June 17, 2019

Archives for January 2009

Open Thread: What are some Christians thinking when they justify rudeness with religion?

I’m not trying to promote a pile-on here, but this story effectively points out something I’ve experienced many times. It’s a story about Christians justifying rudeness with religion. Here’s the short version, but you’ll want to read all of what the original poster had to say.

Driscoll on Nightline

I’ve both defended and critiqued Mark Driscoll here at IM. He’s one of the good guys, and for those of you who don’t know what God has done through him in Seattle, here’s a Nightline piece that does a good job letting Driscoll be Driscoll. I especially want Catholic, Orthodox and other friends to get […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #126

This week: Douglas Wilson: Heretic, Know it All Clergy, Thoughts on the Coming Evangelical Collapse. Randy Stonehill. The new CD, Paradise Sky. Our sponsors are: 60 Ways to Leave Your Mother…Alone. A comic by Michael Buckley. New Reformation Press. Download new teaching by Dr. Rod Rosenbladt. Zaccheus Press– Fine Catholic Books, including Priestblock 25487. Want […]

Pastor Wyman Richardson: “Jesus Is Lord”

Liturgical Gangsta Dr. Wyman Richardson is a Southern Baptist pastor in Georgia. He recently was invited to do a “devotional” for the Georgia House of Representatives. Looks like preaching to me. It’s a great talk, and while we don’t have an mp3, the text is on his website at Walking Together. Outstanding job, Dr. Richardson. […]

Liturgical Gangstas 5: “When Were You Saved?”

Welcome to IM’s popular regular feature, “The Liturgical Gangstas,” a panel discussion among different liturgical traditions represented in the Internet Monk audience. Who are the Gangstas? Father Ernesto Obregon is an Eastern Orthodox priest. Rev. Peter Vance Matthews is an Anglican priest and founding pastor of an AMIA congregation. Dr. Wyman Richardson is a pastor […]

The Coming Evangelical Collapse (3): Good or Bad?

UPDATE: Great Minds Think Alike: Jared Wilson heard Tim Keller recently. Here’s the quote from Jared’s summary: Related to that, he predicted, in response to someone’s question in the Q&A time, that in one generation’s time, there won’t even be the nominal Christianity in the South that there is now. The megachurches will flounder and […]

Recommendation and Review: Return to Rome by Francis Beckwith

I’m going assume that you either know, or can find on the net, the basic story of who is Francis Beckwith and why he is a person of interest in the current evangelical-Roman Catholic encounter. Let’s just say that when one of the leading academic ethicists in evangelicalism and the President of the Evangelical Theological […]

The Coming Evangelical Collapse (2): What Will Be Left?

2. What will be left after the evangelical collapse? a. An evangelicalism far from its historical and doctrinal core. Expect evangelicalism as a whole to look more and more like the pragmatic, therapeutic, church growth oriented megachurches that have defined success. The determination to follow in the methodological steps of numerically successful churches will be […]

My Prediction: The Coming Evangelical Collapse (1)

I’m not a Prophet or a Prophet’s Son. I can’t see the future. I’m usually wrong. I’m known for over-reacting. I have no statistics. You probably shouldn’t read this. The “Gracious God” post depressed me. Part 1: The Coming Evangelical Collapse, and Why It Is Going to Happen Part 2: What Will Be Left When […]

Riffs: John Macarthur on TBN

I’m not the usual blogosphere fanboy of John Macarthur. I appreciate the good contribution he made to my own life, especially right after seminary. Several of his books and talks are outstanding. I love his take on Church/State issues. (See his series on Titus.) I appreciate books like Ashamed of the Gospel and many others. […]