October 24, 2020

Blogging from “Worship and Arts” Part 3

I’d like to thank Campbellsville University for hosting this conference. It’s been great and I hope they have many other similar events. At his third session on “Lament,” Michael Card spoke about Jesus the Lamenter. These are a few thoughts I wrote down in my notebook as I listened. Scripture reading: Isaiah 53. Then he […]

Blogging from “Worship and Arts” Part 2

I want to run through some of the highlights of Michael Card’s teaching sessions on “The Lost Language of Lament.” These are all short summaries from my notebook. On 9-11, Calvin Seerveld called Michael and said, “See….you have no songs to sing.” The language of Lament is the lost language of worship, and that loss […]

Blogging from “Worship and Arts” Part 1

I’m going to try and blog the conference a bit. (Thursday morning, 9:09 a.m.) I’m at the “Worship and Arts” conference sponsored by Campbellsvile University. (Actually at a local church) Small crowd. Michael Card is the main teacher. John Mark Macmillan- who I’ve never heard of- is leading worship. He brought a band. It’s pretty […]

What about “Us Vs Them” Church Ads?

UPDATE III: Joel Hunter has written a massive substantial response to the podcasts that go along with the ads. UPDATE II: The pastor whose church produced the ads has a blog that is full of provocative ideas. If you want a glimpse into what the emerging church growth culture looks like, this is a very […]

Review: Evangelical Feminism: A New Path To Liberalism? by Wayne Grudem

Wayne Grudem is accumulating an impressive collection of credentials as an influential theologian within conservative evangelicalism. Grudem’s Systematic Theology is as close to a standard evangelical theology as you can find today. His writing on Biblical prophecy is standard reading for anyone interested in issues debated among charismatic and cessationist evangelicals. His work on gender […]

The Fearsome Pirate’s Ship Is No More

Frequently brilliant. Dependably provocative. Totally truthful. One of the best bloggers on the net, hands down. Infuriating. Frustrating. And, of course, a person who drove me back to the books and my Bible over and over again, making me better every time. Josh S has ended his blogging career, and I salute him. From “I […]

Tom Servo! Save Us!

My DaVinci Code Review. (Thanks to Nathan Bell for the Photoshops.) I was going to write a review that attempted to be a coherent narrative, but considering we are talking about The DaVinci Code, one of the worst movies I’ve seen in years, that would be handing the film something it definitely didn’t give to […]

Review: “V” For Vendetta

Because my son is a fan of the original graphic novel, “V for Vendetta,” my drive home from the theater this afternoon was a seminar in all the ways the new film differed from the novel. Those observations cemented my impression that the film I’d seen not only differed from the original book in ways […]

Phil Johnson on “Is The Reformation Over?”

Update: Those of you who keep mentioning that this post is disjointed need to remember that it is simply some interaction with the main points of Phil Johnson’s talk. There’s no attempt for this to stand alone; it’s not meant to be polished or comprehensive. Tim Challies is “liveblogging” the Grace Community Church Shepherd’s Conference. […]

A Secular Victory for Religious Fundamentalists: Chris Hitchens gets it right

Glory Hallelujah. Pass the offering plate and someone say “Help me, Jesus!” Revival has arrived, and the evangelist is my favorite atheist, Christopher Hitchens. So here is what I want to say on the absolutely crucial matter of secularism. Only one faction in American politics has found itself able to make excuses for the kind […]