April 24, 2018

American Idolatry: Success

"In the United States culture has transformed Christ, as well as all other religions found within these shores. In every aspect of the religious life, American faith has met American culture" and American culture has triumphed." … [Continue reading...]

A Little Less Squirrelly Discernment

UPDATE: One of the watchbloggers has finally gone after Luther and the LCMS Lutherans. I can't think of a more deserving group of people. :-) Thankfully, someone is courageous enough to expose Luther for the false teacher that he … [Continue reading...]

Dorothy Atherton Spencer 1922-2006

My mother passed away this morning at 2:10 a.m. I will be off blog for several days. Comments may not be moderated. Thanks for your prayers and patience. I prayed this prayer for my mom dozens of times the last few … [Continue reading...]

Why I Believe In The Baptism of Disciples Alone: A Credobaptist Apologia

A long overdue piece, but I don't want to be seen as a flagwaver for this controversy. Forgive any annoying tone in this piece. I've sat on my credobaptist beliefs through a rising tide of paedobaptism among my blog friends. No … [Continue reading...]

If You Have A Calvinist For A Pastor…

A friend is pastor of a large SBC church I'm familiar with, and a faction in the church is trying to end his ministry because, according to this group, Calvinists are the sum of all evil. Several friends have written and called … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast 5

Internet Monk Radio Podcast 5. Mostly about promoting and provoking spontaneous learning. About 20 Minutes. … [Continue reading...]

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...]