How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Going to Reveal the Dark Flaws and Systemic Issues of Evangelical Christianity

The COVID-19 pandemic is going to reveal the dark problems and systemic issues of evangelicalism. In the next couple of years some of the ordinary problems inside evangelicalism are going to be magnified as the system reacts to stress. Narcissism that puts people’s health in jeopardy and obsession with money will be an issue. Also expect to see many church plants be disrupted and closed. In a couple of years I would like to re-visit this post and re-examine some of the claims I am making today. Continue reading

When Church is Hazardous to Your Health. Acts 29 Remnant in Richmond, Virginia Allegedly Plans to Continue Meeting During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Does a Recent Blog Article by Doug Ponder Explain Their Reckless Behavior?

Acts 29 Remnant Church in Richmond, Virginia allegedly is planning to meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Doug Ponder in a recent article explains some of the disastrous logic in a post through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The alleged  reckless behavior is not only a threat to Richmond but also to Ponder’s  own son who has a kidney disease. This blog is still calling for people to leave Remnant this time for your physical health and your elderly relatives in addition to your spiritual health. Continue reading

Steve Timmis is Removed as CEO of Acts 29 and Matt Chandler Allegedly Retaliated Against Individuals Who Once Report Spiritual Abuse

The CEO of Acts 29 was forced out as stories of spiritual abuse hemorrhaged from both The Crowded House and Acts 29 in Dallas, Texas. The story which was broken by Christianity Today once again shows the problems of the Acts 29 network and the problems Matt Chandler has in leading the Neo-Calvinist network.  Continue reading

The Acts 29 Network and Splinter Movements Such as the Sojourn Network Out of Louisville, Kentucky Are About Control

This blog is going to write about the Matt Chandler and Steve Timmis situation. But before I get into that I want to reflect on the issue of control inside Acts 29. From Hawaii, Washington, D.C., South Carolina, Virginia, and Missouri this blog has told and been aware of the issue of control at Acts 29 churches. This blog is equally concerned with organizations like the Sojourn Network that splintered off Acts 29 years ago having control issues as well. Control is in the DNA of the Acts 29 network and that is why it should be rejected.  Continue reading

Is Redeemer Arlington Planning Another Church Plant in the Washington, D.C. Area? Is Marshall Griffin Being Allegedly Trained to be a Spiritual Abuser?

Marshall Griffin is one of the newest additions to Eric Simmons and Jordan Kauflin’s Redeemer Arlington. Griffin as a pastoral resident came to Redeemer from John McGowan’s Restoration City Church. Indicators point to Redeemer working on another church plant probably to be led by Marshall Griffin. This article raises concerns about a cult like entity engaging in church planting and more spiritual abuse occurring. Continue reading

Why Wade Mullen Found Peace and Why I Never Will

At Restore Chicago Wade Mullen gave a good talk about spiritual abuse. Wade even shared an abuse situation he walked away from and how a church responded to him and admitted he was correct. In the process they invited him back and spoke to the issue and reversed the abuse that happened. Wade’s case is an exception to the rule and is not the norm. I listened to Wade’s talk again this weekend and draw some comparisons with my own spiritual abuse mess from someone who was in a leadership role of a former Sovereign Grace Ministry church called Redeemer Arlington in the Washington, D.C. area. While Wade found peace, I will not nor will many other people who saw spiritual abuse. Continue reading