October 14, 2019

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #53

Why did I remove those posts? Do Christian publishers flood the market with repetitive books? Some thoughts on Matthew 11:1ff. The Internet Monk Radio Podcast is available on iTunes. Search for "Monk" and ignore that other … [Continue reading...]

Gospel Relevance=Gospel Application

Studying Acts with my students, it's freshly clear to me that the immediate struggle of the early Christians was not only, or even particularly, theological, but practical. How do we live out, in the church, family, community … [Continue reading...]

Roxburgh Journal Interview with Mike Goheen + Resources

In my continuing attempt to help others understand the missional church conversation, I'm finding some great resources on Allelon's web site. This Roxburgh journal interview with Missiologist and church planter Mike Goheen is … [Continue reading...]

Review: The Truth War by John MacArthur

UPDATE: Lifeway was kind enough to send me this link to an "Author Interview" with Dr. MacArthur regarding this book. UPDATE II: Macarthur's takedown of John Armstrong is critiqued by Andrew Sandlin. I would like to thank … [Continue reading...]

The Choice, The Treasure: Calvinism and the Language of Believing

When I first encountered Calvinism in a Southern Baptist Church, it was with several of my church members criticizing the use of the public invitation. Particularly, they objected strongly to my use of any appeal to “decide” … [Continue reading...]

Tomorrow. Tomorrow.

UPDATE: 4:37 p.m. As good as promised....even with the out. Tomorrow is opening day in Cincinnati, in case you didn't know. So here's a baseball post. Sometime tomorrow afternoon, I'm going to tear up at a baseball game. … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 3:31:07: “The People Formerly Known As The Congregation” or Why Some Christians Are Not On Your Ego Trip This Time Around

My friend Bill Kinnon is one of those people who, by most reasonable assessments, shouldn't be in church. He got ahold of a bad one, got burned and you can still feel it in posts like this one: The People Formerly Known As The … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation: “I’m OK- and You’re Not”

UPDATE: Here's the whole and entire introduction to this book. In I'm Ok-- And You're Not, John Shore has a big idea. Jesus gave the Christian movement two major pieces of instruction: The Great Commission to reach all people … [Continue reading...]

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 … [Continue reading...]

Spencer Family Poets

The Spencer family poets are busy. Here's an amazing Holy Week poem by Denise. Clay continues to show that he is becoming a fine poet with these two outstanding poems. … [Continue reading...]