May 27, 2016

David Hayward, “The Naked Pastor:” The IM Interview

I've long admired pastor, blogger and cartoonist David Hayward, aka The Naked Pastor. (That's Naked. Not "Nekkid." He's not up to anything.) I've been excited about this interview and it's proven to be everything I hoped … [Continue reading...]

Response Part 1: The Biblical Worldview and Christian Experience

I now come to the last two posts in this series on The Unresolved Tensions of Evangelicalism. All four posts are accessible here. In these posts I will write a response to each of the four topics of personal disillusionment: … [Continue reading...]

Dear Ed Young,

Blame Bill Kinnon. And if talk about sex bothers you, then you probably need another religion. You're out of luck in this one. Dear Ed Young, It was the grin that really got to me. The arrogant, know-it-all, … [Continue reading...]

The Unresolved Tensions of Evangelicalism: Abandoning Christian Commitment Itself

I am continuing my series on The Unresolved Tensions of Evangelicalism. Here is part 1 and part 2 and part 3. 4. Disillusionment With Christian Commitment Itself In these posts, I have explored the various personal … [Continue reading...]

Introducing “The Liturgical Gangstas”: How Can A Person Grow Spiritually in the Next Year?

UPDATE: We have a Lutheran. Rev. William Cwirla, whom many of you know from The God Whisperers, etc. His post has been added to this one. Welcome to "The Liturgical Gangstas," a panel discussion among different traditions … [Continue reading...]

The Unresolved Tensions of Evangelicalism part 3: Christian Community

I am continuing my look at the sources of disillusionment within evangelicalism. This will be a five part series, with four posts on the sources of personal disillusionment and one on responding to these personal sources. Here … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #119

Purposes of a Financial Downturn. Benedict 16th on Luther. "You make people feel bad." Are the disillusioned standing at the exits with their coats? Our sponsor is New Reformation Press. Great t-shirts, books and reformation … [Continue reading...]

The Unresolved Tensions of Evangelicalism Part 2: God-Proving Christian Experience

I am continuing my series on the unresolved tensions of evangelicalism, I want to explore disillusionment with Christian experience. 2. The Disillusionment of Christian Experience Evangelicalism makes confident claims about … [Continue reading...]

The Jesus Bloggers on The Drew Marshall Show

The Jesus Blogger segment of last week's Drew Marshall Show has been posted. You can listen or download Drew, Bill Kinnon, Daryl Dash and myself having too good a time talking the election, The Shack and all sorts of evangelical … [Continue reading...]

The Unresolved Tensions of Evangelicalism Part 1: The Biblical Worldview

NOTE: This post is analysis and opinion. It's not about what I believe or don't. My posts on Christine Wicker's and Julia Duin's descriptions of evangelicalism's winter are meant to be provocative, but they are also an attempt … [Continue reading...]