October 10, 2015

For Discussion: Has the Roman Catholic Church Changed Its View on the Salvation of Atheists and Other Religions?

"It [the Church] firmly believes, professes, and proclaims that those not living within the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews and heretics and schismatics cannot become participants in eternal life, but will depart … [Continue reading...]

C. Michael Patton Explains Sola Scriptura

UPDATE: A Catholic Response. C. Michael Patton from The Theology Program and Reclaiming the Mind Ministries has a wonderful series going at Parchment and Pen defending the Protestant stand on Sola Scriptura. Today's episode … [Continue reading...]

Who Translated the New Living Translation? (And More Thoughts on Advocating English Translations)

For starters, let's have a full accounting of my participation in the Great Translation Circus. Right behind me is the Thompson Chain Reference KJV that I used in preaching from high school up into college. Not too far from … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #102

Cornerstone 08 reflections; What God's shown me on my sabbatical; Dispatches from the Evangelical Wilderness Seminar Part 1 Intro music by Rhodes. Closing music by Randy Stonehill. You all need to buy "The Gospel for Those … [Continue reading...]

What I Learned On My Summer Vacation Part I (Reflections on Sabbatical and What I Learned)

Technically my sabbatical isn't over for another week, and I won't be working for several more weeks, but I am eager to start writing some of my reflections on this time in my life. On the last day of Cornerstone, as I finished … [Continue reading...]

Sabbatical Update: Beyond Cornerstone (Updated 7/6)

UPDATE: Sunday, July 6. I'm home. Made it back to Louisville Saturday night and then on to southeastern Kentucky Sunday a.m. I have a week of official sabbatical left, but I'm actually off work until the middle of August. So I'll … [Continue reading...]

Guest Blogger: Patrick Kyle on Issues, Etc., Lutherans and the New Media

Patrick Kyle is a good friend of this website and I've asked him to share the exciting news of the Lutheran return to the airwaves with Issues, Etc. and much more. Here's Partrick: Among Lutherans there is a long running half … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #101

Evangelicalism's "Only Child" Syndrome and more thoughts on the George Carlin post. Intro music by Rhodes. You all need to buy "The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church" and more Reformation theology gifts from New … [Continue reading...]

New JSS Post + Podcasts + Notes on Carlin + Cornerstone

I have a new post at Jesus Shaped Spirituality called "Jesus Says Cross the Line." I have all the stuff with me for a podcast, but it's hard to do podcast production when you are on the road. I'm sorry to not get something out … [Continue reading...]

Sabbatical Journal: Baseball Week

It's Thursday of "Baseball Week," and I'm in a library getting some of my Cornerstone talks polished off before heading for central Ohio to meet my daughter and son-in-law. Sabbatical is certainly rushing by. Yesterday's day … [Continue reading...]