October 24, 2020

What Just Can’t Be, But Is

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy […]

Alone, and Not Alone: Meditations From the Evangelical Wilderness

We talk about the evangelical wilderness around here a lot. It’s sometimes academic, and sometimes it’s very personal to all of us. These are some of my thoughts from there today. If God has taught me anything, it’s that you (yes YOU) are out there, and I’m not the only one. This post is for […]

Thoughts on “Hell House:” An Evangelicalism Eager To Leave

I just completed watching the documentary Hell House with a group of my advanced Bible students. It’s giving us an opportunity to ask and discuss important issues about our own experiences of Christian evangelism. Several students have participated in Hell Houses, while others find it to be offensive and disturbing. If you don’t know what […]

Two Book Recomendations For My Post-Evangelical Friends

Two recent releases from Inter-Varsity Press will be of interest to those readers who identify with post-evangelicalism. The first is the Pocket Dictionary of Church History by Fuller Seminary’s Nathan Feldmeth. It comes in at just over 150 pages. IVP has recently released a series of Pocket Dictionaries that make useful, but longer, reference material […]

Mark Driscoll, Michael Horton Analyze Osteen’s Prosperity Gospel

Roger Oakland and Evangelicalism’s Shrinking Map of the Church

Roger Oakland does apologetics and “discernment” ministry at a well known web site. His theology is highly influenced by dispensationalism. I recently visited his web site from a link at Phoenix Preacher, taking note of his warnings about how to know your church is going “emerging.” What we have here are Oakland’s “Signs That Your […]

Real Differences Between Evangelicals and Catholics

(100% true) I pass the Inspirational Channel and Morris Cerulo saying that he has 1100 Prophecy Bibles only for his partners who will sow $240 into his ministry. Next channel is EWTN. Fr. Mitch Pascwa is speaking and says that all of us must saturate ourselves in St. Paul’s epistles this year. Every Catholic should […]

An Internet Monk Exclusive: What The Bible Says About the American Economic Crisis

What does the Bible say about our current financial crisis? Evangelicals who want to know how to pray for our economy and its leaders deserve to hear the Bible’s message for these financial times. As a result of in-depth study on the subject of Biblical Principles for Financial Success, your Internet Monk can now release […]

Open Thread: So Where Does A Baptist Go For Spiritual Formation?

UPDATE: My apologies for tolerating the troll. So….imagine that a Baptist (or other evangelical)- like my dear wife used to be, for example- were to decide that he or she wanted to deepen their spiritual life; to grow spiritually and in spiritual disciplines; to seek out spiritual direction and pursue spiritual formation. Where would they […]

The Frank Viola Project (And Why You Should Take It Seriously)

UPDATE: Ben Witherington has done a multi-part in-depth review of Reimagining Church. 1, 2 3 4. Frank Viola’s response part 1 and part 2. OK. I cheated. I maybe kindof promised a review, but after reading the books, I decided I didn’t want to join the debate. I wanted to say something else, namely this: […]