July 29, 2015

Recommendation: Christ Walks Where Evil Reigned by Emmanuel Kolini and Peter Holmes

Many evangelicals have an interest in Rwanda as a place where short and long term mission efforts are becoming more common. Two of my fellow staff members are quite possibly on their way to Rwanda as career missionaries. Resources … [Continue reading...]

Ortland: Reduced to Jesus Only

From Ray Ortland's blog, by way of 9 Marks. Whatever divides us emotionally from other Bible-believing, Christ-honoring Christians is a "plus" we're adding to the gospel. It is the Galatian impulse of self-exaltation. It can even … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #103

Back to work, I hate voice mail, Conventional Wisdom Addicts, Element's vision; Dispatches from the Evangelical Wilderness Part 2: Three Critiques of Evangelicalism. Intro music by Rhodes. Closing music by Randy … [Continue reading...]

Sabbatical Journal: The End/The Beginning

It's 2:18 p.m. on Sunday, July 13th. The Reds are playing the Brewers. Denise and the dog are catching a nap. I'm getting ready to grill chicken tonight. Looks like it might rain. Tomorrow, my eight weeks of sabbatical are … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: The Briefing on “The Slow Death of Congregational Singing.”

NOTE: Please read the article I'm "riffing" on if you want to comment. I'm sure other people have written about this, but The Briefing has one of the best articles you'll find on what's happening to congregational singing: The … [Continue reading...]

Recommendations: Confessions of a Good Christian Guy by Tom Davis, Good Intentions by Charles North and Bob Smietana

I've got two books to recommend this morning. Both would be helpful to small groups looking for topical resources for discussion and study. The first book is Tom Davis's Confessions of a Good Christian Guy, a book that rings … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor

If you are in the post-evangelical wilderness, this is a must read. No review can tell you how encouraged you'll be by this story. I've got a lot of brief book reviews to write in the next few weeks to catch up after … [Continue reading...]

For Discussion: Has the Roman Catholic Church Changed Its View on the Salvation of Atheists and Other Religions?

"It [the Church] firmly believes, professes, and proclaims that those not living within the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews and heretics and schismatics cannot become participants in eternal life, but will depart … [Continue reading...]

C. Michael Patton Explains Sola Scriptura

UPDATE: A Catholic Response. C. Michael Patton from The Theology Program and Reclaiming the Mind Ministries has a wonderful series going at Parchment and Pen defending the Protestant stand on Sola Scriptura. Today's episode … [Continue reading...]

Who Translated the New Living Translation? (And More Thoughts on Advocating English Translations)

For starters, let's have a full accounting of my participation in the Great Translation Circus. Right behind me is the Thompson Chain Reference KJV that I used in preaching from high school up into college. Not too far from … [Continue reading...]