Guest Post: Matt Boedy Refutes Christian Nationalist Jeff Dornik on Disinformation

Jeff Dornik is a fringe Christian nationalist who this blog has written about in the past. He recently tweeted a defense of disinformation and against crack downs on disinformation. Matt Boedy who fact checks Charlie Kirk wrote a response to Jeff Dornik and refuted what he said about disinformation. What Christian nationalists like Jeff Dornik are doing is out right dangerous.  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Glen Schrieber (Modeling COVID Vaccination in EFCA SE District)

This is an open letter to the head of the EFCA SE District Glen Schrieber. As many white evangelicals are rejecting the COVID-19 vaccine due to conspiracy theories, fringe politics and the rejection of science. Is Glen Schrieber going to be a positive force and be a role model when it comes to taking the vaccine and encourage pastors and leadership in the EFCA SE District? The failure to do so will mean further unnecessary loss of life. And this blog would argue that an evangelical leader who fails to do the right thing would be like the Jewish Priest walking by the Good Samaritan.  Continue reading

Q Anon: Considering the Issue of Evangelical Christian Smugness and How Evangelicals Are Sinning Against God

There were two discussions in the Q Anon subreddit forum that caught this blog’s attention. This post is a combination of two themes that were raised. They both deal with Q Anon and American evangelicalism, and they both show the issues of American evangelicalism. One deals with the evangelical smugness which I have seen over the course of time in different churches or ministries. The second thread deals with how those into Q Anon are ultimately sinning against God? Why they don’t trust God in the end. Feel free to chime in below with what you think. Continue reading

Fairfax Church Is Offering to Help you Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19. While This Blog Supports Vaccination it Remains Concerned About Rod Stafford’s Intentions

Fairfax Church is helping people get vaccinated against COVID-19. While this blog supports vaccination and wants people to get vaccinated, its concerned about the intentions of Rod Stafford’s organization. Cults, unhealthy religious organizations or ministries often take advantage of people in times of suffering or stress and exploit their emotions. That is what this blog is afraid of given the authoritarianism of this Church of God in Anderson – Indiana church.  Continue reading

The Moral Failure of The EFCA’s Greg Strand and Kevin Kompelien to be a Role Model in Covid Vaccination and Help Mitigate a National Pandemic

As the nation works on vaccination trying to reach herd immunity medical officials are hitting evangelical resistance in the red, rural areas of the United States. This blog has observed that the EFCA under the leadership of Kevin Kompelien and Greg Strand have been allegedly silent on vaccination. They have not encouraged it or even been role models in vaccination. It amounts to a disappointment and ultimately a moral failure of the EFCA to love their neighbor by not encouraging COVID-9 vaccination. If we don’t reach herd immunity can organizations or denominations like the EFCA be part of the reason why? Jesus said to love your neighbor as yourself, the question must be asked does the EFCA love their neighbor? The EFCA could have sway in rural areas and instead it chooses to be indifferent. After all in addition to Dolly Parton releasing images of herself getting vaccinated what if Greg Strand did that in a blog post or Kevin Kompelien did that in a video? Continue reading

Recommended Read in The Boston Globe: A Baptist Pastor’s Battle to Get Evangelicals and Skeptics to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine in North Carolina

A disturbing article is published in The Boston Globe about a Baptist pastors’ struggles to get evangelicals to take the COVID-19 vaccine in a rural town in North Carolina. Will white evangelical’s deny the greater United States herd immunity and gift the country with a permanent forever pandemic?  Continue reading

Eric Metaxas Who is Supposed to Represent Intellectual Evangelicalism Has Gone Anti-Vax

Eric Metaxas has now gone anti-vax. On both Twitter and his radio show he has pushed conspiracy theories related to vaccines and COVID-19. This post looks at Eric Metaxas descent into becoming an anti-vax and finds it ironic that the Bonhoeffer author would most likely be challenged by Bonhoeffer himself. Bonhoeffer with how he viewed community and sacrifice would most likely encourage Christians to take the vaccine.  Its irresponsible for someone like Eric Metaxas to spread conspiracy theories about the Covid-19 vaccine. Continue reading

The New York Times Asks if White Evangelicals Are Going to Drag Out the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States Due to their Opposition to Science

This past weekend I had an interesting phone call with a friend who discussed how the pandemic is affecting him. When the conversation turned to his extended family he shared with frustration that his step parents have bought into a lot of disinformation and his oldest step mother is not planning to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for theological reasons. Then today in the New York Times Elisabeth Dias and Ruth Graham ask the question if rejection of the COVID-19 vaccine by white evangelicals can drag out the pandemic in the United States. So much for loving your neighbor as Jesus taught.  Continue reading