April 1, 2020

Archives for 2007

The Thirteen Critical Problems Facing Evangelicalism

UPDATE: C. Michael Patton extends the list and the discussion. Someone asked me what I thought the biggest problems facing evangelicals were, and with as much as I’ve written on the subject, it was still difficult to get a short list. THE THIRTEEN CRITICAL PROBLEMS FACING CONTEMPORARY EVANGELICALISM 1. Vast evidence of a growing doctrinal […]

Am I Jealous?

I don’t take many opportunities to write extended descriptions of the ministry where I serve. There are several reasons for that. I don’t want to involve my ministry in any of the controversies that might be part of this blog. But I hear people talk about their churches all day long, and I have a […]

Rerun: Witherington on Osteen vs. Jesus

I ran this post when the link from Ben Witherington first came out. It’s one of the best discussions of the issue with Osteen that I’ve read. Worth rerunning. God bless Ben Witherington, who takes on the THEOLOGY of Joel Osteen, particularly as it applies to the teaching of Jesus. Thank you, Dr. Witherington, for […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #75

UPDATE: Comments are closed. One commenter feels I am a hypocrite for liking Merton and criticizing Osteen. After about five rounds of this, the point has been made and there’s no reason to keep repeating it. All Osteen. All the time. Internet Monk Radio is on iTunes Podcasts for free. Search for Monk. I’ll appear […]

Making and Breaking Church Leadership

1Timothy 3:1 The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. 2 Therefore an overseer* must be above reproach, the husband of one wife,* sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 […]

Reactions to the “60 Minutes” Joel Osteen Piece

UPDATE: A page of Horton resources related to Osteen. UPDATE II: So many good Osteen pieces on there. Denny Burke zeroes in on Osteen’s glad admission that he does not preach the Bible’s main message. UPDATE III: Slate Magazine on Osteen’s God. The mentality that thinks in terms of marketing Jesus inevitably moves toward progressive […]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 24

Podcast 24. Discussing C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity Part 5: Is Christian behavior a good apologetic? The podcast website is Coffee Cup Apologetics. All the episodes of Coffee Cup Apologetics are now on iTunes. Go to iTunes and search for “Apologetics.” (iTunes is missing some podcasts. You can get them from the web sites.)

New BHT Banner Needed….like….now.

What was it Shakespeare said about disposing of all the lawyers? I just got a handful of major legalese from the Boar’s Head Brand Corporation, makers of fine meats and owners of a registered trademark they believe is in the BHT’s banner. So, according to the barrister sending me the mail, the banner goes or […]

Ten Big Ideas for Donny Deutsch

Donny Deutsch’s reaction to Ann Coulter’s claim that it would be good if all people were Christians is about as good a tour of the postmodern cul de sac as you’ll find anywhere. Read the conversation, then report back here for class. Dear Donny, I like your program. I really do. I wish all my […]

Should Women Teach Women?

Some thoughts on women teachers, an issue that continually puzzles me every time I see a Lifeway stocked with Beth Moore Bible studies for sale to Southern Baptists who can’t say enough about women not being pastoral teachers. I Timothy 2:8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands […]