October 21, 2020

What’s In A Name?

BHT Fellow leif rigney abandons the name "Christian," but holds onto the faith once delivered. One of my finest friendships is with OBI graduate, former OBI teacher, former member of the church where I preach, current English … [Continue reading...]

A Perfect Paul?

Are evangelicals blind to the obvious faults of the Apostle Paul....and, consequently, to many of their own? I'm reading Charles Freeman's book "The Closing of the Western Mind." It's not exactly an unbiased presentation of … [Continue reading...]

Video Games and Christian Maturity

I just finished reading the current edition of the Highland Study Center's monthly publication, Every Thought Captive, with the theme "Revolt Against Maturity." It's a good issue, and it will eventually be on the net, but not yet. … [Continue reading...]

The Deconstruction Project: My emerging church talk

I am speaking at an emerging worship service this weekend. I'm pretty excited. I figured out the other day that in the last 15 years, I have spoken to the same audience (different people) over 2,000 times. So any opportunity to … [Continue reading...]

Andrew Jones: An Emerging “Apostle” and His American Epistle

Andrew Jones- a.k.a. the Tall Skinny Kiwi- is a missionary spokesmen to and for the global emerging church. Andrew wouldn't like me saying this, but I see him as an apostle for the movement and the absolutely must-hear voice to … [Continue reading...]

Romeo Is Better Off Dead

Some of my BHT posts have me in the usual trouble I get in around Valentine's Day. Here are a few thoughts that might clarify things....or make them worse. Try to remain calm. As best I can tell, romance is our poor imitation … [Continue reading...]

The End of the Debate: Gene Bridges on Baptists and Baptism

UPDATE II: Gene Bridges addresses the issue of the universal church, and reprints Dagg on that subject. (J.L. Dagg was Southern Baptists' first writing theologian.) UPDATE: Tom Ascol adds some more historical material that … [Continue reading...]

A Generous Catholicity

We like the creeds....except for the catholic parts. "I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints..." -The Apostle's Creed "And I believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I … [Continue reading...]

Three Questions About a “Secret” Rapture

UPDATE: Jason Boyett's "Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse" is a great book for anyone interested in the basics of evangelical apocalyptic eschatology. Advocates of the rapture make much of the texts in Luke and Matthew that speak … [Continue reading...]

What’s Wrong With The Sermon? V: “More stories please!”

The series to this point: Whatâ�?��?�s Wrong With The Sermon?: It's Too Long. Whatâ�?��?�s Wrong With The Sermon? II: It's Boring. Whatâ�?��?�s Wrong With The Sermon? III: "I don't understand it." Whatâ�?��?�s Wrong With … [Continue reading...]