October 17, 2018

The Sexual C.S. Lewis

Get Religion covers the latest fad in Lewisania: speculation that a young Lewis had premarital sex with his longtime housemate, Mrs. Moore. (yawn.) London newspapers have been teasing this stuff for a week and now the New York … [Continue reading...]

The “Look At Me!” Offering: Trying To Hear What Jesus Says About Public Compassion

I miss the old days. If I'm saying that, you know that the birthdays are piling up, right? But I do. I miss the old days. What old days? The old days when you weren't obligated to tell everyone how much you cared, how much you … [Continue reading...]

Kyle Lake: Laughter In The Waters of Death

Kyle Lake died in the waters of Baptism at the University Baptist Church in Waco this past Sunday. You've all read the story, and I'd like to, respectfully, say a few words about a fellow minister whom I did not know, but whose … [Continue reading...]

The Playwright’s Son

Once upon a time there was a playwright. While this playwright was the best who ever lived, his passion was not for his plays, but for his son, the greatest actor of his time. The son loved to act, and to bring joy, truth and … [Continue reading...]

A Reformation Day Meditation

"Behold, the days are coming," declares the Lord GOD, "when I will send a famine on the land- not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north … [Continue reading...]

Jesus, Mom and Michael

I've been to school the past week. The school of life. God's school. The best teacher of all, with lessons that will never leave you asking, "Now how am I going to use that in real life?" The class I've been taking is called … [Continue reading...]

All You Need Are Attributes: Van Til Returns!

*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...]

Smelling Calvinism On My Breath: How The SBC Looks From Under The Table

Every so often, I daydream about what I would say if I had to defend myself as having been a member of or sympathetic with that nefarious group known as "The Southern Baptist Founder's Movement." The Founder's Movement is a group … [Continue reading...]

High Culture, Low Lifes and Judgement In The Household of God: Answering That Tattoo/Piercing Question

Because I work with students, many of them not Christians, but mostly with some Christian background, I get a lot of questions about certain topics. I could probably post a "Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions From My Students" … [Continue reading...]

Book Review: God is the Gospel by John Piper

[The entire text of God Is The Gospel is online at Crossway.] Many of my readers will be aware that I recently removed the essay "The Piper Project" from this web site. I am an unabashed fan of John Piper; a listener to his … [Continue reading...]