April 19, 2015

No Riffs/Just Read: Jared Wilson on the “Cool/Uncool” Christian Videos

It's not often that I don't have anything to say, but I would insult you to try and add to anything my brother Jared Wilson says in this post lamenting the "cool Christian/uncool Christian" video ads used by some churches. This … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 18

"Will God punish people forever in hell?" In this last segment, I talk about how to not get cornered by the usual traps in this question. Coffee Cup Apologetics now has its own website: ccapologetics.wordpress.com All the … [Continue reading...]

Recommendations and Reviews: Brand Jesus by Tyler Wigg Stevenson

How do you know I like this book? I spent three hours writing the review, hit publish and Wordpress promptly ate it. I’m rewriting it. Tyler Wigg Stevenson is a writer, preacher and political activist with credentials as … [Continue reading...]

Mother Teresa and the Mystery of God’s Absence

UPDATE: I am not going to publish comments claiming that Roman Catholics are not Christians. Critics- atheistic, fundamentalist, truly reformed and those too correct to be labeled- will probably go completely bonkers with … [Continue reading...]

Riffing On Me: Jared Wilson’s “The Hard Stuff of Real Lives.”

I don't usually link people who riff on my work, but I have tremendous respect for Jared at Gospel Driven Church, and his use of one of my better pieces "To Know We're Not Alone," is a real honor. Take a moment and read "The Hard … [Continue reading...]

The Eugene Peterson Book That Turned My World Upside Down

I'd read Eugene Peterson for a while in his IVP Old Testament books when I purchased and read a book on pastoral ministry called Working the Angles. Wow. No book in my library is more underlined. This is what I needed to hear … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: A Parable for our Church-Growth, Seeker-Sensitive Friends

iMonk 101 reruns posts from the IM archives. This is the first "parable" post I ever did at IM. (I actually wrote it back when I was on michaelspencer.us.) "A Parable for Our Church-Growth, Seeker-Sensitive Friends." This … [Continue reading...]

Christmas Program Resources for Your Church

My wife Denise is an excellent dramatic writer, and every year she creates wonderful Christmas programs that any church could use to put together something really classy. She's posted a free creative ministries Christmas program, … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 08:20:07: The White Horse Inn on Dying With Unconfessed Sin

The August 19th edition of the White Horse Inn contains a large segment of interviews asking people at a Christian conference what happens to a person if they died with unconfessed sin. Whatever you do, get this podcast/mp3, … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #69

Propositions and Spiritual experience, Rice endorses Hillary, Tithing. Internet Monk Radio is on iTunes Podcasts for free. Search for Monk. The Internet Monk Radio Podcast is brought to you by The Theology Program. … [Continue reading...]