A Visit to the EFCA’s Salem Church in Staten Island, New York and Some Feedback

Recently this blog was in the New York City area. While in the area l stopped and visited the EFCA’s Salem Church as led by John Welborn. While Salem is a warm and welcoming environment to strangers, it’s sound can be hard on one’s hearing. Also this blog noticed that John Welborn is using material from James MacDonald. In light of the issues with Harvest Bible Chapel this blog hopes that Welborn will refrain from using MacDonald’s material. Continue reading

Considering Authoritarianism in Evangelicalism. Did Individuals Like Mark Driscoll in Seattle Pave the way for Evangelicals to Follow Donald Trump?

Evangelical Christianity is a very authoritarian culture. There are many pastors who can rule in a authoritarian manner. I have experienced this in a couple of churches as well. This blog would like to ask a question, when you consider some of the evangelical personalities that exist from C.J. Mahaney, to Mark Driscoll and James MacDonald; have such pastors paved the way for people like Donald Trump? Is evangelical culture nothing but authoritarianism and abuse?  Continue reading