Caleb Morell of 9 Marks on How Washington, D.C. Churches Dealt with the 1918 Spanish Flu that Killed 3,000 Washingtonians

Caleb Morell of 9 Marks and Capitol Hill Baptist wrote an interesting article on how Washington, D.C. churches reacted to the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. In that medical crisis 3,000 Washingtonians were lost their lives. This is more of a history post about a dark season in American history in the nation’s capitol.  Continue reading

Politics and the Evangelical Church in 2020. A Look at the Just Gospel Conference at Del Rey Baptist From March 5 – 7, 2020

In the Washington, D.C. area this past week a sizable and impressive conference took place at Garrett Kell’s Del Rey Baptist. Called the Just Gospel it looked at the issues of politics and the church and touched on issues from poverty to immigration as well. In what will be a volatile election year with many evangelicals involved in Christian nationalism the Just Gospel looked like a healthy and solid event, and honestly one that I wish I could have attended and listened in person.  Continue reading

David Platt’s McLean Bible is Now Pushing 9 Marks Material

Recently I was at McLean Bible and noticed something that was deeply troubling. McLean Bible is now officially pushing 9 Marks material. They were handing out a book by Mark Dever this morning at church and look at the number of books behind the welcome desk that they were working through. This blog stands ready for people to tell their stories of spiritual abuse at McLean Bible. Now its just a matter of time. Continue reading

Mark Dever Celebrates 25 Years as a Pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. A Reflection on a Theological Autocrat

Mark Dever celebrated being a pastor for 25 years at Capitol Hill Baptist Church on September 22, 2019. This blog had a solid source who conveyed quite a bit about the culture and issues at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. But in the end how should Mark Dever be remembered? He should be remembered for his autocratic theology and his authoritarianism.  Continue reading