November 28, 2015

Lessons from a Lousy Referee

I'm not usually the guy with sports illustrations, but this one couldn't be passed up. (And if anyone I know says to me that I was "secretly" talking about them, I'm going to laugh right at you, very loudly.) This is so relevant … [Continue reading...]

Christian Without The Adjectives

I have been reading a novel, and the protagonist is an Italian immigrant, and Catholic. At the end of a long introductory description, it simply said, "...he was a Christian." Now for some reason this struck me. It's not that … [Continue reading...]

How Do I Love The Church? (Or Why Jesus Isn’t An Enabler)

I assume that we are supposed to love the church, even though there isn't a direct command with those words in the New Testament. The love of the Psalmist for the people of God is obvious. Paul's love for particular … [Continue reading...]

Coming to a Church Near You

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God Have Mercy On the Messenger

The ministry where I serve has students from all over the world. We have many Africans and we have many children of African immigrants. These students come from both Muslim and Christian backgrounds. Hebrews 13:3b  Remember … [Continue reading...]

Julie Neidlinger’s Real Voice: The Internet Monk Interview

My guest today is Julie Neidlinger, who blogs at and recently wrote a very honest and controversial post called "Why I Walked Out of Church." That post has been discussed all around the blogosphere over the past … [Continue reading...]

Rob Mathes + Treasury of Daily Prayer Online Demo + New T-shirts at NRP

Run, run now to the Trinity Church in Greenwich website and get Rob Mathes's sermon/song from August 17th. Just do it. It's called "London-Dublin." I'm with Bill Kinnon- Rob has a future as a preacher. What wonderful interaction … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #110

Church Quitting in Evangelicalism. Sunday Morning, Staying Home. Why I Walked Out of Church. Outstanding and on target. Julie Neidlinger is iMonk 2.0. You can post here whenever you want, Julie. My audience is yours. … [Continue reading...]

Difficult Concept Workshop: Repeat After Me…”The Shack Is A Story”

Well here we are again, talking about The Shack. (Original Review. Follow Up. Driscoll. Witherington.) I'm going to start and finish this post with the same encouragement: TELL YOUR STORY. WRITE YOUR STORIES. TELL THEM YOUR WAY. … [Continue reading...]

What Could Southern Baptists (and other evangelicals) do to promote Spiritual Formation?

I mean, besides read their Bibles. Southern Baptists can't really do anything about this kind of thing because, as any real Southern Baptist knows, the denomination isn't a church and actually the "Southern Baptist Convention" … [Continue reading...]