May 22, 2015

My Theology Can Beat Up Your Theology: Thoughts on always saying more than the other guy.

I've had an idea running around in my mind for a few months, and I'm going to try and get it down on paper. It's slippery, and rather than try to sound profound, I think it would be best to say this is a bit of advice for those in … [Continue reading...]

Sermon: In The Water With Bill Maher (A Sermon on the Baptism of Jesus)

Here's the sermon I preached this morning at a Presbyterian Church nearby. It's the Sunday we mark the Baptism of Jesus. Atheists often characterize Christians as somewhere between stupid and mentally ill. It's unfortunate that … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #84

Bill Maher calls Christians mental cases. (Yeah, I know this would be better at Coffee Cup Apologetics.) Choral Treasure Gothic Records Catalog Bill Maher quote and information on the film, Religulous. Randy Stonehill … [Continue reading...]

A Ron Paul Supporter No More

UPDATE II:Reporters at Reason Mag say evidence indicates that Lew Rockwell edited the newsletters. UPDATE: My friend Travis Prinzi writes about the newsletter controversy. I don't normally do politics in this space. I gave … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 32

Podcast 32 C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity and Emerging Church Evangelism. The podcast website is Coffee Cup Apologetics. All the episodes of Coffee Cup Apologetics are now on iTunes. Go to iTunes and search for … [Continue reading...]

To Do The Best With What We Have: A Counselor’s Meditation

The following incident is fictionalized from real experience. I look at my watch. It's time for a counseling appointment. I clear my desk, bring in the extra chairs and wait. My appointment arrives and the conversation … [Continue reading...]

That’s not my wife….

It's your Internet Monk and friend Dave, playing Presbyterians two weeks ago at First Presbyterian Church, London, Kentucky. I'll be there again this Sunday. … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: Making Senses Out of Scripture by Mark P. Shea

A large part of my ministry is involved in teaching Bible survey to high school students. Last year, I expanded that ministry to teaching an adult Bible survey course. Along the way, I've been on the lookout for resources that … [Continue reading...]

The Temptation to Quit

UPDATE: I've written several things convincing myself to stay. Here's one of my favorites: Thomas Merton and the Greener Grass That Wasn't. UPDATE II: Here's another one: When Loving You is Killing Me. I suppose every person … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #83

A great article on post-evangelicalism; Epiphany for Baptists. "A Return To Tradition" from U.S. News. … [Continue reading...]