Mark Driscoll 2.0?

Introduction And so it was that Jordan Peterson said the thing that the reformed movement was trying to avoid, and lo, they pretty much pretended he was a right wing nut job. And it might be much to their peril. Three things have come together times rather closely together and Peterson was the emulsifier forContinue reading “Mark Driscoll 2.0?”

The Stories He Keeps Telling: Keller Edition

Editors Note: Well it looks like we aren’t lucky enough for Old Man Cosper to throw in the towel so we can be done with this series. If you need to catch up click on the tag that says The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill and the previous posts will pop up. So whereContinue reading “The Stories He Keeps Telling: Keller Edition”

How Does This Keep Happening?

I am a fan of Life, Books, and Everything, a podcast that is mostly Kevin DeYoung’s. But was founded with Colin Hansen and Justin Taylor as co-hosts with DeYoung. I commend it to you. I think I have only heard one episode that I would consider to be dull. And while I listen for DeYoungContinue reading “How Does This Keep Happening?”

Gullible is not a Good Look

Introduction I am trying to be charitable, so I do not intend to throw around words like lazy, or cowardly. But is it just me or are a lot of pastors gullible? The ongoing issue at hand is the “deconstructors.” as I just said this is an ongoing issue, so obviously growing that The GospelContinue reading “Gullible is not a Good Look”

Not Your Best Friend

Editors Note: Having returned from my travels and recovered from the Rona, I now am pleased to post this first article of the year. Thanks to any regular readers for your patience. Because I am not that smart or just bursting with new ideas I am going to return to a few of my hobbyContinue reading “Not Your Best Friend”

The 8th Reason it’s Hard to Find a Youth Minister

Introduction It is an interesting place to be when I read something and find myself saying, “Yes, but also no.” This was my experience reading a well meaning and solidly written banner article on The Gospel Coalition*. I agree with Gulledge on his reasoning. Probably a lot of young seminarians reject leading a youth ministryContinue reading “The 8th Reason it’s Hard to Find a Youth Minister”

Acts 29 Marks of a Gospel Coalition Church Order of Service (With Excerpts)

I can not reveal the way in which I acquired this outline of service, dated 10-18-2020. However, in my travels I have distressingly found it to be the norm with a few tweaks. I hope that it entertains more than distresses. Or perhaps it will serve as a corrective and will prod a few intoContinue reading “Acts 29 Marks of a Gospel Coalition Church Order of Service (With Excerpts)”

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”

Running the Kids out of Church on a Rail

Introduction It has become darkly humorous to me how the fretting over youth leaving the church has lead to a sort of self fulfilling prophesy. We worry the youth will leave, but are somehow shocked and appalled when they do just that. Fortunately I think there are the rumblings, on the deeper end of theContinue reading “Running the Kids out of Church on a Rail”