August 21, 2019

Richard Beck on Disenchantment and Death

We haven't quite been able to keep up with each of Richard Beck's posts in his series on being a "post-progressive," but today I'd like to make just a few more comments about some of what he says. I know a number of you have been … [Continue reading...]

Sermon: Luke 10:38-42

Sermon: Luke 10:38-42 Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 20, 2019

We have only one subject today... Today is the 50th anniversary of the day when human beings first stepped foot on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins flew their spacecraft to the moon, … [Continue reading...]

What if Romans 9-11 is really the main point of Romans?

Pastorally, this means the entire narrative of Romans 9-11 is not about who gets saved in the deeply personal sense but about who the gospel agents are in God's redemptive plans. It's about where we are in the plan of God for … [Continue reading...]

God’s Good Earth: The Case for an Unfallen Creation, by Jon Garvey, Chapter 6 – When Life Was Good, Chapter 7 – Creation Fell in 1517, and Chapter 8 – Tracking the Fall of Creation

God’s Good Earth: The Case for an Unfallen Creation, by Jon Garvey Chapter 6 – When Life Was Good, Chapter 7 – Creation Fell in 1517, and Chapter 8 – Tracking the Fall of Creation We will continue our review of God’s Good … [Continue reading...]

Wednesday with Michael Spencer: Gods Words and the Word

Wednesday with Michael Spencer In which Michael cuts through the noise and makes a central point about the Bible. I believe that confessional Christianity wisely focuses on the ultimate, final purpose of the Bible, and not on … [Continue reading...]

An Evangelical Takes Evangelicals to Task about Inspiration

An Evangelical Takes Evangelicals to Task about Inspiration Today, let's consider more from Craig D. Allert and his book, A High View of Scripture? The Authority of the Bible and the Formation of the New Testament Canon. As … [Continue reading...]

How We Got the Bible: An Evangelical Scholar Speaks

We've talked about (and critiqued) the evangelical view of how we came to have the Bible. I want you to see a video today to show you that I have not given you a caricature of their position. As you watch this, please note how … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: A Horse of a Different Color

Another Look: A Horse of a Different Color This post was originally part of a series in which we reviewed this book: Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible by E. … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 13, 2019 — Jehu Edition

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 13, 2019 -- Jehu Edition "The driving is like the driving of Jehu son of Nimshi—crazy!" (2 Kings 9:20 MSG) I've been teaching my grandson to drive. Today I'm going to warn him against driving … [Continue reading...]