Weasel Words and Wilson Wannabe’s

It is no secret in my circle of friends that I have a low opinion of Toby Sumpter. So imagine my surprise when, a few months back, CrossPolitic said Baptist theology causes transgenderism and I learned after an assumption that not only did Sumpter not say that but he wasn’t even on the show atContinue reading “Weasel Words and Wilson Wannabe’s”

You’re Telling Me it is Singing?

My mother used to quip every time we homeschoolers were listening to NPR’s All Things Considered that “They don’t consider God!” And she is right, even if the reminder got old fast. However my memory was drawn back to that when I heard a report on Morning Edition about the Insight Probe deployed to MarsContinue reading “You’re Telling Me it is Singing?”

Perhaps like Spurgeon

There are worse ways to pass a warm Memphis afternoon than with a cigar and mint julep in the shade of a porch. And it provides an excellent opportunity to be edified. It is simple to fall into the pattern of throwing a show on and making some decent headway on a series. And IContinue reading “Perhaps like Spurgeon”

Tied Together

Introduction At the time of their writing I did not consider how connected the subject of women in ministry and killing Children’s Church was. But once you see it, everything becomes kind of obvious. Both are a cancer on the western church and they work together to weaken the entire body. The question of womenContinue reading “Tied Together”

Obedience is the Very Best Way…

Introduction It does not take long, letting your fingers do the walking for you, to find many think pieces on how the church needs a vision for men. I also find it ironic, but telling, that the ones who do offer just such a vision are greeted with shrieks of dismay. The problem brought intoContinue reading “Obedience is the Very Best Way…”

Tying up some Loose Ends

As an addendum to what I have previously written here are two more things to consider when rendering judgement on the scenario around Matt Chandler and his leave of absence.  First for those who are holding their breath for fresh revelations and new recriminations a word in season from my teacher to consider. Presented withoutContinue reading “Tying up some Loose Ends”

Flawless Church Discipline?

Introduction Hot takes are not our thing here so with a few weeks having gone by with no new revelations I think it is acceptable to sit down and watch some game film and admit to ourselves that Matt Chandler was just railroaded and the perp got away with it. A Three Ring Circus AtContinue reading “Flawless Church Discipline?”

If We Would Build from the Ashes

Editors Note: This is Part Two of a duo set of articles on the problem with Children’s Church, why we should burn it down, and what we should do instead. Part One where I argue to burn it to ashes can be read here. Introduction  It continues to mystify me when the forth commandment becameContinue reading “If We Would Build from the Ashes”

The Stories He Keeps Telling, Listen to this Instead

Ok, I was planning to just let this series trail off and die the kind of slow and panful death that the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast should have died long ago. Three things happened to cause me to put up this very brief installment. 1. Cosper pinky promised that there is onlyContinue reading “The Stories He Keeps Telling, Listen to this Instead”

Kill it with Fire

Editors Note: This is the first in a two part series, the second of which can be found here. Introduction I’ll admit it, as a children’s missionary, I hate children’s church. Even as a child I hated children’s church. And now, as a professional in children’s ministry, if I had my way I would killContinue reading “Kill it with Fire”