Jim Bakker Sells a “Cure” for the Coronavirus. The New York Attorney General Responds by Serving a Cease and Desist Letter. Meanwhile the Missouri Attorney General Sues the Discredited Televangelist for Fraud

James Bakker is back in the news. Bakker on his television show sold a cure for the coronavirus. In response the New York Attorney General sent a cease and desist letter. The Missouri Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Jim Bakker. This post looks at the situation and offers some feedback on a discredited televangelist.  Continue reading

Harvest Bible Chapel’s Tax Problems at Two Chicagoland Properties – Including Aurura’s Possible Revoking of Tax-Exempt Status – Are Written About in the Daily Herald

Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago were written about by the Daily Herald this past weekend. Two locations are in trouble over their taxes and at one church  an effort has started to remove its tax-exempt status. This blog still would like to see Harvest Bible Chapel be closed. Continue reading

Politics and the Evangelical Church in 2020. A Look at the Just Gospel Conference at Del Rey Baptist From March 5 – 7, 2020

In the Washington, D.C. area this past week a sizable and impressive conference took place at Garrett Kell’s Del Rey Baptist. Called the Just Gospel it looked at the issues of politics and the church and touched on issues from poverty to immigration as well. In what will be a volatile election year with many evangelicals involved in Christian nationalism the Just Gospel looked like a healthy and solid event, and honestly one that I wish I could have attended and listened in person.  Continue reading

Kirk Cameron’s Wife is Grateful that James MacDonald is Back in Ministry

This evening someone shared with me a screenshot of Kirk Cameron’s wife thrilled that James MacDonald is back in ministry. The Kirk Cameron family is kind of like that bad stick of gum that keeps turning up for all the wrong reasons. I guess Chelsea Noble is okay with a pastor who allegedly wants to plant child pornography being back in ministry. Continue reading

Recommended Read: Dave MacMillan in the Cincinnati Enquirer on How Ken Ham Fleeces Williamstown, Kentucky With His Ark

Recently there was an opinion article in the Cincinnati Enquirer that looked at some of the issues with Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter. It looks at the issues and how Ken Ham conned Williamstown and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. But yes Ken Ham is a con man and the likes of him seem to be attracted to evangelicalism.  Continue reading

Tom Nelson’s Christ Community Church in the Kansas City and Kansas Area Take on Grief and Death is Both Refreshing and Rare in Evangelicalism

Evangelical Christianity has been referred to as a circus and carnival. Nothing reveals the flaws of evangelicalism more then death, dying and funerals. And yet there is a healthy example of an EFCA church in the Midwest District that shares regularly about loss and death. And in the process allows lament. Tom Nelson’s Christ Community church regularly shares about individual deaths in the congregation. It is refreshing to see a church that gets this issue right. Continue reading