What Happened to the Milestone Program at Zion Church of Kurten in Kurten, Texas? Did an EFCA Church Show Discernment and Wisdom?

Zion Church of Kurten is an EFCA Church in Kurten, Texas. Recently they took down from their website a controversial discipleship program called The Milestone Program. The program used material from Sovereign Grace Ministries to disciple young adults. While grateful that this material was removed this blog hopes that Kurten Senior Pastor Aubrey Rodgers practiced critical thinking skills and discernment and not use material from a ministry known for covering up child sex abuse. Continue reading

Paxton Singer Update: A Kane County Judge Will Decide About Allowing Testimony for Two “Uncharged Victims” by Mid August

Harvest Bible Chapel in a statement in early July admitted that it mishandled the Paxton Singer situation. Meanwhile the Paxton Singer case slowly moves forward. Kane County has asked for permission for two “uncharged victims” to testify. A judge will rule by mid August and the trial of Paxton is on for early September.  Continue reading

Christi Bragg Sues Matt Chandler’s The Village Church for $1 Million in Damages Related to Child Sex Abuse

Christi Bragg proceeds with a lawsuit against The Village Church for mishandling a child sex abuse situation. Matt Tonne the former Children’s Minister stands accused of sexually violating a minor at the time. This lawsuit is happening in perhaps the most influential Southern Baptist Church in the denomination.  Continue reading

Child Sex Abuse: A Look at How Two Churches Responded – John Welborn’s Salem Church in Staten Island, New York and Mark Mullery’s Redeeming Grace Church (Former Sovereign Grace Fairfax) in Fairfax, Virginia

This is a blog post looking at how two different churches handled the issue of sexual abuse. One is Mark Mullery’s Redeeming Grace Church (formerly Sovereign Grace Fairfax) here in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. and the other is the EFCA’s Salem Church in Staten Island, New York as led by John Welborn. Due to how Salem handled a difficult situation well, its this blog’s hope that the EFCA in Minneapolis will study the Salem incident in a white paper to help the greater EFCA organization. Continue reading

Dale Sutherland is Leaving McLean Bible. What Will His Legacy Be?

Dale Sutherland is leaving McLean Bible to become the President of of International Care Ministries. He also will become involved in a New City Church plant in West Falls Church, Virginia. This blog looks at Dale’s legacy the chief among them is his role in theologically flipping McLean Bible with the aid of Mark Dever of Capital Hill Baptist Church. Dale Sutherland will be remembered for being Lon Solomon’s Judas Iscariot.  Continue reading

How the EFCA’s Salem Church in Staten Island, New York Handled an Alleged Sexual Abuse Situation

A 26 year old volunteer at the EFCA’s Salem Church in Staten Island, New York is alleged to have abused a 12 year old. Salem under the leadership of John Welborn acted decisively.  This post is about what transpired, and how the church responded to the allegation. This blog which writes about dark subjects is impressed with the quick and proper handling of this difficult situation. Continue reading

Dave Harvey, Known for Allegations of Covering Up Child Sex Abuse in Sovereign Grace Ministries, Becomes the President of The Great Commission Collective. How Brian White of Harvest North Indy Made a Business Decision

Dave Harvey becomes the first President of The Great Commission Collective. This is an overview of this situation and a look at Dave Harvey. Allegations of covering up child sex abuse inside Sovereign Grace happened under his leadership at Covenant Fellowship Church. Despite the controversy and the bagged he brings, its this blogs belief that Brian White is making a business decision to try and save The Great Commission Collective from financial failure in the course of time.  Continue reading