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”

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”

Comedy Before the Seat of Scoffers

Introduction  And just when I thought I had nothing to post Brian Mattson rushed to my aid with an interesting third part in his, “unplanned series on Christian conduct in the public square.” Which means I will do a second piece in so many weeks on Christians and comedy. First things first here are theContinue reading “Comedy Before the Seat of Scoffers”

Your World as I See It: Never Had a Friend

As Solomon says everything comes around again, and like clockwork comes a thread a Twitter thread that makes its way before my eyes via Not the Bee. The topic is one of my old hobby horses to flog, that men and women can not and should not be friends. Had I a beleaguered manservant IContinue reading “Your World as I See It: Never Had a Friend”

Of Pharisees and Dissected Frogs

Over the past few years, really since the election of one Orange Man, it has been a pretty common refrain that late night comedy is simply not funny. Technically, jokes are made, an audience laughs on cue, but it’s joyless. The jokes hit the right pattern of a joke, the delivery is perfectly timed andContinue reading “Of Pharisees and Dissected Frogs”