December 19, 2014

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #75

UPDATE: Comments are closed. One commenter feels I am a hypocrite for liking Merton and criticizing Osteen. After about five rounds of this, the point has been made and there's no reason to keep repeating it. All Osteen. All … [Continue reading...]

Making and Breaking Church Leadership

1Timothy 3:1 The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. 2 Therefore an overseer* must be above reproach, the husband of one wife,* sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, … [Continue reading...]

Reactions to the “60 Minutes” Joel Osteen Piece

UPDATE: A page of Horton resources related to Osteen. UPDATE II: So many good Osteen pieces on there. Denny Burke zeroes in on Osteen's glad admission that he does not preach the Bible's main message. UPDATE III: Slate … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 24

Podcast 24. Discussing C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity Part 5: Is Christian behavior a good apologetic? The podcast website is Coffee Cup Apologetics. All the episodes of Coffee Cup Apologetics are now on iTunes. Go to iTunes … [Continue reading...]

New BHT Banner Needed….like….now.

What was it Shakespeare said about disposing of all the lawyers? I just got a handful of major legalese from the Boar's Head Brand Corporation, makers of fine meats and owners of a registered trademark they believe is in the … [Continue reading...]

Ten Big Ideas for Donny Deutsch

Donny Deutsch's reaction to Ann Coulter's claim that it would be good if all people were Christians is about as good a tour of the postmodern cul de sac as you'll find anywhere. Read the conversation, then report back here for … [Continue reading...]

Should Women Teach Women?

Some thoughts on women teachers, an issue that continually puzzles me every time I see a Lifeway stocked with Beth Moore Bible studies for sale to Southern Baptists who can't say enough about women not being pastoral teachers.I … [Continue reading...]


Has the whole Christian worldview thing gotten out of hand? I teach "worldviews" as part of my high school Bible classes, and in my Advanced Bible class, I spend a good bit of time giving my kids James Sire's "Seven Questions … [Continue reading...]

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 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...]