function and they are on the first page. The Evangelical Untouchables are seven … [Continue reading...]

Columbine: A Word For Evangelicals Ten Years Later

UPDATE: CNN has the same story as USA Today, but with more reference to the academic discussion and the psychology of myth perpetuation. Evangelicals who are angry at me for posting this should just skip it. Here's a detailed … [Continue reading...]

A Luther Quote To Wake Up The Sleepers

This post is from November of '04. It's a little quote from Martin Luther that's the kind of anti-legalism/moralism injection all of us need occasionally. Some of you won't like it for better reasons than others. I like it because … [Continue reading...]

One Paragraph Reviews: Introducing Paul by Michael Bird; Longing For God: Seven Paths of Devotion by Richard Foster and Gayle Beebe

Introducing Paul: The Man, His Mission and His Message. Well-known New Testament scholar and theological writer Michael Bird has written a basic introduction to the life, mission and message of the apostle Paul. It is a book whose … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: Christopher J.H. Wright’s The God I Don’t Understand

While I haven't mentioned him often on this blog, I'm very impressed with the work of theologian and Bible teacher Christopher J.H. Wright. Wright, like his obvious hero, John Stott, is undertaking serious Biblical theology in the … [Continue reading...]