January 21, 2020

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...]

Postcards To A Young Theologian 4

Postcard 1 Postcard 2 Postcard 3 4. Determine to be part of a community where the concept of leadership is fully New Testament in its understanding of the relation of clergy and laity, and is free from the exaggerated and … [Continue reading...]

Postcards To A Young Theologian 3

Postcard 1 Postcard 2 3. Be honest: Does the logic of a group eventually conclude that other Christians are, in fact, not true believers at all? The Arminian God is not "worshipable." If you believe the doctrines of … [Continue reading...]

Postcards To A Young Theologian 2

Postcard 1 2. Be suspicious of guilt that comes from crossing the perceived boundaries of a group. In between the lines of these epistles from young theologians, there is a common emotion. It is not a front-burner emotion, … [Continue reading...]

Like The Night My House Was Burning by Denise Day Spencer

Denise is blogging about the recent "cancer scare" at her blog. I want to link here so that IM readers can experience her excellent writing and benefit from her honest reflections on this experience. Since many of you prayed for … [Continue reading...]

Postcards To A Young Theologian 1

I'm fortunate to be trusted with many letters chronicling the spiritual journeys of some of my readers. Currently, I have several of these letters in my mailbox that I need to answer. I have a particular group, however, that are … [Continue reading...]

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...]

Jesus=Salvation

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...]