Eric Rigney has a blog, which I promise will be worth a stop every so often. I know this fellow who lies. Not a lot, not in big ways, but in the same ways I was frequently guilty of lying as a young man. Exaggeration. Bragging a falsehood. Crossing the line from wishful thinking toContinue reading “The Lying Guy”
Josh said it in his usual blunt manner, but he’s right. I said it months ago in this IM piece on romanticism in worship. S.M. Hutcheons absolutely beats it like a drum in a recent article in Touchstone. Larknews parodied it dead on last year.
My friend Steve Mcfarland has written a provocative and impassioned plea from a Christian in the public schools. Steve is asking his fellow Christians to not abandon one part of the culture- the public schools where millions of Christians work, millions of Christian kids attend, and millions of lost, hurting students need our help. AContinue reading “What About Christians in the Public Schools?”
A Rant of mine from the BHT. About the Pentecostal/Charismatic view of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. The iMonk rants on the Baptism in/with/of/by the HS. (I was a bit cranky.) The innovation of the Baptism in/with/by/of the HS (BHS from now on) as a separate experience from salvation is one of the greatContinue reading “A Rant on The Baptism”
A Small Church Tragedy I’m back. I want to talk about a story from back home in my hometown, Owensboro, Kentucky. I wish I could link the newspaper account of this story, but it’s under a registration page, so you will just have to trust me on this one. The church is Wing Avenue BaptistContinue reading “A Small Church Tragedy”
This is going to sound real cynical to some of you. Forgive me if it’s a bit too much. My Charismatic friends can start praying for me 🙂 I hear a lot of prayer requests in my job. On a weekly basis, I probably participate in 10-15 different sessions of prayer requests. Over my evangelicalContinue reading “The Divine Protection Racket? A Fixer God?”
INTRO: These are provocative questions meant to stir discussion. Please don’t over characterize me personally. I’m a facilitator of a discussion here. OK? 1. Would you tell a room full of atheists that your children are less likely to be involved in automobile accidents than theirs because you pray for them? If yes, on whatContinue reading “Protection Racket Questions”