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 and Jonathan Leeman of 9 Marks discussed the COVID-19 virus in a podcast and disused should churches meet? This is a brief post reporting on what was said by the writer of 9 Marks. Continue reading
There was a disturbing article on 9 Marks that needed a response. It comes from a 9 Marks pastor in Zambia, Africa. What is troubling is how authoritarianism is being exported abroad. This is a 9 Marks pastor take on 4 members who are critical and problematic for a church. Continue reading
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
The Wondering Eagle is notifying McLean Bible and the Washington, D.C, area to a predatory situation that occurred in 2016 and 2017. Scott Woods an adult volunteer at McLean Bible The Rock Ministries allegedly engaged in sexting and tried to groom minors for abuse he planned to commit after they turned 18. David Platt claimed he would take a strong stand on sexual abuse after the Mark Aderholt situation. Yet in this situation David Platt has been silent even when notified, but he has no problem talking about sex trafficking in Nepal. Yes #SomethingNeedstoChange, the Scott Woods story reinforces why the Southern Baptist Convention is struggling with sexual abuse. Even with Caring Well scheduled to start in early October of 2019. Continue reading
In order to understand evangelical Christian culture one should read, study and pay attention to the themes from George Orwell in his classic novels. The themes of corruption, totalitarianism, censorship, blind loyalty, and more are used to paint warning to society. Because remember comrade, while all animals are equal some like your pastor are more equal than others. 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.