July 8, 2015


"I am on a post-evangelical journey, discovering what it means to be vitally connected to Jesus." A truly prominent, not-post anything blogger has put forward the following theory: Those who use the prefix "post" to … [Continue reading...]

“Freedom in Worship” for The Liturgically Challenged (Part 1….Maybe)

Walking through the faculty dining hall where I work, I heard someone use the phrase "freedom in worship." It occurred to me that I've heard that phrase in just about every evangelical setting I've ever been part of, and I've … [Continue reading...]

The New Commandment

The word “commandment” is one every first century Jew understood. God had made Adam in such a way that he was responsible to obey God’s commandments. The Ten Commandments were the law of God for his covenant people, … [Continue reading...]

The Example

John 13:12 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I … [Continue reading...]

The Yes or No

The Gospel According to John 13:1 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 38

Podcast 38 Movie recommendation, Keller on Hell and Keep It Simple. Tim Keller resources Andrew Peterson The podcast website is Coffee Cup Apologetics. All the episodes of Coffee Cup Apologetics are now on iTunes. Go … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #91

Book recommendations. Evangelicals don't know where to stop. Reflections on pastoring 20 years ago. Robert Alter: The Book of Psalms Fleming Rutledge: Romans You all need to buy "The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church" … [Continue reading...]

Four Years: Reflecting On A First (and Only) Pastorate

I've written on this subject in another essay: When Loving You Is Killing Me: Thoughts on the Small Church Pastorate. After almost three years, I'm in a slightly different place with this story. Less bitter. More aware of my own … [Continue reading...]

C. Michael Patton of Reclaiming the Mind Ministries: The Internet Monk Interview

My guest today is C. Michael Patton, President of Reclaiming the Mind Ministries and one of the best theology teachers you will ever hear. He also does several podcasts and writes at Parchment and Pen blog. Michael is one of the … [Continue reading...]

Don’t Overlook One Small Victory for the PCUSA

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