January 18, 2020

How much is too much?

How far is too far in using creative methods to "reach" people? Tom Ascol has been posting some good posts about some of the more extreme forms of sincere, but outlandish pragmatism to be found in the cause of church growth and … [Continue reading...]

S.M. Hutchens’ Journey: Worth Noting

My admiration for Touchstone Magazine grows daily, and among Touchstone's writers, no one comes close to S.M. Hutchens for speaking to my own journey into, around, and sometimes out of evangelicalism. … [Continue reading...]

A God-Shaped Void? Maybe Not

Nevertheless, young people do not feel disenchanted, lost or alienated in a meaningless world. "Instead, the data indicated that they found meaning and significance in the reality of everyday life, which the popular arts helped … [Continue reading...]

The Trouble With Too Many Compliments

Turning point. Here's what I recall. I was a relatively new Christian, already getting my feet wet sharing my faith, leading Bible studies and so forth. I was in that phase of nearly insatiable curiosity about the Bible. In my … [Continue reading...]

The IMonk Weekend File: 5:6:06

I haven't done a weekend file in months. Seems like a good time. Mark DeVine is a professor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His blog impresses me, his book looks great, and his post on the emerging church good guys … [Continue reading...]

Triumph of the Hippie Jesus?

David Wayne has an excellent post at Jollyblogger on the foolishness of what he calls a "purely" incarnational ministry, by which he means a focus on the earthly ministry of Jesus that omits the present reign of Jesus as Lord of … [Continue reading...]

Review: Christian Theologies of Scripture edited by Justin Holcomb

It's interesting to watch American Christians scramble for cover from the Da Vinci Code phenomenon. It's not like these questions don't have answers. Lots of good writers are cranking out books with the answers to Dan Brown's … [Continue reading...]

Stop Me Before I Turn Into A.W. Pink

Readers interested in an objective view of the life of A.W. Pink should read Iain Murray's Biography of Pink, which has the virtue of being complimentary of Pink the theologian and teacher, and honestly critical of Pink's eventual … [Continue reading...]

Marcus Borg: Decide For Yourself

With all the discussion of Marcus Borg's "Christianity" lately, it might be good to actually read the man. So for those who want to hear from Borg what he believes, I've put together a few Marcus Borg links that should provide you … [Continue reading...]

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...]