May 27, 2018

Glenn Lucke on TRs/The “Humility Zone”

Chief blogger at Common Grounds Online Glenn Lucke responds to my discussion of "TRs", and adds his two cents on epistemological humility, a term I call the "humility zone," and which TRs hate more than Mark Driscoll teaching ESL. … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #32

What I mean when I say "Macarthur-type." Yes, I stutter. Are the rules for male friendships coming next? (Thanks Pastor Ted.) Thoughts on poetry and literature. UPDATE: This note from a listener: "Michael - a technical comment: … [Continue reading...]

What’s On My iPod?

What's on My iPod? Podcasts mostly. Here are a few of the things I enjoy on my iPod Nano these days. Almost all of these programs are available via an iTunes search, so I'm only providing links to those that aren't on iTunes. I … [Continue reading...]

In The Study: Five Questions From Mark 10:17-27

In The Study will share some of my preaching ideas and outlines with those of you who do Christian communication in ministry. Mark 10 is a favorite evangelistic chapter. Every preacher has taken this text and used it to … [Continue reading...]

Ground Rules: Is “TR” a mean and insulting label?

Ground Rules will be a series of posts exploring some of the issues raised in my interactions with other bloggers. Occasionally, I'm criticized for my use of the acronym "TR" as shorthand for "Truly Reformed." I often use this … [Continue reading...]

Riffs 11:07:06 Bryan Chapell on Brokenness; Julie Bogart on Truthfulness

On the sidebar of the Boar's Head Tavern, a well known member's only establishment, there is a sidebar link entitled "The Poor In Spirit." If you go there, you will find the funeral sermon by Dr. Bryan Chapell for his friend and … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #31

Haggard burn-out and Haggard lessons. Read Gordon Macdonald. Get ready for Advent. … [Continue reading...]

How Did Tony Montana Get On Your Kid’s T-Shirt?

How could Tony Montana be your hero? You don't know Tony Montana? Where have you been? Tony Montana is the protagonist of the 1983 Al Pacino film, Scarface. As films go, Scarface is memorable for an excess of bad accents, … [Continue reading...]

The Passion of the Haggard Part II

UPDATE: Read Gordon Macdonald's comments at Out of Ur. Compelling. "The hardness of God is softer than the kindness of men, because His compulsion is our liberation." -Henri Nouwen Some thoughts from the archives, and then a … [Continue reading...]

Weekend File 11:03:06: Site News, Derb’s Loss of Faith and The Passion of the Haggard

Time for the IM Weekend File. First, some IM/BHT site news. I've been greatly blessed to have outstanding technical assistance down through the years from Jim Nicholson, Kurt Nordstrom and Phillip Winn. Recently, I've been … [Continue reading...]