McLean Bible is Engaging in Spiritual Abuse in How Its Allegedly Using Non Disclosure Agreements

It was quite the story. Several years back this blog was approached by a former McLean Bible employee. They told me of what happened behind the scenes. When it comes to religious intelligence it was a solid lead, credible story and well vetted source. This blog learned about how McLean Bible was allegedly using non disclosure agreements to silence people and the staff who left when Mark Dever and Dale Sutherland worked to theologically flip McLean Bible. Many of those former staff were silenced and abused by McLean Bible and this blog post is calling for them to be released. McLean Bible is not the National Security Agency and does not need to use non disclosure agreements. Continue reading

How Lon Solomon Overextended Himself and How McLean Bible Became Calvinist

How did McLean Bible go Calvinist? What event in its history laid the foundation for a theological overthrow of a church? There is one aspect that this blog believes allowed Lon Solomon to overextend himself. In late 2007 McLean Bible tried to plant a church in Cleveland Park, as part of their “Spiritual Beltway” growth plan. The Cleveland Park plant backfired and it allowed for many people to see the issues at McLean Bible. In a few years after the failed plant Dale Sutherland would allegedly work with Mark Dever to flip the church, and that is exactly what happened.  Continue reading

Capitol Hill Baptist Sues Washington, D.C. Mayor Over Religious Freedom and in the Process Reveals the Flaws of Calvinism

Washington, D.C. has strict COVID-19 guidance that has limited in meeting worship. On September 22, 2020 Capitol Hill Baptist Church filed a lawsuit against Mayor Bowser asking to be able to meet outside and for religious restrictions to be lessoned. If people can protest Capitol Hill Baptist can meet for worship. However this blog would argue that this lawsuit reveals the flaws to Calvinist theology.  Continue reading

Caleb Morell of 9 Marks Writes About How Washington, D.C. Churches Responded to the Second Wave of the Spanish Flu in December of 1918

Caleb Morrell is a MDIV student at SBTS Seminary and a research assistant to Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church.  Caleb wrote a solid historical article at 9 Marks about what happened when churches re-opened in the Spanish Flu only to have the influenza rage again in the second wave. There are many historical lessons in what Caleb writes and this blog believes strongly in learning from history. Continue reading

How My Spiritual Abuse Situation From Redeemer Church of Arlington Illustrates the Systemic Flaws of 9 Marks

9 Marks is a system in the Neo-Calvinist world that encourages the practice of church discipline. From my understanding the network is designed to pass off members to each other and even invoke discipline if necessary. 9 Marks churches transfer membership to other 9 Marks churches. In addition to this being cult like my mess with Redeemer Arlington stress tested the system and revealed as to why its not sustainable or healthy.  Continue reading

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

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