EFCA ReachGlobal’s Kevin Moore in Japan Implores People to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

The EFCA has been silent on vaccination against COVID-19. With Trinity International University it took the Illinois governor to require vaccinations. Inside Minneapolis the national EFCA leadership has also been silent on encouraging vaccination. And this blog is trying to find out if the EFCA’s ReachGlobal requires vaccination. Against all this there is an EFCA Missionary in Japan pleading with people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Its a start but the EFCA still has a long way to go if they actually want to show they love their neighbor. Continue reading

90% of American Atheists are Vaccinated With One Shot Against COVID-19. This Blog Poses the Question…if the United States Were Far More Secular Would the Pandemic be Over?

A new survey reveals that 90% of American atheists are vaccinated against COVID-19 with one shot. Dragging far behind is the white evangelical. This blog would like to ask the question if there were more atheists in the United States would the pandemic behind us?  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Liberty University Freshman Landon Nesbitt (On Rights, Responsibilities and Contempt for your Neighbor)

Landon Nesbitt organized a petition at Liberty University calling for in person classes, and rejection of all COVID-19 safety measures. This is an open letter to Landon on his efforts to challenge COVID-19 safety protocols. This letter while blunt is necessary given the threat that COVID-19 poses to Lynchburg and greater Virginia.  Continue reading

COVID-19 Explodes at Liberty University With at Least 1,800 Students Quarantined. Meanwhile Freshman Landon Nesbitt Starts a Petition Demanding Restrictions be Lifted

The school year has started at Liberty University and its turning into a disaster. COVID-19 is exploding on campus and the mayor of Lynchburg, Virginia is concerned about the lack of public health and safety measures being taken. While at least 1,800 students are being asked to quarantine. freshman Landon Nesbitt started a petition that is demanding restrictions be ended pointing out that he and others paid money to have the Liberty experience and not be concerned about a virus.

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Trinity International University Complies With Illinois Governor Order Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination. In the End it Took JB Pritzker to Require Trinity to Love Thy Neighbor

In order for the EFCA’s Trinity International University to love thy neighbor in a pandemic, it took an order from a secular government leader. In late August, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker issued a vaccination mandate for students, faculty and staff in higher education settings. That moved Trinity to require vaccination or for students to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.  Continue reading

Recommended Read: A Former Pastor Rejects Evangelical Vaccination Exemptions in the New York Times

Some American evangelicals are claiming religious exemptions from vaccination. There is little basis for this claim and this blog disputes the idea of religious exemptions. The other day in the New York Times a former pastor wrote an op-ed explaining why religious exemptions should be rejected. Its a solid read and this blog is promoting this essay.  Continue reading

A Visit to First Free Wichita in Kansas and Some Thoughts

On Sunday September 5, 2021 this blog visited First Free Wichita in Wichita, Kansas to audit a church service and write a review of the experience. First Free has a reputation for its authoritarianism in the EFCA’s Midwest District. After sitting through a service I introduced myself to Senior Pastor Josh Black where I got an earful. This blog, due to First Free’s 9 Marks connections and Josh Black’s leadership does not recommended this EFCA church. If you attend, caveat emptor! Continue reading

In Driving Across the Heartland and Observing Evangelicalism One Aspect is Clear: American Evangelicals Are Lost

American evangelicals are a lost people. This past week in Kansas taught me again about the sad state of American evangelicalism. As I traveled and explored I saw evangelicalism on full display. And it is profoundly ugly. From Christians who refuse to wear masks to those who wear their faith on their sleeve. Continue reading