June 27, 2019

Archives for February 2007

Ground Rules: Are Missionals Undefined?

Ground Rules is a series of posts reflecting on my interactions with my critics. Critics say those advocating a “missional” church fail to define what “missional” means. They, on the other hand, are generally confident in their own descriptions of missional churches and ministers.

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #48

More on Romans 15:1-7. Where do you look for spiritual deepening? Would you want your pastor going to an Ash Wednesday service? + an Old Testament resource. This podcast is available on iTunes as a free download. Very convenient.

Southern Baptist Identity: A conversation (2)

I am continuing my conversation with Frank “Centuri0n” Turk concerning Ed Stetzer’s presentation of Missionalism and Baptist Identity. Here are Frank’s first, second and third questions. My first question is below, and now here’s the second.

Marcus Borg: Attempting Faith Between “Either” and “Or”

A previous post on surveying some Marcus Borg resources is here. My previous post on Wright’s views of Borg are at this post. On my bookshelves, I have nearly all of the books of Marcus Borg. That won’t surprise those of you who are already concerned about my theology. I enjoy reading people in their […]

Resources and Responses to the “Tomb of Jesus and His Family” Story

There are continuing updates below. I am not adding everything, but only pertinent and helpful links. Send me any that you have. And pray as Ben Witherington III prepares to speak on this. That will be interesting, given his involvement in the James Ossuary case. UPDATE: The original post and updated links are here. Much […]

DVC Madness Revisited: James Cameron Announces the End of Christianity

UPDATE: The best single resource to respond to this is William Lane Craig’s work on the “Empty Tomb” tradition. It’s summarized very well in this essay. UPDATE II: Much fuller details in this news story. And the Discovery Channel website for the movie is here. Many more connections to the DVC/Gnostic gospels in this information.

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #47

Start of a series on Romans 15:1-7; fear.

Thoughts on Weekly Communion

In June of last year, I began taking the Lord’s Supper weekly. I’d like to write about what this has meant to me, and to the community of worshipping Christians that I lead. My Southern Baptist tradition has been de-emphasizing the Lord’s Supper for a good deal of its recent history. This has not been […]

Honor to Whom Honor Is Due: Dr. Timothy George

Dr. Timothy George gave a presentation at Union University last week called “Is Jesus A Baptist?” (It was renamed. Ignore the title.) The entire talk is a compelling and outstanding exploration of what Baptists are facing in the post-denominational age. The first part, which is autobiographical, is deeply touching and relevant to anyone who cares […]

Thoughts For a Young Poet

That’s not Clay. Sorry. I have a son who is showing signs of being a poet. He may be a teacher or a writer, but as of today, his most evident gifts are poetic. Everyone who has read or heard his work has been impressed. I’m not exactly unbiased, but I’ve found some of his […]