Letters to the Editor

I continue to receive lots of letters from readers of this site. And, as you know, I like to print some of them from time to time. Here is a small collection of recent ones which offer comments on a variety of subjects. Letters on The Missing Elements of Modern Worship Hi Tim, I am 70 years old. I have experienced these things in worship from when I was a boy and enjoyed the worship in the old way and …

Letters to the Editor (Tithing, Francis Chan, and Unequally Yoked)

I continue to receive lots of letters from readers. Here is a small collection of recent ones which offer comments on tithing, on Francis Chan’s new book about house churches, and on whether premarital pregnancy nullifies the “unequally yoked” principle. I hope you enjoy them. Letters on Who Gives What: Should the Pastor Know? Thank you for the thoughtful interaction with the question of whether or not pastors should know what people are or are not giving. I did have an …

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Letters to the Editor (Francis Chan and Prophecy)

I continue to receive lots of letters from readers. Here is a small collection of them which comment on my review of Francis Chan’s Letters to the Church as well as a recent article on prophecy. Letters on Francis Chan’s Letters to the Church You write that the pastors of the house churches are mostly bi-vocational and not seminary-educated. While I don’t think that a man would be immediately disqualified from the role of pastor because of either of these, I …

Letters to the Editor (Gospel, Porn, Sober Warnings, and Joel Osteen)

I continue to receive letters from readers. Here is a small collection of them commenting on my articles or videos on living worthy of the gospel, on warnings from the earliest Christians, and on Joel Osteen’s sermon that changed Oprah’s life.  I hope you enjoy them! Letters on Are You Living Worthy of the Gospel? In our times, I think a more important question is ‘How are we to live a life worthy of the gospel?’ I think a lot of …

Sex on the Silver Screen: Reader Follow-up

I recently wrote another entry in my ongoing series Sex on the Silver Screen (this one titled A Scenario to Consider). I laid out a scenario, asked some questions, and invited readers to submit a Letter to the Editor as a means of fostering dialog about the topic. As promised, here are some of the representative responses I received. To answer your questions about how I would feel if my spouse participated in a sex scene: I would feel very strange, if not …

Public Schooling, Revoice and Laura Ingalls Wilder

I continue to receive letters from readers. Here is a small collection of some especially noteworthy ones. Readers add their comments to my articles on public schooling, the Revoice conference, and the renaming of an award given in honor of Laura Ingalls Wilders.  I hope you enjoy them! Letters on Honestly Assessing Our Decision to Public School Our Kids I read with great interest (and some trepidation) your post on schooling your children. I love that you also shared your son’s …

Readers Comment on Renaming the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal

Last week I made mention of the recent news that the name of Laura Ingalls Wilder has been removed from the award that, until this year, bore her name–an award given to writers or illustrators of children’s books who have made a lengthy contribution to children’s literature. As I mentioned it I invited readers to submit letters to the editor with their comments on this decision. I received many of them and want to share some of them with you. …

Letters to the Editor (Video Games, Christian Books, Prosperity Gospel, etc)

I continue to receive letters from readers. Here is a small collection of them commenting on my articles or videos on video games, Jesus, marriage, the prosperity gospel church, and God’s hatred for sexual immorality.  I hope you enjoy them! Letters on Do Your Children Play Video Games? One comment I would add to your excellent article: video games are a great opportunity to teach children discernment. When my kids weren’t allowed to play a game, as much as possible, I went …

Letters to the Editor (Christianish Churches, No Hitters and Cell Phones)

I continue to receive some interesting and excellent letters from readers. Here is a small collection of them interacting with my articles or videos on the distinction between Christian and Christianish, the prosperity gospel, the no-hitter epidemic in baseball, and our addiction to our smartphones.  I hope you enjoy them! Letters on Is Your Church Christian or Christianish? First, I would like to thank you for blog post, Tim. I found it helpful and insightful. However, there is one point I …

Letters to the Editor (The Decline of Blogs, the Next Frontier for Pornography)

I consider it a joy and an honor that anyone would take the time to pen a letter to the editor. It’s a double blessing to be able to share some of them with you. Be sure to give these ones a read, as I think you’ll benefit from them. Letters on Why Christians Blogs Aren’t What They Used To Be Tim, I have been reading you for a long time and love your heart, your thinking, your consistency. So thankful …