July 13, 2020

American Idolatry: What’s Entertainment?

In this series, Michael briefly examines the idolatries that have infected evangelicalism, especially the Southern Baptist Convention. Previous Posts: American Idolatry: With God On Our Side A previous IM essay on a similar … [Continue reading...]

American Idolatry: With God On Our Side

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Why Mark Driscoll Bothers You (or Not)

UPDATE: Driscoll has a short piece of video at Desiring God for those of you who might not have heard him explain his approach to being "missional." My review of Confessions of a Reformission Rev. can be found here. After … [Continue reading...]

Review: Reinventing Jesus

In a flood of books about the radical revisionism regarding Jesus going on in current New Testament studies, it is important to those with less than endless book allowances to find the right book that accomplishes as much as … [Continue reading...]

The Boat in the Backyard: A Father’s Depression and a Boy Who Finally Understands

This piece about my dad, and how his depression impacted my life, is a statement of my faith in Jesus Christ, the one whose Gospel gives hope to dads and sons everywhere. This is the story of how I was robbed, and blessed, at … [Continue reading...]

Divorce, Remarriage and the Gospel 8: Leadership

Divorce, Remarriage and the Gospel 1 Divorce, Remarriage and the Gospel 2: A Map For the Road Divorce, Remarriage and the Gospel 3: One More Question Divorce, Remarriage and the Gospel 4: The Law and The Prophets Divorce, … [Continue reading...]

The SBC Resolution on Alcohol: A Matter of Shame

Phil. 1:20 as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. 2Tim. 2:15 Do your best to present … [Continue reading...]

Have Southern Baptists Turned A Page?

In what may be the SBC's most significant political development in more than twenty years, convention messengers broke the insider hold on the powerful office of President and elected an outsider with no national connections, … [Continue reading...]

Review: Pocket Guide To The Bible by Jason Boyett

UPDATE: Jason is guestblogging at the BHT June 12-16. My White Castles have yet to arrive. A few years ago our family encountered The Reduced Shakespeare Company's "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged," a two … [Continue reading...]

Pentecost: The Third Great Day

Act 2:1-8 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. (2) And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. (3) And … [Continue reading...]