August 22, 2014

Recommendation and Review: What is a Healthy Church? by Mark Dever

Some of you need to buy this book: What is a Healthy Church? by Mark Dever. You need to buy it and start some trouble with it. Here's the deal. Your pastor is caught up in whole church-growth, seeker-sensitive movement, and … [Continue reading...]

I like the Prayer List

When I returned to worshiping at the SBC church down the street, one of the things I wasn't looking forward to was the "open prayer request" time I'd experienced there in the past. My previous experiences left me with memories of … [Continue reading...]

“You Need To Smile More.”

Every day this summer school term, around 9:30 in the morning, I drive two blocks to the post office during a ten minute break from class. I get my mail, which often involves retrieving a package from the postal employee at the … [Continue reading...]

Interview with Peter Matthews, Pastor of Saint Patrick’s Anglican Church, Lexington, Kentucky

Peter Matthews was raised Methodist, ministered as a Baptist pastor for ten years and now pastors a vibrant growing Anglican Mission in America congregation in Lexington, Kentucky. When it comes to evangelicalism and liturgical … [Continue reading...]

The Baptist Way: Discerning the Fullness of Christ in the Lord’s Supper (3)

Exodus 12:13 13 The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt. Ex. 12:14 “This … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 11

"Do Christians make the world better?" and Reverse Apologetics. Coffee Cup Apologetics now has its own website: ccapologetics.wordpress.com Can someone help me get this onto iTunes? … [Continue reading...]

Sanctification and the Only Child

Yesterday my wife told me that she wanted to make a suggestion on how I could be a better person. That's a bit like shooting at a target the size of North Dakota, but she had a helpful, truthful criticism combined with some … [Continue reading...]

The Baptist Way: Confessional Resources for Renewing the Lord’s Supper (2)

My first post on the Baptist View of the Lord's Supper is here. Last week, I apparently shook up the world of people whose stereotype of me precluded any agreement with my Baptist tradition. In a post surveying some immediate … [Continue reading...]

The “Map” Discussion

In the aftermath of reading Alastair's "The Denominational Church," A discussion took over my group blog, "The Boar's Head Tavern," for most of two days. That discussion, prompted by Jack's use of the metaphor of a "map" for the … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 06:16:07: Alastair Roberts on “The Denominational Church”

Let me begin by thanking God for Alastair Roberts, his clarity in writing and his heart for the Church and Gospel of Jesus. Alastair has a post at Adversaria called "The Denominational Church" that is, in a phrase, … [Continue reading...]