April 18, 2014

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #41

On being in denial about our controversies vs learning how to differ as members of the same family. Some newsy bits. … [Continue reading...]

Ground Rules: The Decision To Make It Personal

Ground Rules is a series of posts on some of the issues raised in my interactions with my critics in the blogosphere. Imagine with me, if you will, the following strange story. Imagine that I make a blog post taking issue … [Continue reading...]

Blogs I’d Like to Read (or How To Perk Up A Boring Blogosphere)

I’m not one of those constantly offended, hand-wringing bloggers who has to run a monthly post complaining about the Christian blogosphere or tell you ten rules for the Christian blogger. That may be because, as some frequently … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #40

Short podcast. Site news of various kinds. Read Frank Turk. Clay Spencer Denise Spencer Frank Turk … [Continue reading...]

Evangelism: Resources, Methods and Content

This post is a survey of some thoughts about evangelism that I've wanted to share for some time in response to several discussions and posts in the blogosphere. I hope they are helpful in some way to those of you who do … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 1:08:07: Mark Galli: Liturgy Beyond the Rat Race of “Relevance”

Thanks, Mark Galli. If these two paragraphs summarizing the thoughts on liturgy in your current book project are any indication, I may buy twenty. Why do post-evangelicals like myself find such a comfort and a shelter in … [Continue reading...]

Passive or Passionate?: Francis Chan and the God of the Gospel Offer

UPDATE: Kiwi and an Emu has some thoughts. UPDATE II: Frank Turk has some outstanding thoughts on this topic, plus a great Spurgeon quote. This is a dialog that will be very helpful to many SBC leaders wondering if Calvinism is … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #39

My favorite Christmas gift. A Sara Groves song for New Year. Financial integrity for churches. Epiphany. Encouragement from Hebrews. Sara Groves Embezzlement at Amy Welborn's blog (Not what it sounds like.) The Internet … [Continue reading...]

Recommendations and Reviews: J.F. Powers, “Wheat That Springeth Green”

Just finished J.F. Powers' novel of the life of an ordinary suburban priest, Wheat That Springeth Green. Maybe I'm starved for a good novel, but it was fine. Great character. Understated, excellent humor. A simple, even profound, … [Continue reading...]

Remembering The Stutterer

When I was a child and a teenager, I stuttered. For several years, quite badly. Those who know me will notice that I can still get into some stuttering patterns when I’m nervous or stressed, but for the most part, my stuttering … [Continue reading...]