February 21, 2019

Archives for May 2007

Riffs: 5:31:07: Dan Edelen and Evangelicalism’s Loss of “Majesty, Awe and Otherness”

Dan Edelen has once again written a provocative post on the situation in evangelicalism, and I’ve responded to it a bit in podcast 61. But it’s too good a topic not to bat around a bit more. Reacting to the blogosphere blizzard of posts following the return of Francis Beckwith to the Roman Catholic Church, […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #61

Dan Edelen’s post on Evangelicals and their “Inhibitions” for God’s Majesty, Awe and Otherness. Evangelicals as MAO Inhibitors. IM Radio is on iTunes. Search for Monk and ignore the other guy.

Coffee Cup Apologetics 8

Won’t any religion get you to heaven as long as you sincerely follow its beliefs and teachings? Coffee Cup Apologetics now has its own website: ccapologetics.wordpress.com

Riffs: 5:30:07: The White Horse Inn on Why We Don’t Need to be Saved + Reformed Celebrity Culture

Actually, the program is called “Why Christ Alone Saves,” but the discussion quickly goes to the heart of evangelicalism’s selling-out of the Gospel: we’ve convinced ourselves that we don’t need to be saved by a bloody savior. It’s one of the best WHI’s I’ve ever heard and it’s must listening for readers of this web […]

What About the Flag in the Sanctuary? (Or How To Get Fired Really Fast.)

Sometime when I was in seminary, I first heard the term “civil religion” and started to understand that some people had a problem with the American flag in a church sanctuary. The flag- and its companion, the “Christian” flag- have been in every church sanctuary I’ve ever been in, and both flags are in the […]

The Wrong Song For the People of God

[Check out the previous IM post, “With God On Our Side.”] One of the results of working with international students, and especially of having them in worship services you’re leading, is a new appreciation of how some commonly accepted elements of American Christian culture sound to those who aren’t Americans. Take, for example, those patriotic […]

iMonk 101: Pentecost- The Third Great Day.

This is a reprint of an essay I did last year on Pentecost. Since I’ll be hearing nothing about Pentecost in church tomorrow, but about Memorial Day instead, I want to be sure and mark it at home and here on the blog. For a great essay on Pentecost full of material for preaching, visit […]

Five Good Thoughts About Evangelicals

Since I’m newly installed in my permanent pew near the back row of my local SBC church, I’ve been trying to think good thoughts about evangelicals. Given the history of this blog and the general tone of my thinking about Christianity, this has taken some discipline. It’s been remarkable, however, how quickly I have remembered […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #60

Jerry Falwell; What’s on my podcast list; Are men oppressed in evangelicalism? IM Radio is on iTunes. Search for Monk and ignore the other guy.

Coffee Cup Apologetics 7: Religion and Violence

What is the relationship between religion- particularly Christianity- and violence? Coffee Cup Apologetics now has its own website: ccapologetics.wordpress.com