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?”

Despising Their Congregations

Editors Note: This is the second in an informal series ranging over understanding some nuances of “evangelical elites” big and small. It will also probably tie into the recent SBC controversy next week.  Introduction I realize that the title is a heavy accusation. It might even be clickbait, I’m not sure. Perhaps it would beContinue reading “Despising Their Congregations”

Older, Restless, and Reformed

A few weeks back I was going through my library culling books whose usefulness had expired. Their shelf life was short simply because they were back from the heady days where evangelicalism was grappling with the Emerging/Emergent Church. And as I was doing this it hit me. I kind of miss those days of theContinue reading “Older, Restless, and Reformed”

Proverbs 31 2.0

This is an annual update of a post I wrote last year around this time, which can be found here, if you have any interest. A good bit has been rewritten to include new material as my wife continues to do such an excellent job of exemplifying this passage. And as I said last yearContinue reading “Proverbs 31 2.0”

“Women are Dangerous”

“Women should feel like they are dangerous. Of course they are dangerous. And the most dangerous are those who don’t understand what the danger is.” – Douglas Wilson, response to letters on his blog Far be it from me to take issue with Doug Wilson. However, I will risk a nit to pick. The aboveContinue reading ““Women are Dangerous””

Preaching with “Uses”

Introduction  Some years ago Doug Pagitt, whom I was surprised to find is still a minor thing, caused something of a stir with the quote “Preaching doesn’t work.” The larger context was his book Preaching Re-Imagined which brought about a flurry of rebuttals. My favorite being Matt Chandlers delivered as a sermon at an ActsContinue reading “Preaching with “Uses””

Great Commission Southern Baptists

I would like to break from form for just a bit. What is to follow is a random layman assortment of thoughts and observations on the potential split happening in the Southern Baptist Convention. There is no order to these, and I doubt that any of my musings on this subject will cause anything toContinue reading “Great Commission Southern Baptists”

Give Thanks for the No

We come now to my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving. Of the four major American holidays Thanksgiving is kind of the underdog.* Matt Chandler pointed out how ignored it is “I feel like our kids are going to grow up saying, “Happy Forth of July.” “And Merry Christmas to you!” Halloween does not help either, stealing someContinue reading “Give Thanks for the No”

Encouragement for Young Men

Introduction Can we begin with the assumption that young men have brains and occasionally those things get used? I probably over cite Luther’s quote on humanity being like a drunk on a mule who falls off on one side and just to keep things even makes sure to fall off the other side the nextContinue reading “Encouragement for Young Men”