December 14, 2017

The Pope Needs a Business Meeting

Someone sent me this Rick Warren quote, and it's buggin' me. When I write about Rick Warren, I'm usually not taking issue with the content of the guy's books or the value of his accomplishments. I'm a voice in the wilderness … [Continue reading...]

A Serious Lack of Appropriate Social Skills

That's me. Seriously lacking in social skills. Particularly when it comes to two important things here in my ministry at a Christian school. 1. Welcoming new people. 2. Being gracious to people who decide to leave. In both … [Continue reading...]

I’m Glad I’m Not a Young Earth Creationist

It's funny when I think about it, but the reasons to not be a young earth creationist get better all the time. Take the latest creationist flap on our little campus: The Gap Theory. Gap theory is apparently one way to let off … [Continue reading...]

The Last Laugh In The Least Likely Place

The Last Laugh In The Least Likely Place (Holy Saturday '04) A reader at Josh Claybourn's blog writesOn the Christian calendar, today is Holy Saturday. It marks a kind of pause in the "Triduum," the three days from the Last … [Continue reading...]

A Rant on The Baptism

A Rant of mine from the BHT. About the Pentecostal/Charismatic view of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. The iMonk rants on the Baptism in/with/of/by the HS. (I was a bit cranky.) The innovation of the Baptism in/with/by/of … [Continue reading...]

A Small Church Tragedy

A Small Church Tragedy I'm back. I want to talk about a story from back home in my hometown, Owensboro, Kentucky. I wish I could link the newspaper account of this story, but it's under a registration page, so you will just … [Continue reading...]

Two Reviews of The Passion

Two Reviews of The Passion I've devoted a remarkable amount of space to The Passion, and it's time to bring some closure to that chapter by posting two brief reviews of the movie. Please read them both, and thanks to all of you … [Continue reading...]

Two Reviews of The Passion

Two Reviews of The Passion I've devoted a remarkable amount of space to The Passion, and it's time to bring some closure to that chapter by posting two brief reviews of the movie. Please read them both, and thanks to all of you … [Continue reading...]

Preaching Grace is Risky Business

Preaching Grace is Risky Business Martyn Lloyd-Jones once said that if we didn't get complaints that we'd gone too far and said too much, then we probably haven't really preached the Gospel of grace. That's been my experience. … [Continue reading...]

Stand by for the first

Stand by for the first non-Passion related blog entry in a couple of weeks. Kathy Mattea in Concert. Brown Theater. Louisville, Ky. Friday, March 5, 2004. When I told one of my co-workers I was going to see Kathy Mattea, he … [Continue reading...]