July 31, 2015

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...]

Sabbatical Journal + Book Recommendation for my Offended Readers

I'm completing my first week of sabbatical here in lovely Louisville, Kentucky. I want to thank all of you who made suggestions of things to do. I've visited many places that you recommended. I've stayed at the Legacy Center on … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: The Humility Zone + Alex Arnold on Theological Skepticism

I've always liked this essay, and I don't want to lose track of it. The Humility Zone is rarer and rarer among Christians these days. Defending the authority of scripture has come to mean asserting the impossibility of our own … [Continue reading...]

Enough Courage to Go Around

UPDATE: Here's a suggestion by Ray Ortland that fits with this post. If the truth about Christianity turned out to be very different from what we'd been taught as young Christians by people we look up to as mentors and … [Continue reading...]

Sabbatical Journal: Departure

In fifteen minutes, I'll be on the road to sabbatical week 1 on the campus of Southern seminary. Look for occasional reports here. Look for some of the fruit of my time away at the temporary home of Jesus Shaped … [Continue reading...]

William Paul Young (author of “The Shack”) on Steve Brown, Etc.

UPDATE: Here's an example of what Young is writing at his own blog these days. I cannot tell you how important it is for you to go listen to this interview. If you've read The Shack and wondered how the story expresses the … [Continue reading...]