April 1, 2015

Riffs: 09:10:07 Adam Omelianchuk on “Why I Am Not A Calvinist.”

Many of you who read Adam Omelianchuk's "Why I am Not An Open Theist" will want to read his new essay: "Why I Am Not a Calvinist." Adam is part of the absolutely incredible Rock TV Comedy Group. I appreciate this kind of … [Continue reading...]

Some Relevant Quotes for the Olson Discussion

UPDATE: Keith Schooley takes the big chance of critiquing Piper's statements on sovereignty. UPDATE II: It's a good thing the Calvinistic blogosphere wasn't around when Wesley wrote Predestination Calmly Considered.Now, I … [Continue reading...]

Why Isn’t The Gospel Front Page News?

For more than thirty years, I've been reading our state denominational newspaper. While I don't read every word, I usually spend 15 minutes or so taking in whatever interests me. As I read that Baptist newspaper this week, I … [Continue reading...]

A Shocking Agenda for the Church

Jared Wilson's post on 11 Innovations for Your Church. These shocking ideas (plus a couple I'd like to add) define the revolutionary vision of church I'm advocating. Prepare to be knocked off your feet with the sheer … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 19

"Lessons from Mere Christianity" The first of several podcasts examining Lewis's apologetic approach in this classic book. Coffee Cup Apologetics now has its own website: ccapologetics.wordpress.com All the episodes of … [Continue reading...]

Will You “Come Down?”: A Sermon on Humility

This is most of a sermon on humility I preached in the Monday chapel service at the school where I serve. It's taken from the lectionary text for the previous Lord's Day. In many places I included illustrations and more content, … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 09:03:07: Is Roger Olson Committing Blasphemy?

[UPDATE: Justin Taylor calls me out for saying this is at least partially about the "forbidden zone" of critiquing Piper's theology. But not to worry; Steve Hays is here to show us how to blog. Read Rick Phillip's reaction to … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #70

Book recommendations, Can we be spiritually overfed? (I was having some mic problems, so please excuse the second rate sound quality.) Internet Monk Radio is on iTunes Podcasts for free. Search for Monk. The Internet Monk … [Continue reading...]

Post-Evangelicals and the Path of Catholic Spirituality

In Ian Morgan Cron's book Chasing Francis, (reviewed below) burned-out pastor Chase Falson calls his Uncle Kenny- A Franciscan priest- to begin his path of rediscovering his faith. His pilgrimage takes him through the world of … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron

There's a place in Ian Morgan Cron's Chasing Francis where his spiritually-brokedown-now-on-pilgrimage pastor protagonist returns, looks his congregation in the eye and says "When I left here, I wasn't sure what a Christian looked … [Continue reading...]