July 16, 2018

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.

Review: Fool’s Gold

Fool’s Gold, John Macarthur, general editor, 2005 Crossway Books, with chapters by Nathan Busenitz, Scott Lang, Phil Johnson, Daniel Gillespie, Rick Holland, Carey Hardy, Kurt Gebhards, Dan Dumas. The following review by Dr. John Bombaro, (Ph.d, Edinburgh University) is reprinted in its entirety, with permission, from the most recent issue of Modern Reformation Magazine.

Review: Colossians Remixed

Colossians Remixed by Brian Walsh and Sylvia C. Keesmaat. IVP, 2004. Reading, rereading, hearing, rehearing, teaching, reteaching, discussing, rediscussing….the letters of Paul and books/sermons/teaching from them. Sometimes, I become quite bored, I’ll admit. In the conservative evangelical circles I move in, Paul gets a lot of attention, and everyone assumes they understand him. He is […]

RLP: “There’s Something About The Way You Use The Bible.”

Real Live Preacher penned this short piece in July of 2005. It’s typical of why I admire RLP as one of the finest writers in the Christian blogosphere. “There’s Something About The Way You Use The Bible.” Thank you, Gordon.

The Book I’ve Been Waiting For: Ryken’s Bible Handbook

I’ve been teaching the Bible to high school students for 13 years, and hope to do so for many more. In that time, I’ve been looking for a particular resource, and I’ve never found it…until now. Ryken’s Bible Handbook has impressed me more than any Biblical introduction I’ve ever seen. I am enthusiastic about recommending […]

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” and you would be surprised at what is not on that list. Understanding that I am campus […]

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 preaching, a student and reader of his work and a teacher […]

Book Review: Common Grounds by Ben Young and Glenn Lucke

[I want to thank Glenn Lucke and Broadman & Holman Publishers for providing me with a review copy of Common Grounds. Visit their blog at Common Grounds Online.] Who would have thought that one of the most loved or loathed words in evangelicalism would turn out to be “conversation?” Conversation is among the most popular […]

The Hyles-Anderson-Rice-Jones Worldview Institute

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The Closing of The Calvinistic Mind by James Jordan: Must Reading

Yesterday, I came across an article by James Jordan called The Closing of the Calvinistic Mind. While written from a considerably different place within the world of Reformed Christianity than I occupy, it is simply sensational. The content and conclusions of this piece are spot on when I consider my own experience in the Reformed […]