September 25, 2017

All You Need Are Attributes: Van Til Returns!

*Music Up....swells....Voice Over* It's VAN TIL LIVE! The Internet Monk Radio Network Presents The BHT's Magic Tail-Chasing Dog, Van Til, in Hippy-Emergent Christianity's Favorite Interview and Entertainment program.....VAN TIL … [Continue reading...]

Smelling Calvinism On My Breath: How The SBC Looks From Under The Table

Every so often, I daydream about what I would say if I had to defend myself as having been a member of or sympathetic with that nefarious group known as "The Southern Baptist Founder's Movement." The Founder's Movement is a group … [Continue reading...]

High Culture, Low Lifes and Judgement In The Household of God: Answering That Tattoo/Piercing Question

Because I work with students, many of them not Christians, but mostly with some Christian background, I get a lot of questions about certain topics. I could probably post a "Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions From My Students" … [Continue reading...]

Book Review: God is the Gospel by John Piper

[The entire text of God Is The Gospel is online at Crossway.] Many of my readers will be aware that I recently removed the essay "The Piper Project" from this web site. I am an unabashed fan of John Piper; a listener to his … [Continue reading...]

Book Review: Common Grounds by Ben Young and Glenn Lucke

[I want to thank Glenn Lucke and Broadman & Holman Publishers for providing me with a review copy of Common Grounds. Visit their blog at Common Grounds Online.] Who would have thought that one of the most loved or loathed words … [Continue reading...]

The Hyles-Anderson-Rice-Jones Worldview Institute

*Music Up....swells....Voice Over* It's VAN TIL LIVE! The Internet Monk Radio Network Presents The BHT's Magic Tail-Chasing Dog, Van Til, in Hippy-Emergent Christianity's Favorite Interview and Entertainment program.....VAN TIL … [Continue reading...]

The Closing of The Calvinistic Mind by James Jordan: Must Reading

Yesterday, I came across an article by James Jordan called The Closing of the Calvinistic Mind. While written from a considerably different place within the world of Reformed Christianity than I occupy, it is simply sensational. … [Continue reading...]

One Big, Happy, Lie: Southern Baptists, Alcohol and Me

I brought something I want to share with you. Do you have a few minutes? I think you'll find it interesting. It's my "Southern Baptists and Alcohol" scrapbook. It tells the story of what I grew up hearing and believing about … [Continue reading...]

Jesus Isn’t Cool: Chanon Ross Challenges Evangelical Youth Ministry

Here's the kind of column that I really wish could be written by more evangelicals: Jesus Isn't Cool: Challenging Youth Ministry, by Chanon Ross. Here's a sample: … [Continue reading...]

Mohler and Moore on Southern Baptists, Southern Seminary and Alcohol: A meandering response to the forum

Steve McCoy at Reformissionary, recently linked to a forum at Southern Seminary where Drs. Russell Moore and Al Mohler discussed the seminary's position on the use of alcohol. (Total abstinence is a requirement for teachers and … [Continue reading...]