March 28, 2017

Advice to My Daughter: GOP

Advice to My Daughter: GOP or Libertarian? My daughter struggling with whether she is a Republican or a Libertarian. Here's her post. Here's my answer. Dear Noel, First of all, remember that your political principles are … [Continue reading...]

No Room for a Pastor

No Room for a Pastor in a School Lunchroom Saw this story about a church I'm very familiar with in the town where I pastored for four years. Seems the local school board has banned ministers from eating lunch with students in … [Continue reading...]

What’s pathetic about this interview

What's pathetic about this interview with Mel Gibson aren't his answers- which are simple, not particularly eloquent, and nothing we haven't heard before- but the brutally stupid questions Dianne Sawyer was asking. I almost typed … [Continue reading...]

The Second Commandment, The Passion,

The Second Commandment, The Passion, and Evangelical Endorsements "I Think I Need A Stiff Drink" links to this PCA Pastor's vigorous defense of a strict view of the second commandment. If you want to read a detailed legalistic … [Continue reading...]

Is the gore necessary? Martin

Is the gore necessary? Martin Marty- one liberal who has my utmost respect- comments on violence in The Passion, and I must say that I agree with every word. Really, this is perfect.The previewers who like violence if it shows … [Continue reading...]

Samuel Blackburn on Lust Al

Samuel Blackburn on Lust Al Mohler reviews Samuel Blackburn on that most interesting of topics, Lust.Blackburn's purpose is to overcome all pessimism towards lust. He even defends the use of pornography, which can, he argues, … [Continue reading...]

A thought from my study

A thought from my study of Mark 15 today. I doubt if it is totally original, but I can't recall coming across it before. I'm interested in the flogging of Jesus by Pilate.Mark 15:15 So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, … [Continue reading...]

Jim Carroll, of the Boston

Jim Carroll, of the Boston Globe, raises the question of whether Christians place too much emphasis on the crucifixion and death of Jesus, and whether this is a distortion of Jesus himself.All of this is to say that death was not … [Continue reading...]

There is simply no way

There is simply no way to be a competent parent to a 19 year old child on the subject of dating. First, I'm an idiot anyway. Second, I've been married for 26 years. Third, dating is inherently confusing, and anyone who thinks it … [Continue reading...]

It’s been no secret that

It's been no secret that Denise has always thought my views on "the will of God" to be distinctly unspiritual, and I found hers to be far too mystical. Tonight we listened to two programs on the subject (from a recent series on … [Continue reading...]