February 18, 2020

Will You “Come Down?”: A Sermon on Humility

This is most of a sermon on humility I preached in the Monday chapel service at the school where I serve. It's taken from the lectionary text for the previous Lord's Day. In many places I included illustrations and more content, … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 09:03:07: Is Roger Olson Committing Blasphemy?

[UPDATE: Justin Taylor calls me out for saying this is at least partially about the "forbidden zone" of critiquing Piper's theology. But not to worry; Steve Hays is here to show us how to blog. Read Rick Phillip's reaction to … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #70

Book recommendations, Can we be spiritually overfed? (I was having some mic problems, so please excuse the second rate sound quality.) Internet Monk Radio is on iTunes Podcasts for free. Search for Monk. The Internet Monk … [Continue reading...]

Post-Evangelicals and the Path of Catholic Spirituality

In Ian Morgan Cron's book Chasing Francis, (reviewed below) burned-out pastor Chase Falson calls his Uncle Kenny- A Franciscan priest- to begin his path of rediscovering his faith. His pilgrimage takes him through the world of … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron

There's a place in Ian Morgan Cron's Chasing Francis where his spiritually-brokedown-now-on-pilgrimage pastor protagonist returns, looks his congregation in the eye and says "When I left here, I wasn't sure what a Christian looked … [Continue reading...]

Dear CBD: Why the endorsement of Joel Osteen?

UPDATE III: While we wait for CBD to apologize, we can all play Oprah or Osteen. UPDATE II: Can anyone in a Lifeway Store or working for Lifeway confirm that Lifeway is selling this book? Please tell me it isn't true. If TIME … [Continue reading...]

IMonk 101: A Generous Catholicity

Here's an essay from the archives that discusses that part of post-evangelicalism some find the most obnoxious: the confession that I believe in the catholic church and a catholic Christianity. It's called "A Generous … [Continue reading...]

No Riffs/Just Read: Jared Wilson on the “Cool/Uncool” Christian Videos

It's not often that I don't have anything to say, but I would insult you to try and add to anything my brother Jared Wilson says in this post lamenting the "cool Christian/uncool Christian" video ads used by some churches. This … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 18

"Will God punish people forever in hell?" In this last segment, I talk about how to not get cornered by the usual traps in this question. Coffee Cup Apologetics now has its own website: ccapologetics.wordpress.com All the … [Continue reading...]

Recommendations and Reviews: Brand Jesus by Tyler Wigg Stevenson

How do you know I like this book? I spent three hours writing the review, hit publish and Wordpress promptly ate it. I’m rewriting it. Tyler Wigg Stevenson is a writer, preacher and political activist with credentials as … [Continue reading...]