November 1, 2014

The Choice, The Treasure: Calvinism and the Language of Believing

When I first encountered Calvinism in a Southern Baptist Church, it was with several of my church members criticizing the use of the public invitation. Particularly, they objected strongly to my use of any appeal to “decide” … [Continue reading...]

Tomorrow. Tomorrow.

UPDATE: 4:37 p.m. As good as promised....even with the out. Tomorrow is opening day in Cincinnati, in case you didn't know. So here's a baseball post. Sometime tomorrow afternoon, I'm going to tear up at a baseball game. … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 3:31:07: “The People Formerly Known As The Congregation” or Why Some Christians Are Not On Your Ego Trip This Time Around

My friend Bill Kinnon is one of those people who, by most reasonable assessments, shouldn't be in church. He got ahold of a bad one, got burned and you can still feel it in posts like this one: The People Formerly Known As The … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation: “I’m OK- and You’re Not”

UPDATE: Here's the whole and entire introduction to this book. In I'm Ok-- And You're Not, John Shore has a big idea. Jesus gave the Christian movement two major pieces of instruction: The Great Commission to reach all people … [Continue reading...]

Blogging from “Worship and Arts” Part 3

I'd like to thank Campbellsville University for hosting this conference. It's been great and I hope they have many other similar events. At his third session on "Lament," Michael Card spoke about Jesus the Lamenter. These are a … [Continue reading...]

Spencer Family Poets

The Spencer family poets are busy. Here's an amazing Holy Week poem by Denise. Clay continues to show that he is becoming a fine poet with these two outstanding poems. … [Continue reading...]

Blogging from “Worship and Arts” Part 2

I want to run through some of the highlights of Michael Card's teaching sessions on "The Lost Language of Lament." These are all short summaries from my notebook. On 9-11, Calvin Seerveld called Michael and said, " … [Continue reading...]

Blogging from “Worship and Arts” Part 1

I'm going to try and blog the conference a bit. (Thursday morning, 9:09 a.m.) I'm at the "Worship and Arts" conference sponsored by Campbellsvile University. (Actually at a local church) Small crowd. Michael Card is the main … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 3:24:07: A “Post-Christian” Confessional at The Parish

BHT fellow Tom Hinkle reposts this confessional piece from a blogger at "The Parish." If you want to read 1) the TR version of where the emerging church is going or 2) my opinion of what much of evangelical fundamentalism is … [Continue reading...]

“…but some doubted.”

UPDATE: John at Confessing Evangelical adds to this discussion. 16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 … [Continue reading...]