When a Faustian Bargain Implodes For a Christian Nationalist. Some Thoughts on the Recent Supreme Court Decision Protecting Gays From Workplace Discrimination

In the evangelical culture wars in 2016 a lot of evangelicals rallied around candidate Donald Trump for the Supreme Court. Christian nationalists made the Supreme Court essential. This former evangelical saw people buy into that narrative. But what does that mean today? When you make a Faustian Bargain and then a major Supreme Court decision rules against what you hope what do you do? Monday’s major decision on Bostock vs. Clayton County, Georgia revealed quite a bit about evangelicals and their culture wars.  Continue reading

Hemant Mehta’s Ten Reasons Why People are Abandoning Christianity

Hemant Mehta published a video explaining why people are walking away from Christianity. Its a list of ten items that should come as no surprise. Many of these help explain why people have pushed back and walked away from faith. The one that should be on the list that is not is that Christianity does not provide a satisfactory answer to the problem of evil.  Continue reading

When a Church Becomes a Threat to its Community. Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio Continues to Meet During a Pandemic While Public Anger Grows Toward the Church

In Monroe, Ohio a mega church is continuing to meet even when the county of Butler has encouraged them not to. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has spoken up about the situation. Despite that Lawrence and Darlene Johnson’s Solid Rock Church is continuing to meet even as people in Ohio become more enraged. This post is about the Johnsons a prosperity gospel pastor team who are leaches in the state of Ohio. Continue reading

David Platt Repents for Not Preaching Against Abortion Earlier in His Pastoral Career. Here Are the Problems With Platt’s Teaching

At the March for Life rally David Platt who teaches at McLean Bible repented for not preaching against abortion more in his pastoral career when he was younger. This article discuss the issue of evangelicals and abortion. Its hard to take evangelicals seriously on abortion given their dishonest with the origins of the culture wars. Continue reading

Former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin Who Issued a Number of Controversial Pardons Illustrates Why Christian Nationalists are not Pro-Life

Matt Bevin, was the outgoing Kentucky governor who had strong ties to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. The avowed Christian nationalist who boasted of his faith went on a pardoning spree after he lost an election. He pardoned murderers, child molesters, sexual abusers, and more. The situation which is a tragedy shows why Christian nationalists are not Pro-Life despite their rhetoric as well. Continue reading

A Pivotal Week in Evangelical Christianity. A Christianity Today Editorial Calling for Trump’s Removal. A President Responds in Rage While the “Court Evangelicals” Double Down and Other Moderate Evangelicals Begin to Push Back

The week of December 19, 2019 through December 26, 2019 was quite dramatic. In it a fracture appeared in the Evangelical Christian culture in the United States after Donald Trump’s impeachment by the House of Representatives. The “court evangelicals” who are known for defending President Trump were caught off guard and the moderates who reject Christian nationalism pushed back. In the 1950’s when Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy created chaos with his investigations of imagined communists, it was an attorney for the United States Army that boldly asked him if he had any decency. Did we witness that moment of the fight for decency in the Christianity Today editorial? This post is a narrative of what happened in a week and what it could mean for evangelical culture. Continue reading

The Alabama Abortion Law. How to Win the War and Lose a Generation. Also Why Evangelicals Are Not Pro-Life

Alabama passed the toughest abortion law in the United States. This is a look at that law which evangelicals support – with the exception of Pat Robertson. This post also looks at why evangelicals are not pro-life, where as the Roman Catholic Church can claim to be pro-life. Also in winning a war it should be stated that many evangelicals are driving young people away from Christianity due to their political engagement. Continue reading

Why I Would Not Want Kathryn Butler to be My Physician

Kathryn Butler writes an article for The Gospel Coalition that looks at modern medicine. In the article she talks about how medicine is “spiritually sick” and that even with modern ethics its still lacking. As I read this article I have concerns about doctors being evangelists and lines bleeding between professions. Chaplains and pastors have a role and can do that job. But let doctor’s focus on their role of serving the patient.  Continue reading