January 16, 2019

You Know You/They Are Wrong When…

I've got a couple of small posts that have something in common: They are about someone being wrong. The Fearsome Pirate himself, Josh Strodtbeck, wrote this brief post on Ten Ways To Know You're Wrong. I thought it was … [Continue reading...]

N.T. Wright, Marcus Borg and A Too Generous Orthodoxy

UPDATE: Joel Hunter has an excellent post regarding the application of Paul's pastoral approach in I Corinthians 15 to this issue. He also shows how Wright is perceived by the academic left in this very helpful post. The … [Continue reading...]

My Atonement is Bigger Than Your Atonement

And my Kingdom trumps all your atonements. A Holy Week dust-up. Mark Dever wrote about the meaning of the atonement in Christianity Today. Scot McKnight commented on Dever's article, taking issue with the idea that the meaning … [Continue reading...]

Missional Isn’t A Bad Word

"The question is familiar: "What do you mean by missional church?" Even though the term is now used everywhere, there is still confusion about it. As we begin this book, here is a brief description of what we mean by the phrase. … [Continue reading...]

Under the Radar Calvinism: An Ethical Question

Fact: Calvinism is hotly controversial among Southern Baptists. Fact: There are many more Calvinistic ministers than confessionally Calvinistic churches in the SBC. Fact: In an interview process, a candidate has the choice … [Continue reading...]

The Stupids Do New Testament 101

UPDATE: Scot McKnight is doing a series on the Gospel of Judas. This emerging church scholar is as sane and on top of the game as they come. Read his work. The rather sordid recent history of the manuscript. Also: … [Continue reading...]

Witherington on Osteen vs Jesus

God bless Ben Witherington, who takes on the THEOLOGY of Joel Osteen, particularly as it applies to the teaching of Jesus. Thank you, Dr. Witherington, for doing what so few others are willing to do. American Christianity, if … [Continue reading...]

Jesus, Tongue Piercing and The Culture War

[I also dealt with this subject in a previous IM essay.] Col. 2:20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations - 21 "Do not handle, … [Continue reading...]

Serious About Merton?

Then we discover what the spiritual life really is. It is not a matter of doing one good thing rather than another, of praying in one way rather than in another. It is not a matter of any special psychological effect in our own … [Continue reading...]

Remember Osteen? Al Mohler Speaks Up

UPDATE: Dr. Mohler posted on Osteen in June of '05. Thanks for the correction. More than a year after this blog called for the "outing" of Joel Osteen as a motivational speaker pretending to be a Christian pastor, Al Mohler … [Continue reading...]