October 22, 2014

No Riff Necessary: Amy Welborn Takes A Roman Catholic View of the Evangelical Circus

When someone else looks at what you spend all your time looking at....and they see the same incredible, unthinkable, unexplainable, bizarre, sad, madhouse of a thing...you feel better. Thanks, Amy. I feel … [Continue reading...]

Can Christians Share in the Joke?

First, a letter from an IM reader, then some thoughts on humor.Greetings. First, let me say I have thoroughly enjoyed the last year or so since I came across your website. It has been a blessing for me. You're probably … [Continue reading...]

What’s In A Name?

Here in Kentucky, most of the Baptist Churches of a certain age have a particular approach to their names. Most choose to go the geographic route, so we have Three Forks of the Elkhorn, Muddy Gap, First Baptist … [Continue reading...]

Done Said It: Why Do They Hate Us?

Will Hinton tagged me, but I wrote the response several years ago: Why Do They Hate Us? When I published this several years ago, over 100 atheists wrote me saying "amen." … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #74

Drought. Deleting old podcasts. Decisional methodology and the evangelical problem. New books. Internet Monk Radio is on iTunes Podcasts for free. Search for Monk. I'll appear right under monkeys. … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: Morte D’Urban by J.F. Powers

My wife says I need to read more fiction, and she's right as usual. So, of course, I find a way to read religious fiction. After finishing J.F. Powers Morte D'Urban, I wanted to share this wonderful book with you. J.F. Powers … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 23

Podcast 23. This and that. Re-recommending Kreeft's book on apologetics. Why debate if you believe in depravity? Brad Pitt's objection to an egotistical God. The Handbook of Christian Apologetics. Brad Pitt quote. Coffee … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: Ten Reasons to Love The ESV Literary Study Bible

I've seen so many special edition Bibles the last ten years that I've gotten very cynical about anything new. When I see things like the Maxwell Leadership Bible or a newly released Apologetics Bible that features an endless list … [Continue reading...]

An Official Apology

UPDATE: Check out the 50 Top Selling Authors in Evangelical Publishing and you'll see what's wrong with us. (And sorry Reformed boys, but that is DON, not John.) Time for an official apology. (WARNING: If you are ironically … [Continue reading...]


Here's a great quote from a World Council of Churches statement in 2006. "Each church is the church catholic and not simply a part of it. Each church is the church catholic, but not the whole of it. Each church fulfills its … [Continue reading...]