May 27, 2015

“Now Mr. Spencer, How Would You Like Your Crow?”

I haven't blogged all that much about Rick Warren in the 7 years I've had this web site, but the times I have- which amount to a couple of essays and a lot of asides, comments and occasional references- it's generally been … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: Butterfly in Brazil by Glenn Packiam

In the center of our campus is a poem on a monument. The poem, which I can't find online and won't reproduce, is about accepting that God has sent you to serve in a small place. You've said, "Here am I, Lord. Send me," and God has … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #76

Rant on Halloween. Rant on Reformation Day. Visit to Celebrate Recovery. Internet Monk Radio is on iTunes Podcasts for free. Search for Monk. I'll appear right under monkeys. … [Continue reading...]

Riffs + Open Thread: Michael Horton on What To Say To A Person Tempted to Become Catholic or Orthodox

UPDATE: The Horton question is part of a larger symposium at Touchstone Magazine on "What is an evangelical?" Michael Horton answers the question: What would you say to someone tempted to become Catholic or Orthodox? Some of … [Continue reading...]

Letting Some of the Air Out of The Reformation Day Balloon

UPDATE: Josh S has a good post on different views of Reformation history. UPDATE: Someone please turn down that "whining" sound. Is it me? Or the guy fisking me? I'm really on your side, O panic stricken fans of the … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: A prayer for Alex- What to do when your child says he doesn’t believe any more.

This is an essay from 2005 that I believe has been helpful to a few parents. It was printed in Modern Reformation. Christian parents are always on my mind and heart. I know it's difficult parenting children when the thing we … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 10:25:07: Willow Creek and the Non-Secrets of Discipleship

UPDATE II: David Head at Ponder Anew has an excellent post on this development. UPDATE: The classy Amy Welborn gives a Catholic perspective. One of the things I like about being an evangelical is that we can just stop, no … [Continue reading...]

Note to those wanting book/music reviews + commenters + ads

1) I am receiving a considerable stream of material to review that I have not agreed to review. Let me make this very clear: I will not review materials sent to me UNLESS I agree to review them prior to sending the materials to … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 25

Podcast 25. Discussing C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity Part 6: Politics, Sex and Marriage. The podcast website is Coffee Cup Apologetics. All the episodes of Coffee Cup Apologetics are now on iTunes. Go to iTunes and search … [Continue reading...]

What Do You Do When God Answers Your Prayer?

What do you do when God answers your prayers? I am a fairly consistent reader and user of the Book of Psalms in my devotional life and worship leadership. Along the way, I've noticed that many of the Psalms are prayer or report … [Continue reading...]