March 29, 2015

Coffee Cup Apologetics 16

"Will God punish people forever in hell?" In this second segment, I talk about what happens when we give up the belief that God is a just and perfect judge. Coffee Cup Apologetics now has its own website: … [Continue reading...]

Christian Unity in Appalachia

Where I live, there's a remarkable amount of visible unity among Christians. I'd like to describe it for you, at least as I've seen and experienced it. I live in one of the poorest regions of the United States. Two counties … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: For Us And Our Salvation by Stephen Nichols.

Stephen Nichols has a proven track record as a teacher of church history who can write on the level of the interested layman and keep the important matters important, the obscure in a safe place and the relevant on the front … [Continue reading...]

When You’ve Read My 800 Page Theology Book, The Bible’s Simple Meaning Will Be Obvious

Every so often, I entertain the notion that if the theologians would leave us alone, Christians would get along quite differently. I know someone- actually a lot of someones- are going to tell me that Christians will divide … [Continue reading...]

Answers to “Can You Be Too God-Centered?” + What you can learn from reactions to a provocative question

I'd like to do two things in this post. Really, this should be two posts, but I'm lazy. First, I want to give some tentative answers to the question raised on this blog and discussed throughout the blogosphere, "Can We Be Too … [Continue reading...]

Ordinary Questions 2: Thoughts and A Story

UPDATE: You have to wonder why David Wayne can see that it's possible to cite and commend both Piper and myself positively, while other reformed bloggers are denouncing me for denying sovereignty and hating on Piper? "From a … [Continue reading...]

Redeeming an Art Form

I got them from Mark Hornes. He found them here with lots more. … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: The Man in the Shadow of Adultery

UPDATE: This is an essay from a couple of years ago that has been helpful to many. I'll rerun it and prayer it finds its audience as it did before. (8/1/07) I have been wanting to write this major essay on adultery for almost … [Continue reading...]

Letters to a Friend 3: God Above Theology?

Letters to a Friend is a series of posts responding to some recent comments of a Christian friend regarding theology, divisions and debates. Previous letters: Division and Infallibilty. Friend says, “I reject the claims of … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 15

"Responding to the most difficult question you will ever hear: Will God punish people forever in hell?" Coffee Cup Apologetics now has its own website: All the episodes of Coffee Cup Apologetics … [Continue reading...]