October 20, 2014

Post-Evangelicals and the Path of Catholic Spirituality

In Ian Morgan Cron's book Chasing Francis, (reviewed below) burned-out pastor Chase Falson calls his Uncle Kenny- A Franciscan priest- to begin his path of rediscovering his faith. His pilgrimage takes him through the world of … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron

There's a place in Ian Morgan Cron's Chasing Francis where his spiritually-brokedown-now-on-pilgrimage pastor protagonist returns, looks his congregation in the eye and says "When I left here, I wasn't sure what a Christian looked … [Continue reading...]

Dear CBD: Why the endorsement of Joel Osteen?

UPDATE III: While we wait for CBD to apologize, we can all play Oprah or Osteen. UPDATE II: Can anyone in a Lifeway Store or working for Lifeway confirm that Lifeway is selling this book? Please tell me it isn't true. If TIME … [Continue reading...]

IMonk 101: A Generous Catholicity

Here's an essay from the archives that discusses that part of post-evangelicalism some find the most obnoxious: the confession that I believe in the catholic church and a catholic Christianity. It's called "A Generous … [Continue reading...]

No Riffs/Just Read: Jared Wilson on the “Cool/Uncool” Christian Videos

It's not often that I don't have anything to say, but I would insult you to try and add to anything my brother Jared Wilson says in this post lamenting the "cool Christian/uncool Christian" video ads used by some churches. This … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 18

"Will God punish people forever in hell?" In this last segment, I talk about how to not get cornered by the usual traps in this question. Coffee Cup Apologetics now has its own website: ccapologetics.wordpress.com All the … [Continue reading...]

Recommendations and Reviews: Brand Jesus by Tyler Wigg Stevenson

How do you know I like this book? I spent three hours writing the review, hit publish and Wordpress promptly ate it. I’m rewriting it. Tyler Wigg Stevenson is a writer, preacher and political activist with credentials as … [Continue reading...]

Mother Teresa and the Mystery of God’s Absence

UPDATE: I am not going to publish comments claiming that Roman Catholics are not Christians. Critics- atheistic, fundamentalist, truly reformed and those too correct to be labeled- will probably go completely bonkers with … [Continue reading...]

Riffing On Me: Jared Wilson’s “The Hard Stuff of Real Lives.”

I don't usually link people who riff on my work, but I have tremendous respect for Jared at Gospel Driven Church, and his use of one of my better pieces "To Know We're Not Alone," is a real honor. Take a moment and read "The Hard … [Continue reading...]

The Eugene Peterson Book That Turned My World Upside Down

I'd read Eugene Peterson for a while in his IVP Old Testament books when I purchased and read a book on pastoral ministry called Working the Angles. Wow. No book in my library is more underlined. This is what I needed to hear … [Continue reading...]