October 1, 2014

Recommendation and Review: Evangelicals and Tradition by D.H. Williams

My list of must-read books for post-evangelicals is short. Newly added at the top of the list: Evangelicals and Tradition: The Formative Influence of the Early Church by Baylor University professor of patristics and Baptist … [Continue reading...]

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...]