October 29, 2020

Riffs: 01:27:08: This is the End……of Evangelicalism, my Friend

***Music by The Doors: “The End.”*** There was an elf that met the children at the door. Also in this room was a store that had Barbies, action figures, Brats Dolls, and all of the most popular items that you would find in a Toy-R-Us catalog the day after Thanksgiving. In order for kids to […]

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 […]

A Response to Jon

I’ve closed the comments on this one since the original post containing the comment was removed. You can still read my response here.

Message to Tom Ascol: Write the Book

UPDATE: Go into the comments and read the post by Pastor Scott Dontanville. Just go read it. For those of you who are going to write me a hurt/angry note saying I’m picking on your church, I’m not. And if I am, I don’t know you anyway, so there’s no need to complain. I just […]

Riffs: 4:30:07: Daily Sex With Pastor Mark

UPDATE: TSK goes through the rumor mill and separates fact from fiction from bullxxxt. (If I was in Seattle I could say that.) I listened to Mark Driscoll’s “Banned Video” presentation, wrote two posts, scraped both, and then tried to figure out what’s bothering me. I finally think I have it. If you haven’t watched […]

Stupid Evangelical Tricks: Five

It’s been a while since I did an old-school “iMonk-rants-about-evangelicals” post, but all of them are still there in the essays department. Someone could assume- wrongly, I assure you- that those criticisms all came from the days when I was a Calvinist, and now that I’ve jumped off that bus, I have no problems with […]

Riffs: 12:29:06: The Christian-Industrial Complex

A good friend mailed me a note the other day, asking my opinion of a book that was all the rage in his megachurch. It’s not the first time we’ve had that conversation. We’ve covered this ground many times because his church, like most of American megachurch evangelicalism, often behaves like a group of consumerist […]

The Purpose-Driven Dark Side Finally Shows Up At Baptist Press

It’s about time. I’ve been critical of Baptist Press on a daily basis over at the BHT, so when they do something right, I’m going to speak up. This BP post acknowledging that (stand back!) Rick Warren’s “Purpose Driven Church” methodology is splitting and tearing apart some churches whose pastors “implement” the plan is way […]

A Little Less Squirrelly Discernment

UPDATE: One of the watchbloggers has finally gone after Luther and the LCMS Lutherans. I can’t think of a more deserving group of people. 🙂 Thankfully, someone is courageous enough to expose Luther for the false teacher that he was. Our story begins with the following quote from Dr. John Piper:

It Ought To Be A Parable. It’s That Good.

UPDATE: Here’s My Review of End of the Spear” Chad Allen is a homosexual activist, and an actor playing a martyred missionary and his son. Some people can’t stand it. Sounds like the outrage of the Gospel to me. Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do […]