Guest Post on The Cult Next Door

Guest Post on The Cult Next Door

Here’s one of those writing gigs I mentioned. A while ago, I was invited to contribute a guest post to a blog called The Cult Next Door that deals (appropriately enough) with issues of cults and spiritual abuse. The title comes from the fact that the author was for many years a member of a […]

Reader Question: Did Jesus Teach Legalism?

Reader Question: Did Jesus Teach Legalism?

Site reader and frequent commenter OneSurvivor (who by the way has quite a good blog on abuse-related issues) has rediscovered the best way to get me to write a post: Ask me a good question! No really, do; it gets me talking like nothing else. She recently sent in this comment: I have to ask. […]

Literally Noir

Literally Noir

The streets of the city are always dark, especially when it’s raining. And they just put a fresh coat of grime down 67th street. It got all over my office window. Not that you can see anything out my office window anyway. And if you could, you wouldn’t want to. I’ve seen it all, and […]

Contrary to popular belief...

Contrary to popular belief…

… this is not actually what editors live on. .  .  . (Photo (c) E.P., taken in a little shop in Ireland. More about my life to follow shortly; just had to share the laugh.)

Precepts 2010-2011 Now Available (with three Bible studies by Eric!)

Precepts 2010-2011 Now Available (with three Bible studies by Eric!)

This just in! The company where I work as Senior Copy Editor just released this year’s brand-new Sunday School commentary, Precepts for Living, and it looks really good if I do say so myself. (That’s not boasting because really most of my work on it was checking grammar, sentence structure, and the odd bit of […]

Department of "Wait, What?"

Department of “Wait, What?”

Ring… Ring… “Hello, Department of ‘Wait, What?’.” “Yeah, it’s me. Hey, it’s been a long time since I did a ‘Stuff and Nonsense’ post, and I think I’d like to put in some ‘Wait, What?’.” “We’ve got that. What would you like?” “How about politics?” “I just remembered why I don’t like to talk politics.” […]

Recommended Reading: Chaplain Mike on Worship

Recommended Reading: Chaplain Mike on Worship

Over at the redoubtable Internet Monk blog, Chaplain Mike (carrying on for the sainted Michael Spencer) just posted a splendid piece about worship. It’s exceptional, in all the many meanings of that word. He emphasizes the necessity of congregational involvement and the false dichotomy of “form vs. freedom” (because every service has a form!). I […]