June 21, 2018

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...]

Two Other “Jesus” Movies Worth

Two Other "Jesus" Movies Worth Watching: Part Two Jesus Christ Superstar was first released in 1969 as a recording. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice had done a Biblical musical about Joseph, but this was a daring contemporizing … [Continue reading...]

Two Other “Jesus” Movies Worth

Two Other "Jesus" Movies Worth Watching: Part One Franco Zefirelli's 1977 "Jesus of Nazareth" is a seven hour mini-series that covers the story of Jesus from birth to resurrection. It is easily the most ambitious "Jesus" … [Continue reading...]

Stephen Prothero on “The Passion”

Stephen Prothero on "The Passion" in Opinion Journal:Mr. Gibson's idiosyncratic take on this medieval "Man of Sorrows" is plainly a product of American culture. It draws on the Bible, medieval passion plays and Roman Catholic … [Continue reading...]

Richard is a Canadian Baptist

Richard is a Canadian Baptist pastor. I thought his thoughts were worth posting and sharing. Why I (probably) Won't Go See The Passion- by Richard Campeau The controversial film The Passion of the Christ, directed by … [Continue reading...]