Bonus Round Review

Tuesday I reviewed Harry Lee Poe’s biography trilogy on C.S. Lewis. Over the past weekend I viewed the movie The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis. To simply say that the movie ended up being almost exactly what my, somewhat low, expectations were would short circuit  this review. While remaining brief IContinue reading “Bonus Round Review”

Becoming, Making, and Completing C.S. Lewis, A Book Review

I am not sure why but I was not expecting to like Harry Lee Poe’s biographical trilogy on C. S. Lewis: Becoming C.S. Lewis, The Making of C.S. Lewis, and The Complete C.S. Lewis. It likely has something to do with the scope of the thing just looking daunting. Or with my growing concern withContinue reading “Becoming, Making, and Completing C.S. Lewis, A Book Review”

Trickle Down Theology

Introduction Back in my days of Semi-Pelagianism I was repulsed by the arrogant attitude of the first “Calvinists” I met embodied in a group of Primitive Baptists. I will never forget the smug smirk on the face of one as we debated the issue. I raised several of the basic objections and verses to support,Continue reading “Trickle Down Theology”

Clarifying the Melting Pot

Introduction One of the particulars of Protestantism that Eastern Orthodox and Papists can not wrap their heads around is our ability to be sectarian. They claim to be unified in all things, even though after a little letting your fingers do the walking for you that it becomes apparent that they manifestly are not. ForContinue reading “Clarifying the Melting Pot”

Throw Books at Em

TGC put forward an article by Patrick Miller ‘I Lost my Mom to Facebook’ and it was for all intents and purposes fine. I’m not looking to critique but merely to flog a dead horse some more. Pastors do the hard work of making your church a reading church. Couple of things on the frontContinue reading “Throw Books at Em”

Deconstructing or Disciplined

Introduction It is no secret that I have very little patience for people who are “deconstructing” and have no intention to reconstruct but want there to be no shift in our relationship. They are just now a person whose faith “means a lot to them.” by which they mean they like to think fondly onContinue reading “Deconstructing or Disciplined”

A Melancholy Move

I knew the day would come. And it has. I have moved Mark Driscoll and Matt Chandler to the out of reach shelf on my library. By that I mean their books. Part of my personal library are two nine foot shelves, immediately behind my desk where I keep all of my most used bookContinue reading “A Melancholy Move”

Three Pronouns Walk into a Bar

Introduction I will begin with the obvious that I will be “punching up” (which I am told is the only acceptable way to crack any jokes) in this critique. Although it might be more fair to say I am moving above my pay grade. But things have been slow in these parts and this isContinue reading “Three Pronouns Walk into a Bar”

Men, Whiskey, Cigars, Books, and Minstry

Now that I have had a score of years experience in hospitality and teaching men I should like to make a few observations and suggestions oh how Christians should approach men and ministry among them.  Never Underestimate Laziness I’ll be the first to admit that giving a lecture or a sermon is where I live.Continue reading “Men, Whiskey, Cigars, Books, and Minstry”

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?”