June 19, 2018

It Ought To Be A Parable. It’s That Good.

UPDATE: Here's My Review of End of the Spear" Chad Allen is a homosexual activist, and an actor playing a martyred missionary and his son. Some people can't stand it. Sounds like the outrage of the Gospel to me. Some indeed … [Continue reading...]

What’s Wrong With The Sermon?: It’s Too Long

A new Internet Monk series examining the basics of good preaching by listening to common criticisms. I've been preaching for...well...longer than a lot of you have been on earth. Thirty-four years ago next month I preached my … [Continue reading...]

McCoy’s Open Letter To Seminarians

Readers of the Boar's Head Tavern or SBC blogs are aware that the SBC's International Mission Board has recently decided to draw several inexplicable, extrabiblical, lines in the sand: -Banning anyone who ever spoke in tongues … [Continue reading...]

Walls That Won’t Fall: Basics For the Local Church

In April of last year, a well known Reformed Baptist-apologist-debater-cruise promoter announced to the world that I was "emergent." The word was often repeated about me and the Boar's Head Tavern fellows in general. Rumors must … [Continue reading...]

The Gospel for Appalachia III: Four Christian Responses

People with answers for Appalachia arouse considerable suspicion from those who know the region well. A multi-millionaire standing at a microphone, explaining how his money and ideas will turn the tide, may get his picture in the … [Continue reading...]

The Gospel For Appalachia II: Can The Culture Change?

I want to talk about the Gospel, but first I'm going to tell some stories. Why I am telling these stories should become plain as we go along, but for those of you who might need a clue at the beginning, these stories are about the … [Continue reading...]

The Gospel for Appalachia I

I have 2 or 3 posts about The Gospel for Appalachia that I want to share. This first one introduces the unique aspects of this region and the reasons I am here. The past few days, most of America has been watching--or at least … [Continue reading...]

The IMonk’s Top Ten Blogs of 2005

It's a Major Award. No, actually, without handing out awards, I want to list the IMonk's Top Ten Blogs for 2005. These are blogs that I value and appreciate, and that I believe do what they do exceptionally well. … [Continue reading...]

Theology In Fazoli’s

Theology In Fazoli's: Second Rate Italian Food With Pictures of American Christianity 7:22 p.m. Wednesday, December 28. Quite possibly the longest day of my life. I am sitting in Fazoli's (Italian Food...Fast) in Lexington, … [Continue reading...]

Our First Christmas With Grandma

The writer in the family is my wife, Denise. She's a professional editor, heads our school publications operation and writes a bookful of creative ministry material every year. I can't get her to blog, but if I could, this is the … [Continue reading...]