March 22, 2018

“Does The Story Matter?” Revisited

The following essay comes from December of 2004. It is copyrighted, and may not be used except by permission and in its entirety. Do our individual stories matter? It's an important, humanizing question that I believe Jesus … [Continue reading...]

By Request: “Confessional Essays” From the iMonk

An Incomplete list of "Confessional Essays" published at"The things I thought were so important - because of the effort I put into them - have turned out to be of small value. And the things I never thought … [Continue reading...]

The Christian and Mental Illness IV: Is There Mental Illness In The Bible?

Is there mental illness in the Bible? This question seeks to move us toward the question of mental illness and the Gospel. The focus of the Bible is Jesus Christ. When we talk about anything else as it is presented in the … [Continue reading...]

The Christian and Mental Illness III: Is Mental Illness Demonic or the Result of Sin?

Is the Christian view of mental illness to categorize mental illness as the activity of demons and/or the result of sin? This question really goes past a discussion of mental illness into questions of Biblical interpretation … [Continue reading...]

The Christian and Mental Illness II: Is There Such A Thing As Mental Illness?

Because the Bible is authoritative in Christianity, it is often difficult to come to terms with forms of knowledge that ignore the Bible, and especially difficult to deal with systems of knowledge that threaten to transcend or … [Continue reading...]

The Christian and Mental Illness I: Beginning Questions

Several times a week, I have to read folders containing psychological evaluations of prospective students. They are often quite daunting and detailed. The stories range from ordinary to nightmarish and disturbing. I must read and … [Continue reading...]

A Pope Calvinists Can Admire and Pray For

BHT reader Bob Myers sent me the text to this article from Banner of Truth Magazine. It is by Westminster West professor Peter Jones, and recalls a meeting some years ago with a certain Vatican Cardinal named Joseph Ratzinger. IM … [Continue reading...]

Entrusted With The Remains: A Prayer For The Church Of The Present

Sitting about a foot away from me, next to my desk, is a green suitcase containing 22 small notebooks, each one full of pages of handwritten notes. The notes are my childhood pastor's sermon notes; notes spanning more than 30 … [Continue reading...]

The Book I’ve Been Waiting For: Ryken’s Bible Handbook

I've been teaching the Bible to high school students for 13 years, and hope to do so for many more. In that time, I've been looking for a particular resource, and I've never found it...until now. Ryken's Bible Handbook has … [Continue reading...]

The Incarnation In Reverse: Van Til Live!!

*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...]