October 19, 2017

Let’s Not Be Simplistic About CCM

I’m a big Andrew Sandlin fan, and I’ve never disagreed with him that I can remember, but Sandlin’s sudden enthusiasm for CCM needs a bit of tempering with reality.

Paleo-Orthodox Baptists?: A Recommendation For My Readers

Wyman Richardson is doing something important. He’s exploring ways to relate his Baptist faith to the larger, ancient, “paleo-orthodox” Christian tradition. I think he’s onto something important, and I want my readers to check it out. Here’s a list of the current posts. More will be coming, so blogroll his site. 1. Excursions Into A […]

An iMonkish Quiet Time: My Most Helpful Devotional Resources

One of the blessings- and I truly mean that- of the Internet Monk web site has been the amount of mail I receive. Of the various kinds of mail, some always contains questions from readers. Often the writer is seeking advice, or resources or counsel. Depending on how appropriate it is for me to be […]

The iMonk and Calvinism Q&A

Q: Are you a Calvinist? A. I prefer to not be called a Calvinist. There might be certain situations where I would answer to that term, but it would be rare. Q. Why are you no longer a Calvinist? A. As long as I have been a Calvinist, I’ve had to explain what the term […]

The Best Show On Television: Echoes of The Fall and Glimpses of Grace in “House, M.D.”

It’s major confession time. I have a TV habit. I think it started with the X-Files, which Denise and I started watching every week about the middle of its run. We watched and loved Millennium, and a short-lived series called Brimstone. We’ve always had at least one regular series we try to catch each week […]

SBC Conservatism Vs Emergent Pragmatism: Round One

How dangerous is this man? Apparently he’s dangerous enough that Kentucky Baptists don’t want to take the chance of hearing what he has to say about evangelism and church growth. He doesn’t have anything to say on homosexuality that wouldn’t hurt someone (his words) and he’s not sure that those of other religions who become […]

Startle Us, O Lord: Jesus Talks To A Gay Man

Every so often the internet will provide you with something that you will never hear anywhere else. I’ve found it this morning, and I hope you will read and share it. It’s entitled “Jesus Talks To A Gay Man,” and it is from a remarkable post by Steve at Ragamuffin Ramblings. It is a retelling […]

Sin to spite the devil

“Whenever the devil harasses you, seek the company of men or drink more, or joke and talk nonsense, or do some other merry thing. Sometimes we must drink more, sport, recreate ourselves, and even sin a little to spite the devil, so that we leave him no place for troubling our consciences with trifles. We […]

Derek Webb and Band: The Dame, Lexington, Ky, 11/14/04

Derek Webb and his new band brought the “I See Things Upside Down” tour to a small bar/club in Lexington, Kentucky on Sunday night, and I was fortunate to be there for a wonderful show. Webb is a former singer/songwriter in Caedmon’s Call, leaving last year to make his own harder-edged, more theologically “out front” […]

Is Your Church One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic?

If you really do attend Oakmont Worship Center, this post isn’t necessarily about you. If you attend the majority of America’s megachurches and megachurch-wannabes, it is about you. In a recent issue of Tabletalk magazine, R.C. Sproul Jr. addressed the issue of whether the modern evangelical church has the classic and confessional marks of the […]