October 24, 2020

Archives for 2005

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 […]

One Big, Happy, Lie: Southern Baptists, Alcohol and Me

I brought something I want to share with you. Do you have a few minutes? I think you’ll find it interesting. It’s my “Southern Baptists and Alcohol” scrapbook. It tells the story of what I grew up hearing and believing about alcohol, Christians and the Bible. It’s the story of getting my eyes opened and […]

Jesus Isn’t Cool: Chanon Ross Challenges Evangelical Youth Ministry

Here’s the kind of column that I really wish could be written by more evangelicals: Jesus Isn’t Cool: Challenging Youth Ministry, by Chanon Ross. Here’s a sample:

Mohler and Moore on Southern Baptists, Southern Seminary and Alcohol: A meandering response to the forum

Steve McCoy at Reformissionary, recently linked to a forum at Southern Seminary where Drs. Russell Moore and Al Mohler discussed the seminary’s position on the use of alcohol. (Total abstinence is a requirement for teachers and students. Violators will be dismissed.) I welcome this forum, and hope it signals a discussion of the topic. Let […]

Shrinking Greatness To Fit The Screen :What worries me about evangelicals and the Narnia films

In December, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (LWW) will be released to the big screen. Probably no single piece of Christian literature has been enjoyed and passed on by so many people, Christian and not, as LWW. The expectation among lovers of the Narnia books and C.S. Lewis in general is strong. Frankly, […]

“Worldview” Pros and Cons

Since we were trapped in a car for 7 hours together, Joel and I debated/discussed a topic that we’ve disagreed about for some time: The usefulness of the idea of a “Christian Worldview.”