With a national election looming John Piper at Desiring God wrote a strong critique. And while Piper criticized both sides he strongly condemned American evangelicals who make Trumpism as an idol and worship it. In response many Christian nationalists lashed out at John Piper over what he said. This post looks at what John Piper said, the response and offers some feedback in the process. Continue reading
This is a post explaining why I have rejected evangelicalism as a faith movement. This is one that I have been meaning to work on for a while. From issues with Calvinism to politics to corruption there are many reasons to reject evangelicalism. This is just a part of my journey. Continue reading
Al Mohler recently did a 180 and announced he now supports President Donald Trump. His hypocrisy has brought out a lot of controversy and an African-American pastor is now calling Mohler out. In the process Joel Bownman is telling the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President that he needs to apologize to Bill Clinton. Continue reading
Matt Bevin, was the outgoing Kentucky governor who had strong ties to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. The avowed Christian nationalist who boasted of his faith went on a pardoning spree after he lost an election. He pardoned murderers, child molesters, sexual abusers, and more. The situation which is a tragedy shows why Christian nationalists are not Pro-Life despite their rhetoric as well. Continue reading
There have been a number of articles that deal with evangelical Christians and politics. This post compiles them into one. Also with an impeachment inquiry underway many evangelicals are responding to that development as well. This post is compilation of those articles and also some analysis of this topic. Continue reading
An open letter to Greg Strand. This is encouraging the EFCA to address the issue of D.A. Carson attacking a sexual assault victim in support of C.J. Mahaney. Its time for the EFCA to act and do the right thing. After all Al Mohler of the Southern Baptists has recanted and addressed the issue. Why is the EFCA staying silent?
At his blog Brent Detwiler writes about the relationship between Al Mohler and C.J. Mahaney and how that came to an end. The expose in the Houston Chronicle about the child sex abuse issue helped bring this issue to light. Continue reading
Over at Roll to Disbelieve, an atheist blog, they have a good discussion and article about authoritarianism. In light of the authoritarian issues inside Harvest Bible Chapel, Sovereign Grace and the late Mars Hill this article I believe is a good read. It will give a psychological understanding on James MacDonald’s behavior.
This is an article that reflects on an older post from Mike Anderson who led The Resurgence at Mars Hill in Seattle. What do you do when religion leads you to places that are dark and to behaviors just as destructive as alcoholism or drug addiction? This also reflects on what I have seen in my own life. Continue reading
Recently the Pennsylvania Supreme Court allowed for the grand jury investigation report into child sex abuse inside the Catholic church to be released. In Pennsylvania the Catholic church is in a crisis. Its important to remember that Neo-Calvinism also deals with child sexual abuse. And the similarities between what took place in the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania and C.J. Mahaney’s Sovereign Grace Ministries are striking. Continue reading