December 15, 2019

Guess Who? on John 3:16

UPDATE: Welcome Fide-O readers. I invite you to read this post and tell me why Jason Robertson thinks it's about him. Good luck. Guess Who said it? "I am troubled by the tendency of some - often young people newly infatuated … [Continue reading...]


Listen. I am not an Arminian. I'm not an opponent of reformed theology. I haven't taken a notion to "mock" someone's sermons. My issues with the "L" go back at least 15 years, maybe more, to my first reading of Pink. I'm very well … [Continue reading...]

Rhodes, Alcorn and Ware on God’s Love and Christ’s Work

Doing some research on how reformed preachers deal with John 3:16, I was really surprised at how few resources there are on the web giving any real balanced, serious and fair discussion of the subject of the extent of the … [Continue reading...]

Spiritual Stew or Bread of Life?

I've had two major Bible study projects this year. The first was a men's Bible study/chapel preaching series on marriage. The second is a careful study of the Epistle of Paul to the Colossians, which I'm teaching to the same group … [Continue reading...]

Review: “V” For Vendetta

Because my son is a fan of the original graphic novel, "V for Vendetta," my drive home from the theater this afternoon was a seminar in all the ways the new film differed from the novel. Those observations cemented my impression … [Continue reading...]

To Complete The Vow: A Meditation for Husbands and Wives

The Minister, receiving the Woman at her father's or friend's hands, shall cause the Man with his right hand to take the Woman by her right hand, and to say after him as followeth. I, M. take thee, N. to my wedded wife, to have … [Continue reading...]

Pilgrim Tracks Through The Stacks

I'm not like you. I've got a mongrel library. I don't like to be told what to read. One of my characteristic behaviors in high school was to be constantly reading....reading something that was not my assignment. I moderated … [Continue reading...]

Don Whitney and The Recovery of Reformation Spirituality

Avoiding A Theology To Kill Your Devotional Life I wrote about devotional resources that have proven meaningful to me in "An iMonkish Quiet Time." Don Whitney is an unusual person. Not to meet or hear him, but unusual in … [Continue reading...]

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?

I'll be putting an essay in this space in a few days, but until then, check out Scot Mcknight's blog, and especially the series of posts on "Jesus and Homosexuality." Here are two quotes" So, I begin right here: How would Jesus … [Continue reading...]

Dying, We Live: Pat’s Story

This is the first post in a new IM category: "The Second Half of Life." I never knew Pat when he was healthy. I first heard his name in the aftermath of a massive heart attack that visited him one night and left him a weakened … [Continue reading...]