The EFCA’s Christ Community Church in the Kansas City and Kansas Area Announce Financial Gifts to Other Ministries During the COVID-19 Pandemic. This Blog Would Like to Ask, What About Those Outside the Evangelical Church Walls?

Recently during the COVID-19 pandemic the EFCA’s Christ Community Church in the Kansas City and Kansas area announced financial gifts that were being given to a number of ministries. While the giving is encouraging this blog would like to raise the question…what about to those suffering outside of evangelicalism? Is it possible for Christ Community Church to reach beyond the church walls? Continue reading

The Path to Control: Accountability at First Free Wichita as Led by Chris Brunson

First Free Wichita has long had an accountability program led by Christian counselor Chris Brunson. This is a post looking at the issues of accountability in both evangelicalism as well as Josh Black’s First Free Wichita. Many evangelical accountability programs are created in the image of George Orwell and are means to control people and can be warped.  Continue reading

Tim Spanburg of Christ Community Church in Shawnee Mission, Kansas Pleads With Evangelicals to Wear Face Masks so His Son Can Go to Church

This blog previously wrote about evangelicals and face masks in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over at Christ Community Church in Shawnee Mission, Kansas Tim Spanning writes a passionate blog post asking for evangelicals to wear face masks. Why? His son is at high risk for COVID-19 and he would like for his son to be able to come to church again.  Continue reading

From John Welborn of Salem Church Recommending James MacDonald to Tom Nelson of Christ Community Church Praising Ravi Zacharias. Does Mark Noll’s The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind Explain How Corruption and Scandal Are Ignored?

Frequently this blog has noticed a number of EFCA pastors in the United States who promote or recommend material from questionable fallen and discredited pastors. John Welborn at the EFCA’s Salem Church in Staten Island has done this, and so has Tom Nelson of EFCA’s Christ Community Church in the Kansas City area has also done this. Is this another aspect to the scandal of the evangelical mind? The ability of a pastor to practice discernment and think critically in the midst of a scandal? Continue reading

Guest Post: Steve Baughman on Pastor Tom Nelson of Christ Community Church, Ravi Zacharias and Keeping Christian Secrets

At the EFCA’s Christ Community Church in the Kansas City and Kansas area Pastor Tom Nelson wrote a glowing tribute about Ravi Zacharias. Steve Baughman who wrote about the issues involving inflated academic scandals with Ravi Zacharias as well as his sexting with a married women wrote Tom Nelson a response to his blog post.  Continue reading

The Importance of Listening and of a Blog Taking Feedback

A blog post the other day raises the issue of how important it is to discuss and listen. When I wrote about an EFCA church in Bloomington, Minnesota that led to a discussion with the pastor. Whether it be the EFCA, Acts 29 or other organizations this blog wants people to know that it will engage and listen and discuss these issues. This blog does not hide behind a computer screen and bunker down. In contrast it will engage people and have discussion.  Continue reading