February 27, 2015

Sharing A Special Bible: My 1973 “Bible as Literature” NASB

UPDATE:: John H at Confessing Evangelical is the first one in the pool. Jeremy Bouma at Novus Lumen joins in as well. Alan Creech comes through with a Catholic Bible. UPDATE II: Here is the exact Bible I used. (Pictures at the … [Continue reading...]

Evangelical Worship Comes Full Circle (Irony Alert!)

UPDATE II: Some of you probably haven't read some of my older essays on worship, found in the "Worship" section on the older essays page. UPDATE: After having written many posts on evangelical worship and reading hundreds of … [Continue reading...]

The Thirteen Critical Problems Facing Evangelicalism

UPDATE: C. Michael Patton extends the list and the discussion. Someone asked me what I thought the biggest problems facing evangelicals were, and with as much as I've written on the subject, it was still difficult to get a … [Continue reading...]

Am I Jealous?

I don't take many opportunities to write extended descriptions of the ministry where I serve. There are several reasons for that. I don't want to involve my ministry in any of the controversies that might be part of this blog. But … [Continue reading...]

Rerun: Witherington on Osteen vs. Jesus

I ran this post when the link from Ben Witherington first came out. It's one of the best discussions of the issue with Osteen that I've read. Worth rerunning. God bless Ben Witherington, who takes on the THEOLOGY of Joel … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #75

UPDATE: Comments are closed. One commenter feels I am a hypocrite for liking Merton and criticizing Osteen. After about five rounds of this, the point has been made and there's no reason to keep repeating it. All Osteen. All … [Continue reading...]

Making and Breaking Church Leadership

1Timothy 3:1 The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. 2 Therefore an overseer* must be above reproach, the husband of one wife,* sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, … [Continue reading...]

Reactions to the “60 Minutes” Joel Osteen Piece

UPDATE: A page of Horton resources related to Osteen. UPDATE II: So many good Osteen pieces on there. Denny Burke zeroes in on Osteen's glad admission that he does not preach the Bible's main message. UPDATE III: Slate … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 24

Podcast 24. Discussing C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity Part 5: Is Christian behavior a good apologetic? The podcast website is Coffee Cup Apologetics. All the episodes of Coffee Cup Apologetics are now on iTunes. Go to iTunes … [Continue reading...]

New BHT Banner Needed….like….now.

What was it Shakespeare said about disposing of all the lawyers? I just got a handful of major legalese from the Boar's Head Brand Corporation, makers of fine meats and owners of a registered trademark they believe is in the … [Continue reading...]