Postcards from Palookaville

Postcards from Palookaville

At our recording session last week, la Diva was complaining in a loud, if not stentorian, voice that the Alliance doesn't promote her like other more prestigious outfits promote their famous housewife theologians , complete with snazzy photo shoots and respectful interviews. Soooo... the Puppet...
Of all the advantages of creeds and confessions, the most neglected and yet one of the most important is the element of protest. Forgive me indulging my Bannermania once again, but The Ecclesiologist puts it this way: ‘In its office to those that are without its pale, it is the duty of the...
On Wednesday night, Banner of Truth and Westminster Bookstore finally launched the new edition of Bannerman. Patman from Banner HQ was there in the Bannermobile. Benny was absent due to illness but the Jets turned up to man the bookstall (yes, we still 'man' things at Westminster). Even the...
This weekend I spent an afternoon watching the new DVD from Media Gratiae which is being promoted by Banner of Truth, Logic on Fire . With this, and the Bannerman volume, in the space of two weeks, the Banner is at the top of its game. Logic on Fire consists of three DVDs dealing with the life and...
Paul Levy has a penetrating review of Paul’s Tripp’s Dangerous Calling over at ref21. He rightly sees the problems with the dangers of detachment of well-known conference speakers from everyday life, of continual self-reference (naming ministries after yourself simply proves the point...
Paul Levy has a penetrating review of Paul’s Tripp’s Dangerous Calling over at ref21. He rightly sees the problems with the dangers of detachment of well-known conference speakers from everyday life, of continual self-reference (naming ministries after yourself simply proves the point...
The Banner of Truth’s retyped and reissued edition of James Bannerman’s The Church of Christ is, like so many of their books, beautifully produced. It is also most timely. Reading this book and putting into practice its basic theology will set your church in good stead for handling the...
Scot McKnight has written a concise and clear post , arguing against the common claim that Jesus did not speak about the issue of homosexuality. One for pastors (and indeed everyone) to keep on file as this is a point we will have to face again and again in the coming days.
Over at ref21 the other week, Jonesy and Levy upset the Big Eva establishment by decrying the strange American habit of clapping after Christian conference addresses. Well, it seems that these two estimable champions of stadium modesty are also in the vanguard of contemporary feminism. For it is...
Todd’s Eva Fever pinpoints a significant problem within the evangelical culture today. And there is more. First, parachurch organizations themselves – including the Alliance – also need to act responsibly. Those which exist to replicate or supplement that which the church offers...