July 20, 2019

Archives for June 2007

Riffs 06:30:07: Mark Shea on Measuring Doctrine by Poetry

It’s irritating that a really helpful piece of thinking is on a podcast, but it’s a short one: The June 29th Catholic Exchange Podcast with Mark Shea. It’s entitled “Measuring Doctrine by Poetry.” Protestants be warned: ignore the Marian devotional context and Shea’s general snarkiness towards evangelicalism. Truly Reformed and theology geeks: take proper offense […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #64

Books. Idolatry of the iPhone. Harry Potter and the Imagination. Quote from Hodge. Internet Monk Radio is on iTunes Podcasts for free. Search for Monk and ignore all other claims to monkishness that appear. Charles Hodge Quote leif rigney: The Good Spell of Harry Potter. Wizards or Idiots. The Great Pumpkin Proposes a Toast.

On Harry Potter and Wicca: A Helpful Letter

Harry Potter will be much discussed soon as both the book and the next movie appear in July. IM lurker Brian sent me this letter in response to a BHT post linking an anti-Harry Potter “ministry.” Brian discusses the claim of a connection between HP and interest in Wicca. Very interesting and valuable discussion and […]

iMonk 101: Jesus + The Paperwork

Here’s a fairly recent post on the subject of closed communion: Jesus + The Paperwork. Yeah, it’s pretty blunt. I don’t know if I would write it this way now, but my mind hasn’t changed. In fact, with Alastair’s help, I feel even stronger. I respect the practices of those who differ with me on […]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 12

“Why do you believe the Bible is true?” Coffee Cup Apologetics now has its own website: ccapologetics.wordpress.com Let me make this plainer. I am way too dense to get myself onto iTunes. I need total help.

Recommendation and Review: Evangelicals and Tradition by D.H. Williams

My list of must-read books for post-evangelicals is short. Newly added at the top of the list: Evangelicals and Tradition: The Formative Influence of the Early Church by Baylor University professor of patristics and Baptist minister D. H. Williams (Ph.d, University of Toronto.). Reviews of D.H. Williams’ work on the need for evangelicals and free […]

Recommendation and Review: What is a Healthy Church? by Mark Dever

Some of you need to buy this book: What is a Healthy Church? by Mark Dever. You need to buy it and start some trouble with it. Here’s the deal. Your pastor is caught up in whole church-growth, seeker-sensitive movement, and he’s reading church growth books and rehashing the content into most of his sermons. […]

I like the Prayer List

When I returned to worshiping at the SBC church down the street, one of the things I wasn’t looking forward to was the “open prayer request” time I’d experienced there in the past. My previous experiences left me with memories of too much information, too much detail, too much time….just too much. Things haven’t been […]

“You Need To Smile More.”

Every day this summer school term, around 9:30 in the morning, I drive two blocks to the post office during a ten minute break from class. I get my mail, which often involves retrieving a package from the postal employee at the window. I know the postmaster well, but on days he’s off, he has […]

Interview with Peter Matthews, Pastor of Saint Patrick’s Anglican Church, Lexington, Kentucky

Peter Matthews was raised Methodist, ministered as a Baptist pastor for ten years and now pastors a vibrant growing Anglican Mission in America congregation in Lexington, Kentucky. When it comes to evangelicalism and liturgical church, Peter is the man. He blogs at Guitar Priest, but you need to visit his church or catch his preaching […]