June 27, 2019

Archives for July 2009

Saturday Is For Asking Questions

NOTE: A question appeared this evening about two Ky preachers. I made two factual errors in my answer. I have never met or heard the one I said I’d met and heard- completely thinking of someone else- and I said the other was dead, which was incorrect. Very bad error on my part, and my […]

Dr. Valerie Tarico- Non-theists and Evangelicals: The IM Interview

I have been wanting to do an interview with an articulate and perceptive non-theist, and I have found one in Dr. Valerie Tarico, author of The Dark Side: How Evangelical Teachings Corrupt Love and Truth. What’s the point? 1. Evangelicals are constantly mischaracterizing non-theists. We need to listen and not preach. 2. There is some […]

Looking For Luther

UPDATE: A great intro to Luther is “Luther for Armchair Theologians” written by Steven Paulson, a speaker at the recent Mockingbird Conference. Also, New Reformation Press has lots of Lutheran theology resources at 10% off right now. Apparently, by the email count, I’ve said something right. Earlier in the day, Blue Raja and I had […]

David Zahl Talks About Mockingbird Ministries: The IM Interview

UPDATE: Baptists might want to read this post on semi-Pelagianism, and enjoy the Tom Petty video 🙂 If you’ve been paying attention, you should have noticed that the most interesting blog out in the Christian/Reformation blogosphere is Mockingbird, the front page to the world of Mockingbird Ministries. Dead on, provocative stuff with the strong scent […]

Look Ma! I Can Wear This Caricature, Too!

Tim Challies recently reprinted an extended quote from Kevin DeYoung’s writing on the emerging/emergent church. I won’t reprint it here, but if the rest of the post is going to make any sense to you, go read it all. When I first read this, it tipped my already leaning inclination to be highly annoyed at […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #150

This week: Answers to suffering. Do pastors get a break? Discipleship and the Gospel Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. New teaching available. Emmaus Retreat Center. A great place for your next group or individual retreat. E3 Sudan is church planting and training pastors in the Sudan. Marin Foundation Yellow Mountain Imports (code: InternetMonk) […]

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: Gospel Texts Turned Bad (+ My SBE Guest Room Post)

Today’s iMonk Cafe open mic question may pertain more to preachers, but also to those who read sermons, hear them, read blogs, books, etc. Anyone who hears the Word handled. Have you ever heard a text that was meant to proclaim the Gospel- the good news of what GOD has done- turned into LAW? What […]

Three items of Interest to IM Readers

1) Many of you have, like me, found Andrew Marin’s ministry to be extremely helpful on the issue of building bridges between evangelicals and the GLBT community. Having met Andrew personally and watched him communicate with seminar audiences, I can only say that we should all do whatever we can to extend the ministry of […]

The Law/Gospel Rant

NOTE: Despite the fact that this post is law, you should still read it 🙂 I want to talk about a specific problem in preaching and teaching: the problem of preferring law over Gospel. I consider the primary problem with preaching and teaching in my Southern Baptist tradition these days to be an obsession with […]

Higher Things: A New Model of Youth Ministry/An Interview with Pr. Bill Cwirla

UPDATE: Pr. Cwirla has a follow-up post on worship at Higher Things. I recently became aware of a youth ministry movement in the Lutheran Church: Missouri Synod called “Higher Things.” I was intrigued on several counts. HT takes the best of the Lutheran tradition and makes it the substance of student conferences. Rather than hear […]