July 22, 2018

Andrew Jones: An Emerging “Apostle” and His American Epistle

Andrew Jones- a.k.a. the Tall Skinny Kiwi- is a missionary spokesmen to and for the global emerging church. Andrew wouldn't like me saying this, but I see him as an apostle for the movement and the absolutely must-hear voice to … [Continue reading...]

Romeo Is Better Off Dead

Some of my BHT posts have me in the usual trouble I get in around Valentine's Day. Here are a few thoughts that might clarify things....or make them worse. Try to remain calm. As best I can tell, romance is our poor imitation … [Continue reading...]

The End of the Debate: Gene Bridges on Baptists and Baptism

UPDATE II: Gene Bridges addresses the issue of the universal church, and reprints Dagg on that subject. (J.L. Dagg was Southern Baptists' first writing theologian.) UPDATE: Tom Ascol adds some more historical material that … [Continue reading...]

A Generous Catholicity

We like the creeds....except for the catholic parts. "I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints..." -The Apostle's Creed "And I believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I … [Continue reading...]

Three Questions About a “Secret” Rapture

UPDATE: Jason Boyett's "Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse" is a great book for anyone interested in the basics of evangelical apocalyptic eschatology. Advocates of the rapture make much of the texts in Luke and Matthew that speak … [Continue reading...]

What’s Wrong With The Sermon? V: “More stories please!”

The series to this point: Whatâ�?��?�s Wrong With The Sermon?: It's Too Long. Whatâ�?��?�s Wrong With The Sermon? II: It's Boring. Whatâ�?��?�s Wrong With The Sermon? III: "I don't understand it." Whatâ�?��?�s Wrong With … [Continue reading...]

Review: Jesus and The Victory of God by N.T. Wright

For the past year, I've been reading N.T. Wright more than any other author. His "big books" have been mountains that I was determined to climb carefully and thoroughly. Today I finished what easily goes to the top of my list of … [Continue reading...]

What’s Wrong With The Sermon? IV: “It isn’t practical.”

The Gospel leads us to practical discipleship, but it doesn't create a religion of simplistic success principles. Good preaching leads to practical application without obscuring the Gospel itself. To gain some idea of the state … [Continue reading...]

Southern Baptists and Charismatics: What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

Are current fears of Pentecostal/charismatic Christianity among Southern Baptists reasonable or ridiculous? I first bumped into the charismatic renewal movement in the early 1970's. Episcopalian friends were going to a … [Continue reading...]

Review: Promises Kept by Mark Dever

Mark Dever is pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., a member of the Founder's Ministries inner circle, an accomplished Puritan scholar, director and resident scholar at 9 Marks Ministries, seminary professor, … [Continue reading...]