October 25, 2014

A Moment of Refreshment and Exaltation: Jesus is Our Mediator

I Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus... It is the simplest of verses, but its truth creates worship, rejoicing and exaltation in me every time I think about … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: Out of Business With God

Early on in my blogging career, I encountered some of the ideas of N.T. Wright and a strong dose of the theology of Robert Capon. It's safe to say that both "saved me" in a way that I need to revisit frequently. Here's an early … [Continue reading...]

The Baptist Way/iMonk 101: Walls That Won’t Fall: Basics for the Local Church

In January of 2006, I wrote an essay covering what I believe about the local church: "Walls That Won't Fall: Basics for the Local Church." I'm very happy with this piece, because it covers a lot of things that I believe the Bible … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: A High View of Scripture? by Craig D. Allert

Craig Allert's A High View of Scripture? sets out to convince the reader that most of what evangelicals have said about the subject of canonization amounts to anachronism, a purposeful ignorance of the role of the church and a … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #62

Summer plans, background for "The Baptist Way" and complementarian mythology. There's a slight error in the first couple of seconds when it's played in the player or in QT. It's not on the actual mp3, I don't hear it in iTunes … [Continue reading...]

The Baptist Way: The Dire Situation of the Southern Baptist Convention as I See It

One of the reasons I am doing this series of posts on “The Baptist Way” is to face what is going on in Baptist life today: We’re losing our soul and our identity. We’re becoming the very definition of generic … [Continue reading...]

The Baptist Way: Interview with Dr. Wyman Richardson on Baptists, The Lord’s Supper, Church Discipline and Tradition

Wyman Richardson has served as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dawson, Georgia, since 2002. He previously pastored churches in Woodstock, GA, and Burneyville, OK. He is the author of Walking Together: A Congregational … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 9

Does culture determine our view of truth? + Should we use apologetic resources from Christians with whom we differ? + Roberts/Hitchens debate. Mark Roberts website Roberts/Hitchens Transcript Roberts/Hitchens mp3s Coffee … [Continue reading...]

The Baptist Way: The Lord’s Supper (1)

UPDATE: A related issue to the meaning of the Lord's Supper is the methodology for receiving it. Alastair takes on the wine in communion issue, along with a number of other questions. UPDATE II: In this BHT post, I demonstrate … [Continue reading...]

Lost, False or Real?: A Closer Look at Assurance

UPDATE: Some of my pastoral thoughts on assurance are here: On Faith's Crumbling Edge. Mark Shea is a sharp thinker and commenter. His daily “Catholic Exchange” podcast is always provocative. In a recent podcast contrasting … [Continue reading...]