October 22, 2014

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...]

Recommendation and Review: Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul by Tony Hendra

Read an extended excerpt. Also, a story involving the author of the book suggests he may have problems not mentioned in the book. I read a lot of Catholic fiction. Baptists and other Christians haven't done very well with the … [Continue reading...]

Site News: Kicking Moderation Up a Notch

A few weeks ago, I made a small change in this site: I stopped requiring registration in order to comment. So far, it's been a great change. The traffic on the site and in the comments, especially, is way up. The average IM … [Continue reading...]

Five Post-evangelical Answers for Today’s Evangelical Crisis

UPDATE: A Bible translator in Africa takes issue with me. I'll say more about his observations in a later post. Answers. I don't seem to have many. A lot of complaints. Not that many answers. Right? I'm an analytical person, … [Continue reading...]