September 26, 2017

Out of the Mouths of 16-year Old Babes: The Terrible Truth About Kids and Parents

The youth ministry professional has something to say, and parents need to read it. First, let's hear about a new book you need to add to the Amazon wish list. This book has a lot to teach us. But not just about our kids. Seems … [Continue reading...]

The SBC and the BWA: A case of abandoning ship too soon?

To hear the Southern Baptist Convention leadership tell it, the Baptist World Alliance had become intolerable. Taking nearly a million dollars a year from those dear Baptists who really wanted to support Lottie Moon and spending … [Continue reading...]

Do Evangelicals believe in hell? Should they?

Dave at the really excellent blog Grace Pages, asks a question that makes the iMonk's honesty meter go into the red zone: "Do evangelicals believe in Hell?"I must confess that the day I stopped believing in hell -- or at least the … [Continue reading...]

Is Reich Right?

In the interesting and significant file is the rhetoric of Robert Reich on the "Coming War Between Conservative Christians and Freedom Loving Liberals." NRO summarizes the Reich article in The American Prospect:The great conflict … [Continue reading...]

Worldview worries: Justification by Homeschooling?

The whole homeschooling debate at Internet Monk and the BHT started with a post over here, so I guess I can revisit that topic. (I've learned that this is serious business with a lot of people, so I hope we can all act like … [Continue reading...]

A Parable for our Seeker-Sensitive, Purpose-Driven, Church Growth Oriented Friends

Once upon a time, there was a village that had a great heritage of education among its citizens. For many years, the community had wonderful schools, but more importantly, great scholars, statesmen, artists and educators. … [Continue reading...]

A Rigney Read for the Fourth

Reading this story on a Patriotic Rally sponsored by a Lexington Baptist Church, I was reminded of one of my favorite Internet Monk essays: Christianity and Patriotism by IM contributor eric rigney. This was written several years … [Continue reading...]

300 pages into “My Life”

Yes, I'm reading Bill Clinton's "My Life." I'm 300 pages into the ex-President's magnum opus autobiography, and he just got booted out of the governor's mansion by the voters of Arkansas. He learned a thing or two about how rural … [Continue reading...]

Pit Stop Update : You Don’t Make Me Crazy

Time for a "Pit Stop" update. (We'll just give that little title to posts referring back to the original post about my Summer '04 spiritual crisis. I'm not a NASCAR fan, btw, but in baseball we often talk about "fixing the flat," … [Continue reading...]

How we sound to those who don’t believe

Today I listened to the preacher in chapel. Really, really closely for a change. It probably wasn't a good idea. See, God is giving me a gift. I'm starting to hear sermons like non-Christians hear them. I'm starting to feel … [Continue reading...]