October 25, 2020

The IM Weekend Report: 07:11:09

beluIf you haven’t read my daughter’s account of her reception into the Anglican Church, you should do so. And you should add her to your RSS feed, etc. Quite an eclectic selection of posts, but all good.

New Reformation Press has some new teaching from Dr. Rosenbladt: Where In The Church Is The Gospel? Dr. Rosenbladt is one of the finest teachers anywhere, and if you are in despair about where to find the Gospel, listen to him.

I’m still in the first draft mode, but I’m basically at the half-way point in the book. I’m seeing four parts and I’ve got one more chapter and I’ll have two parts done. Writing is hard work, but I am really fortunate to have some time off work- mostly- to get accelerated writing done.

Our family is looking for a good deal on a place to stay on the beach near Charleston, South Carolina in late September. Any hot tips are welcome.

I’m seeing the first editions of the new look Internet Monk.com. Not going to stun anyone with unnecessary spinning crosses, but very nice work with many improvements.

Next Reformation reviews one of my top ten books: Dissident Discipleship.

Consistently the most interesting blog on the planet: Mockingbird.

I’m trying to find a Baptist scholar who will do a blog interview on the historical questions raised by the Baptist view of the Lord’s Supper. I’d take any Zwinglian-literate reformation scholar who’d like to volunteer, but I really need a Baptist. Does such a creature exist.

I neglected to get publicity up earlier in the week for the opening of Credo House at Reclaiming the Mind Ministries. If you are in the neighborhood, check out what Michael Patton has going on. If you are a theology geek in the Edmond, OK area, this is paradise for you. Classes or just chilling out: either way you’ll find this to be a unique ministry.

Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola, two guys who don’t agree on everything by any means, have penned one of the most useful and forceful documents I’ve ever read on the displacement of Jesus in contemporary evangelicalism. It’s called “The Jesus Manifesto.” It appears to me that the Emerging Church is one of several targets for this document. It’s exceptional and I hope you’ll print it and give it appropriate attention. (I can’t find a decent website with this, but there’s a good pdf.)

Some good things happening with LCMS youth.

Most of the BHT discussion this week has been about the new Derek Webb album. If you’re worried about Derek and the Gospel…

A guide to enjoying coffee.


  1. The Jesus Manifesto has to be one of the best things I’ve read this year. Glad you’re letting more people know about it.

    Here’s a link to the document at Frank Viola’s place.

  2. The Lutheran Church (ELCA) has a retreat center on the Isle of Palms (the barrier island to the north of Sullivan’s Island). They used to let people stay there if they had openings (this was over 10 years ago, so their policies may have changed) for minimal cost–but you could use the cooking facilities! It’s across the street from a beautiful beach, so it’s not beachfront, but close. Years ago, the cost was much more reasonable than anything else in the area, so it’s worth a phone call to check it out.

  3. Here’s a link to the Coastal Retreat Center on the Isle of Palms, which you’ll likely have to cut and paste:


  4. Isle of Palms is a great place to stay. We’ve stayed at the Sea Cabins a few times. Not huge places but right on the beach and not quite as expensive as getting a house or something. I miss me some Charleston. It’s been too long.

  5. sue kephart says

    Love the beach, the ocean, Charleston and Mepkin Abbey (Althought not in August as it is hotter than—-). They have guided tours twice a day.The Abbey Church is so beautiful and interesting. Of course anything touched by Fr.Francis Kline (former Mepkin Abbot) was beautiful. He is buried at Mepkin.

  6. Great post! I’ll subscribe right now wth my feedreader software!