Ongoing Cult Like Behavior at Acts 29

A troubling story emerges from an undisclosed Acts 29 church in an urban Midwestern US city. When Denise got involved after dealing with a stalker the church acted very authoritarian even forcing her into a hospital. The Acts 29 church was so controlling that it prevented her from spending Thanksgiving with her family. Elder issues from an unnamed elder also became a factor as well. Some of the issues here are similar to what is happening in other Acts 29 churches in the United States. Continue reading

After a Recent Gospel Coalition Article Has Wendy Alsup Learned Her Lessons from Mars Hill Seattle?

Recently at The Gospel Coalition Wendy Alsup who was involved in Mars Hill Seattle wrote a post about trusting elders and being honest with them. While I know Wendy has had some challenging years and difficulties there was an issue on my mind that I needed to address. After all sometimes you can do the right things and abuse and questionable activity still happens. Whereas Wendy Alsup has faith in Protestantism, this blogger does not especially when I contemplate the issues being systemic.  Continue reading

Jason Dees of Christ Covenant Defends Eric Metaxas Assaulting a Protester in Washington, D.C. Meanwhile When it Comes to Biblical Manhood Paige Raynor Dees Has More Balls Then Her Husband

On a podcast with Owen Strachan Jason Dees of Christ Covenant Church in Atlanta, Georgia defended Eric Metaxas assaulting a protester when he threw a punch at him in Washington, D.C. This is part of a growing pattern of Jason Dees failing  to do the right thing. From my spiritual mess that happened under Jordan Kaulfin’s leadership at a church in the Washington, D.C. area now to Eric Metaxas. Jason Dees won’t call out his friends or leaders to repent and own their mistakes. But he will sure as hell expect people under him in Christ Covenant to do so. Continue reading

A Closer Look at the North Coast Church’s Chris Hilken. Questionable Behavior By a Questionable Pastor

Chris Hilken is a teaching pastor at North Coast Church in Vista, California. In an Insatgram account he is known for allegedly bullying, shaming, and shunning people. It also appears as if the EFCA pastor allegedly tried to turn a child against their family in creating devotion to North Coast Church. But this blog would also like to ask another question. Should a pastor who allegedly urinates on his wife to “mark his territory” even be a pastor? Continue reading

A Look at the Troubling Purity Culture at the EFCA’s North Coast Church in Vista, California

North Coast Church is the largest EFCA church in California. Its in the San Diego area and out  of this church is hemorrhaging some disturbing stories of sexism, sexual predation, abuse, and cult like behavior. This blog which writes about the EFCA is going to begin to look at Larry Osborne’s North Coast Church in close detail. This first post is going to look at the purity culture that exists. For some your daughter’s worth is measured by a stick of used chewing gum. Continue reading

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