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 …

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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 …

Letters to the Editor (Sports, Hymns, and Hobbies, and Entertainment)

It has been far too long since I shared a collection of letters to the editor. So here, to remedy this transgression, is a selection of just some of the letters from readers like you that have come my way in the past few weeks. I hope you enjoy them! They deal with sports and hobbies, smutty movies, and what we lost when we lost our hymnals. Letters on  Is There Anything Wrong with Sports and Hobbies? Regarding hobbies, I …

Letters to the Editor (Pastors, Church, Baptism, The ‘Ol Ball and Chain, Jesus Calling, Diversity and Boy Scouts)

As you know, I get letters—lots and lots of letters. From time to time I like to collect and share some of the best (and occasionally the worst) of them. Here, then, is another collection of letters to the editor. Letters on 10 Serious Problems with Jesus Calling  You sound like a pompous Christian who picks apart others seeking to outsmart readers with your intellect. God Calling is a special book to me and has made God attainable and loving …

Letters to the Editor (Video Games, Eschatology, False Teachers and more)

I get letters! I write articles and some people take the time to respond with letters to the editor. Here is another batch of those letters. Letters on Learning to Be Rich To bolster your argument, this happened to me: When having a will produced before returning to the mission field, the lawyer casually but non-mean spiritedly commented that we were dirt poor missionaries. Then we got on the plane and in less than 24 hours we were transformed into …