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”

Elite Status

This is going to be something of an informal introduction to a larger forthcoming article.  I look forward immensely to Samuel D. James’ upcoming book. I have read him for years and read everything he has written that wasn’t behind a pay wall. He is supremely edifying, even on the rare occasion when he hasContinue reading “Elite Status”

Do we Really Believe in the Kingdom of God?

Am I missing something here? Because I was under the impression that to the increase of Christ’s Kingdom there would be no end and that this wasn’t a big secret. For some time now there has been a growing consternation among Christians about the fact that, not only do we with Christ win in theContinue reading “Do we Really Believe in the Kingdom of God?”

The Canary in a Coal Mine

Let’s give credit where credit is due. Doug Wilson’s tactics may occasionally be obnoxious, but the guy absolutely deserves a gold star for trying things. And he has been perfectly positioned for evangelicalism at large to get a glimpse at what the world really thinks of us, in real time, and what works and doesn’tContinue reading “The Canary in a Coal Mine”

Lloyd-Jones and Four Chords

Introduction I think, by now, it is pretty apparent that I find modern evangelical worship highly suspect at best. I may be closer to the mark to say I utterly despise it. There are exceptions that sneak into the repertoire of of the four cord playing mono syllabic “worship leader”. But those are usually ofContinue reading “Lloyd-Jones and Four Chords”