The Southern Baptists: A Reckoning Without a Way to Count

Albert Mohler is in sackcloth these days: Fourth, the world will be watching how Southern Baptists handle this report and the moral burden of sexual abuse as they gather in Anaheim. If there are factual corrections to be made, let them be made. But the weight of truth calls for repentance, broken-hearted concern, and a …

The Wetland Way, Week 4, Sunday: Making a Run for the Halls of the King — Chet Aero Marine

They shoved off about midnight. They first made sure the coast was clear on the beach, which it was; Andy’s predictions about the Verecundans’ patterns were correct. They hauled the boat over the rise and down the beach towards the water. It took about seven people to do this. Once at the water’s edge, they […]The …

The Smelliest Cigars of Them All — vulcanhammer.info

In many ways, the world we live in is a different place from when Vulcan went offshore fifty to sixty years ago. Some of the issues remain, such as energy independence and security. But others, in the U.S. at least, have been banished from the public square. One of those issues is smoking. I duly […]The …

The Canonisation of Charles de Foucauld, and Bossuet’s Elevations on the Mysteries

Today Charles de Foucauld is being canonised. The Frenchman who turned away from God and then back toward him in a way that led to his martyrdom in Algeria in 1916 will now be known as St. Charles de Foucauld. I've noted my own contact with Muslims over the years, but in the case of …

The Wetland Way, Week 2, Saturday: Some Get to Shop, Some Get Stuck Meeting with an Ambassador — Chet Aero Marine

George found it quite a challenge in getting Darlene up and going the next day, which in turn had the same problem with Terry. They barely made their appointment with the Vidameran embassy to try to finalise a visit with King Francis. Once they got there, though, they found their hurry unjustified, as the Vidameran […]The …

Why the Ukrainians Didn’t Evangelise

In 1988 my church aided (that's an understatement) the resettlement of twenty-four Ukrainian Pentecostal refugees. For me it was part of the experience of a lifetime: I had my first contact with the Soviets on a commercial level the previous year, and visited Moscow and what was then Leningrad in April. Getting to know the …

The Real Problem with @timkellernyc

It's been quite a back and forth between First Things James R. Wood and Tim Keller on the latter's evangelistic idea and the effect that it has on whether he's stuck with the Gospel or not. Wood's basic premise is that Keller's method is past its sell date due to changes in the culture; Keller's …

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