February 1, 2015

Recommendation and Review: The Divine Hours Pocket Edition by Phyllis Tickle

Our book reviewer today is my wife, Denise. Read her blog at Denise Day Spencer. I have, in the past few months, become enamored with the idea of praying at various times during the day--not because I want to be more pious than … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 07:02:07: John Piper on Why Christian Children Should Be Confused

UPDATE: Read Greg's story prompted by this post, and feel free to add your own. I'm listening to John Piper's program, Desiring God Radio, for July the 2nd, and the topic is "Pastoral Thoughts on the Doctrine of Election." … [Continue reading...]

Riffs 06:30:07: Mark Shea on Measuring Doctrine by Poetry

It's irritating that a really helpful piece of thinking is on a podcast, but it's a short one: The June 29th Catholic Exchange Podcast with Mark Shea. It's entitled "Measuring Doctrine by Poetry." Protestants be warned: ignore the … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #64

Books. Idolatry of the iPhone. Harry Potter and the Imagination. Quote from Hodge. Internet Monk Radio is on iTunes Podcasts for free. Search for Monk and ignore all other claims to monkishness that appear. Charles Hodge … [Continue reading...]

On Harry Potter and Wicca: A Helpful Letter

Harry Potter will be much discussed soon as both the book and the next movie appear in July. IM lurker Brian sent me this letter in response to a BHT post linking an anti-Harry Potter "ministry." Brian discusses the claim of a … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: Jesus + The Paperwork

Here's a fairly recent post on the subject of closed communion: Jesus + The Paperwork. Yeah, it's pretty blunt. I don't know if I would write it this way now, but my mind hasn't changed. In fact, with Alastair's help, I feel even … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 12

"Why do you believe the Bible is true?" Coffee Cup Apologetics now has its own website: ccapologetics.wordpress.com Let me make this plainer. I am way too dense to get myself onto iTunes. I need total help. … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: Evangelicals and Tradition by D.H. Williams

My list of must-read books for post-evangelicals is short. Newly added at the top of the list: Evangelicals and Tradition: The Formative Influence of the Early Church by Baylor University professor of patristics and Baptist … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: What is a Healthy Church? by Mark Dever

Some of you need to buy this book: What is a Healthy Church? by Mark Dever. You need to buy it and start some trouble with it. Here's the deal. Your pastor is caught up in whole church-growth, seeker-sensitive movement, and … [Continue reading...]

I like the Prayer List

When I returned to worshiping at the SBC church down the street, one of the things I wasn't looking forward to was the "open prayer request" time I'd experienced there in the past. My previous experiences left me with memories of … [Continue reading...]