January 16, 2018

Liberty, Conscience and the Glory of God

The text for a sermon I heard this morning was I Corinthians 10:23ff.1 Corinthians 10:23 - 11:1 23 "All things are lawful," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful," but not all things build up. 24 Let no one seek … [Continue reading...]

American Idolatry: “Men”

Read Two Books. Eugene Peterson, Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral Integrity, an absolutely wonderful book, and John Piper, Brothers, We Are Not Professionals. The writing of Gordon Macdonald is also good in this … [Continue reading...]

American Idolatry: The Good Life

Anyone interested in this series of posts would want to read The Great Giveaway by David Fitch. I want to begin in what will seem an odd direction, but it is important to remember some basic characteristics of the church if we … [Continue reading...]

A Small Arsenal on Eschatology

I've written in several places about my experience with questions from the students and staff I minister to. By an overwhelmingly number, most of the questions have to do with the end times, eschatology and the Book of Revelation. … [Continue reading...]

American Idolatry: What’s Entertainment?

In this series, Michael briefly examines the idolatries that have infected evangelicalism, especially the Southern Baptist Convention. Previous Posts: American Idolatry: With God On Our Side A previous IM essay on a similar … [Continue reading...]

American Idolatry: With God On Our Side

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Why Mark Driscoll Bothers You (or Not)

UPDATE: Driscoll has a short piece of video at Desiring God for those of you who might not have heard him explain his approach to being "missional." My review of Confessions of a Reformission Rev. can be found here. After … [Continue reading...]

Review: Reinventing Jesus

In a flood of books about the radical revisionism regarding Jesus going on in current New Testament studies, it is important to those with less than endless book allowances to find the right book that accomplishes as much as … [Continue reading...]

The Boat in the Backyard: A Father’s Depression and a Boy Who Finally Understands

This piece about my dad, and how his depression impacted my life, is a statement of my faith in Jesus Christ, the one whose Gospel gives hope to dads and sons everywhere. This is the story of how I was robbed, and blessed, at … [Continue reading...]

Divorce, Remarriage and the Gospel 8: Leadership

Divorce, Remarriage and the Gospel 1 Divorce, Remarriage and the Gospel 2: A Map For the Road Divorce, Remarriage and the Gospel 3: One More Question Divorce, Remarriage and the Gospel 4: The Law and The Prophets Divorce, … [Continue reading...]