September 15, 2019

Ground Rules: Are Missionals Undefined?

Ground Rules is a series of posts reflecting on my interactions with my critics. Critics say those advocating a "missional" church fail to define what "missional" means. They, on the other hand, are generally confident in their … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #48

More on Romans 15:1-7. Where do you look for spiritual deepening? Would you want your pastor going to an Ash Wednesday service? + an Old Testament resource. This podcast is available on iTunes as a free download. Very … [Continue reading...]

Southern Baptist Identity: A conversation (2)

I am continuing my conversation with Frank "Centuri0n" Turk concerning Ed Stetzer's presentation of Missionalism and Baptist Identity. Here are Frank's first, second and third questions. My first question is below, and now here's … [Continue reading...]

Marcus Borg: Attempting Faith Between “Either” and “Or”

A previous post on surveying some Marcus Borg resources is here. My previous post on Wright's views of Borg are at this post. On my bookshelves, I have nearly all of the books of Marcus Borg. That won’t surprise those of you … [Continue reading...]

Resources and Responses to the “Tomb of Jesus and His Family” Story

There are continuing updates below. I am not adding everything, but only pertinent and helpful links. Send me any that you have. And pray as Ben Witherington III prepares to speak on this. That will be interesting, given his … [Continue reading...]

DVC Madness Revisited: James Cameron Announces the End of Christianity

UPDATE: The best single resource to respond to this is William Lane Craig's work on the "Empty Tomb" tradition. It's summarized very well in this essay. UPDATE II: Much fuller details in this news story. And the Discovery … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #47

Start of a series on Romans 15:1-7; fear. … [Continue reading...]

Thoughts on Weekly Communion

In June of last year, I began taking the Lord's Supper weekly. I'd like to write about what this has meant to me, and to the community of worshipping Christians that I lead. My Southern Baptist tradition has been de-emphasizing … [Continue reading...]

Honor to Whom Honor Is Due: Dr. Timothy George

Dr. Timothy George gave a presentation at Union University last week called "Is Jesus A Baptist?" (It was renamed. Ignore the title.) The entire talk is a compelling and outstanding exploration of what Baptists are facing in the … [Continue reading...]

Thoughts For a Young Poet

That's not Clay. Sorry. I have a son who is showing signs of being a poet. He may be a teacher or a writer, but as of today, his most evident gifts are poetic. Everyone who has read or heard his work has been impressed. I'm not … [Continue reading...]