August 12, 2020

Evangelism: Resources, Methods and Content

This post is a survey of some thoughts about evangelism that I've wanted to share for some time in response to several discussions and posts in the blogosphere. I hope they are helpful in some way to those of you who do … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 1:08:07: Mark Galli: Liturgy Beyond the Rat Race of “Relevance”

Thanks, Mark Galli. If these two paragraphs summarizing the thoughts on liturgy in your current book project are any indication, I may buy twenty. Why do post-evangelicals like myself find such a comfort and a shelter in … [Continue reading...]

Passive or Passionate?: Francis Chan and the God of the Gospel Offer

UPDATE: Kiwi and an Emu has some thoughts. UPDATE II: Frank Turk has some outstanding thoughts on this topic, plus a great Spurgeon quote. This is a dialog that will be very helpful to many SBC leaders wondering if Calvinism is … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #39

My favorite Christmas gift. A Sara Groves song for New Year. Financial integrity for churches. Epiphany. Encouragement from Hebrews. Sara Groves Embezzlement at Amy Welborn's blog (Not what it sounds like.) The Internet … [Continue reading...]

Recommendations and Reviews: J.F. Powers, “Wheat That Springeth Green”

Just finished J.F. Powers' novel of the life of an ordinary suburban priest, Wheat That Springeth Green. Maybe I'm starved for a good novel, but it was fine. Great character. Understated, excellent humor. A simple, even profound, … [Continue reading...]

Remembering The Stutterer

When I was a child and a teenager, I stuttered. For several years, quite badly. Those who know me will notice that I can still get into some stuttering patterns when I’m nervous or stressed, but for the most part, my stuttering … [Continue reading...]

Books Worth Reading in 2007

UPDATE: What if the TR watchbloggers fisked this post for orthodoxy? It might look like this. I am frequently challenged in comments around here to come up with some kind of a book list. I've published a list of authors before, … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: “Apocalypto”

Back in the day, Hollywood used to occasionally make a movie about the early Christians. Central to those films was a sense that the old world, the Roman world, the world of the old gods, was on the verge of collapse, while the … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #38

A great Andrew Peterson/Michael Card song. Words about ministry in response to suicide. The Christian-Industrial complex. A BCP based Bible reading resource. The Internet Monk Radio Podcast is available at iTunes. A glowing … [Continue reading...]

Riffs: 12:29:06: The Christian-Industrial Complex

A good friend mailed me a note the other day, asking my opinion of a book that was all the rage in his megachurch. It's not the first time we've had that conversation. We've covered this ground many times because his church, like … [Continue reading...]