July 18, 2019

Archives for June 2006

American Idolatry: The Good Life

Anyone interested in this series of posts would want to read The Great Giveaway by David Fitch. I want to begin in what will seem an odd direction, but it is important to remember some basic characteristics of the church if we are going to see the effect of idolatry on it. Christianity is a […]

A Small Arsenal on Eschatology

I’ve written in several places about my experience with questions from the students and staff I minister to. By an overwhelmingly number, most of the questions have to do with the end times, eschatology and the Book of Revelation. Predictably, these are the areas of least interest to me, so finding useful resources has been […]

American Idolatry: What’s Entertainment?

In this series, Michael briefly examines the idolatries that have infected evangelicalism, especially the Southern Baptist Convention. Previous Posts: American Idolatry: With God On Our Side A previous IM essay on a similar topic is “Christianity: Silly or Serious?” Entertainment. Entertainment is an idolatry that has become so much a part of evangelicalism that you […]

American Idolatry: With God On Our Side

Why Mark Driscoll Bothers You (or Not)

UPDATE: Driscoll has a short piece of video at Desiring God for those of you who might not have heard him explain his approach to being “missional.” My review of Confessions of a Reformission Rev. can be found here. After reading yet another sniping comment tossed at Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll, I started […]


Review: Reinventing Jesus

In a flood of books about the radical revisionism regarding Jesus going on in current New Testament studies, it is important to those with less than endless book allowances to find the right book that accomplishes as much as possible in a helpful way. Reinventing Jesus is such a book, and I recommend it highly […]

The Boat in the Backyard: A Father’s Depression and a Boy Who Finally Understands

This piece about my dad, and how his depression impacted my life, is a statement of my faith in Jesus Christ, the one whose Gospel gives hope to dads and sons everywhere. This is the story of how I was robbed, and blessed, at the same time, by the same man. And how God gives […]

Divorce, Remarriage and the Gospel 8: Leadership

Divorce, Remarriage and the Gospel 1 Divorce, Remarriage and the Gospel 2: A Map For the Road Divorce, Remarriage and the Gospel 3: One More Question Divorce, Remarriage and the Gospel 4: The Law and The Prophets Divorce, Remarriage and the Gospel 5: Jesus Divorce, Remarriage and The Gospel 6: More Jesus Divorce, Remarriage and […]

The SBC Resolution on Alcohol: A Matter of Shame

Phil. 1:20 as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. 2Tim. 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who […]

Have Southern Baptists Turned A Page?

In what may be the SBC’s most significant political development in more than twenty years, convention messengers broke the insider hold on the powerful office of President and elected an outsider with no national connections, agency endorsements or loyalties to the recent controversial policy changes at the IMB. South Carolina Pastor Frank Page took just […]