This is a post that looks at the ties that Ravi Zacharias had with the EFCA’s Trinity International University which trains the EFCA and many of its pastors. Will Trinity admit it was wrong to promote Zacharias over the years or will they stay silent? This question is of additional importance as it appears that the Carl F H Henry Center has begun to take down their Ravi Zacharias material. Meanwhile the Rolfing Memorial Library still has Ravi Zacharias material in circulation and has not acted on removing the material of a man who was found by Miller & Martin to have engaged in rape and sexual abuse. Will Trinity take the right steps? If the D.A. Carson approach to the Sovereign Grace Ministry scandal with C.J. Mahaney is any indicator, the answer is no, Trinity will not do the right thing and will continue to ignore the basic teachings of Jesus. Continue reading
This post is a look at Joe Carter. Joe is the editor for The Gospel Coalition and the executive pastor at McLean Bible Arlington. There are some aspects that this blog respects about him, and then there are deep concerns about some of the issues in The Gospel Coalition. Continue reading
This is a post that looks at tribalism and how it is a danger in our society. Tribalism exists in religion, government and culture today. The EFCA by encouraging D.A. Carson to apologizing for attacking a rape victim from Sovereign Grace can take the moral high ground in encouraging Carson to retract his statement and the EFCA can issue a statement saying they take abuse seriously and in the aftermath of their pre-conference they are grateful that D.A. Carson is doing the right thing. So this blog would like to ask, will Greg Strand have his John McCain or Mitt Romney moment and will the EFCA rise to the occasion and do the right thing? Continue reading
The EFCA’s pre-conference appears to take a strong stand on abuse issues. And yet in the EFCA Theology Conference D.A. Carson is teaching. Carson once lashed out at a rape victim from Sovereign Grace to defend C.H. Mahaney. This blog would like to ask if Greg Strand takes abuse seriously? Is it possible for the EFCA to follow what Jesus said about admitting mistakes and stop worshiping him and make things right? That is the question today’s post deals with. Continue reading
The EFCA Theology Conference began at Trinity International University this morning. It was preceded by a pre-conference that looked at spiritual abuse. This post is a write up of an annual event inside the EFCA. Continue reading
The leadership of The Gospel Coalition is changing on February 1, 2020. D.A. Carson who has been the President since its founding it appears is stepping down and in his place will be Julius Kim. Kim, who is a second generation Korean will likely bring a more international flair to the The Gospel Coalition. This blog is still hoping that D.A. Carson will admit his error for attacking a sexual assault victim in the Sovereign Grace Ministries scandal through a statement by The Gospel Coalition in 2013. An opportunity to teach humility and right a wrong is being lost. Continue reading
Tom Nelson’s Christ Community Church in the Kansas City area turned 30 and celebrated with baptisms and a barbecue. Then after that Tom Nelson had an interview in a podcast at The Gospel Coalition be aired. While this blog wishes the EFCA’s Christ Community Church well, its also time for The Gospel Coalition to address a great injustice as well. 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?
The #MeToo movement has been moving across American culture. Issues related to sexual assault and abuse have been coming out across all professions. From media, to business, to sports the #MeToo movement keeps unfolding. It has also hit the Southern Baptist Convention as well. Today this blog would like to ask how prepared is Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for the #MeToo movement? Based off D.A. Carson from Trinity, who is now a Professor Emeritus, having attacked someone who was raped at 13 in a statement through The Gospel Coalition, this blog doesn’t believe Trinity Evangelical Divinity School is ready.
At the Baptist News Global there was an op-ed by Mark Wingfield. The article looked at why the evangelical Christian church needs to admit when its wrong. This is a theme I keep bumping up against here. In addition Mark addresses areas where there should be discussion. This article raises some issues that honestly need to be discussed.