"Seek out the society of your boon companions, drink, play, talk bawdy, and amuse yourself. One must sometimes commit a sin out of hate and contempt for the Devil, so as not to give him the chance to make one scrupulous over mere nothings…" –Luther

Randy McRoberts

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Randy McRoberts doesn't like labels. He is Arminian, Wesleyan, libertarian, postmodern, postevangelical, postconservative, postapocalyptic, preterist, realist, and a Libra. He likes to study the Bible and teach others to do the same. He likes to shoot guns, eat food, play golf, and read books. He loves his God, his family, and his church. He ought to be an elbow-patched professor of Greek New Testament at a small midwestern liberal arts college, but instead he is a chemist in the much-maligned pharmaceutical industry. He is just trying to keep us all alive, that's all. He is one of the few teetotalers to walk through the door of the Boarshead Tavern, but he is oft drunken from inhaling the fumes. He thinks being drunken in the Tavern is the best feeling in the world. Randy is probably the oldest fellow, and the least serious.

Wright Bibliography in Logos

Friends, I am blessed to have several of Wright’s books in Logos. I am always happy to receive a tweet or an email asking me to help find a passage. While you are saving up the cash to re-buy the books you want in Logos, feel free to ping me. I have all the big […]

Isn’t that a double dutch oven? That means you each pay for your own, I think. That sounds doubly deadly.

Do you mean to tell me that when I give ten percent of my gross pre-tax income to my local church that it isn’t helping the poor enough? Aren’t we looking out for the widows, those in prison, and the poor? If what I give isn’t helping the poor, what is it being used for?

iMonk Classic: Christian without the Adjectives

Of course, I’m not talking about a church renting a place as the sole user. I’m talking about renting a theater for a couple hours a week. That is a far different equation. Think of it as a story problem.

I am not convinced that house church is the answer either. It might be, but the concept is not without problems. There are other ways to do church somewhere between house church and megachurch. Some of those ways need a lot less money to thrive and they may end up being more missional if the […]

I have kind of come to see that: The church doesn’t need to have a lawn to mow The church doesn’t need an office staff The church doesn’t need bulletins The model we are using may have worked for us once upon a time, but it isn’t suitable for today. It’s too expensive, it’s too […]

I hope that my own church experience is aberrant, but if it is, it is pretty consistently aberrant in my life. Because I have moved a lot, I’ve been in a lot of churches. Only two or three of them, and only two or three of the pastors, were above board about finances. And some […]

I’m being only slightly hyperbolic and strongly provocative when I say that tipping is more holy than tithing. I’m not talking about giving to the church in general, but in the requirement that ten percent of my gross income belongs to the local church and the powers that be in that church can use for […]

I’m with you, Kent. I’ve come to believe that tipping is more holy than tithing.