July 18, 2019

Archives for February 2008

Peter Rollins on Orthodoxy, Doxology and The End of Religion

In the book Rising from the Ashes, Becky Garrison interviews emerging church leader Peter Rollins, author of How (Not) to Speak of God and the soon to be released The Fidelity of Betrayal: The Ir/Religious Heart of Christianity. Rollins has always intrigued me. Some of his ideas are difficult to grasp, but in this interview […]

Review: Rising From The Ashes by Becky Garrison

Rising From The Ashes is an unusual look at the emerging church/alternative worship, church planting and church development scene, presented entirely as short articles, emails, interviews and even instant message conversations. Becky Garrison, a writer for the Wittenberg Door magazine, and author of Red and Blue God, Black and Blue Church, asks the questions and […]

Open Thread: What does it mean to “Let both grow together…?”

Matthew 13:27-30. And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go […]

Recommendation and Review: The End of Religion by Bruxy Cavey

A sample chapter is available here. Bruxy Cavey is the pastor of a Canadian emerging church called “The Meeting House” and author of The End of Religion, a book that gives a good look at the theology of the “mainstream” emerging church. Cavey pushed plenty of my happy buttons, with early admissions that he was […]

The Long Dark Night Is Over….

Baseball fans: what are some of your thoughts and feelings as the new season begins? Best memories? Ironies? Tragedies? Tomorrow at 1:05 EST, the Cincinnati Reds will take the field against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Florida. The long, dark winter of the soul will be over here in the Spencer household. My life runs […]

Are We Blogs? Or Ads? (Coming Clean)

I’d like to come clean about a couple of things. I’m not getting on anyone’s case here. I just believe I should get this on the record for my readers. First, I have a book review agreement with a major web site. They send me books to review every few weeks, and I actually review […]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 36

Podcast 36 More response to “I Can’t Continue To Call Myself A Christian.” This podcast deals with the objection to God punishing a sincere believer in another religion.

Larry Norman Tribute

UPDATE: A very fair piece at Christianity Today’s Liveblog. I want the people to know That He saved my soul But I still like to listen to the radio They say that rock and roll is wrong, we’ll give you more chance I say I feel so good I gotta get up and dance I […]

Sermon: The Longest Journey is to Samaria

The lectionary text is John 4:5-42. I used the text as a launching place to look closely at Jesus and at the nature of the Good News we have to share. This is probably my last Sunday filling the pulpit at First Presbyterian London, Kentucky. Pastor Ted is ready to come back to ministry and […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #89

Sabbatical information, a web site recommendation and Re-examining “Letting Scripture Interpret Scripture.” Louisville Institute Common Sense Media Theology Unplugged Podcast You all need to buy “The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church” and more Reformation theology gifts from New Reformation Press.