November 29, 2015

How I’ve Changed: Ten Ways

A friend of mine recently said, "It sure seems that you've gone through a lot of phases during your time as a blogger." I'm sure it seems that way, but most of that is an illusion of the blogging life. The people around me … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #94

Thoughts on the SOM; Invitationalism revisited; How I've changed. You all need to buy "The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church" and more Reformation theology gifts from New Reformation Press. … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 40

Podcast 40 Is Richard Dawkins the best atheism can do? (A review of "The God Delusion Debate" DVD.) The podcast website is Coffee Cup Apologetics. All the episodes of Coffee Cup Apologetics are now on iTunes. Go to iTunes … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 04:21:08: The Emergent Village Statement of Values and Practices

Tony Jones sent me his new book The New Christians, and I've been looking at some of the resource material on Emergent Village. I've been very encouraged the the Values and Practices Statement from Emergent Village. In my own … [Continue reading...]

What Kind of Person Will Be A Disciple?

“Now - here is my secret: I tell it to you with an openness of heart that I doubt I shall ever achieve again, so I pray that you are in a quiet room as you hear these words. My secret is that I need God – that I am sick … [Continue reading...]

Are American Christians “Persecuted?”

I've been in a verse-by-verse study of I and II Timothy this year with several other men on our staff. We had an interesting discussion on this passage and its application in various contexts. II Timothy 3:12 Indeed, all who … [Continue reading...]

The Distinquished Faculty of the IM School of Blogging

At the Asbury Bloggers Society meeting last night, we had a wide ranging discussion on various aspects of blogging and ministerial formation at the seminary level. One of my suggestions was that a blogger develop a list of … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: Magic Books, Grocery Lists and Silent Messiahs: How Rightly Approaching the Bible Shapes the Entire Christian Life

Here's one of my favorite major essays on Biblical interpretation. Lots of important ideas here that I've put together in my own approach to scripture. Yes, it's a long one, but I think it will be worth the time for those … [Continue reading...]

No Jesus Needed

Read the original (written back when I was a Calvinist): On Christless Preaching. Recently I was traveling to a conference with a friend, and I listened to a sermon. Preached by a Christian, a Baptist, a minister at a church, a … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation: Beyond Smells and Bells by Mark Galli

Mark Galli: Beyond Smells and Bells: The Wonder and Power of Christian Liturgy Well....just go buy this book. I know you plan on buying some other book about things you already know, but you need this book, because it’s … [Continue reading...]