Reaching the Lost in Brazil Through Stoning, Executions and Pentecostal Jesus Gangs

Brazil is moving from a Catholic country to an Evangelical Christian theocracy. As Catholicism and other religions become minorities some Evangelical Christians are engaging in violence in efforts to convert them. Pentecostal Evangelical gangs have also engaged in a murder campaign and pointing guns at Catholics and other minority religions and telling them they have a week to shut down their church. In my time in evangelicalism Brazil was always a focus. But today’s post comes about after a disturbing article in the Washington Post points out the issues with Evangelical Christian gangs. If Brazil is going to become like Afghanistan, this writer renounces Evangelical Christian missionary efforts. Continue reading

From Atheists to Christians Here is Why You Should be Concerned With What is Happening at Liberty University

The politicization of Liberty University has far reaching consequences that will affect a lot of people and institutions. It will backfire for churches and can result in more discrimination of atheists. This post looks at the influence of Liberty in churches and writes about the ultimate problem of Christian nationalism.  Continue reading

When Evangelicals Rejected Bethlehem and How I Walked out of a Christmas Eve Service. Plus is Christian Nationalism Derailing Southern Baptist Missionary Work?

One of the most well known stories in the Bible is that of the narrative of Luke. In the second chapter Joseph and Mary are looking for an inn. The story of Bethlehem teaches a lot about Christianity. Yet in the wake of the vitriol of the 2016 election I felt sick over what I heard. Unable to connect to the traditional Christmas narrative I ended up walking out of a Christmas service asking myself if evangelicals have rejected the story of Bethlehem? Also in Christianity Today the Chief Missiologist of the North American Missions Board wrote an article about how Christian Nationalism and politics is harming missionary work. This blog is looking for stories from American missionaries abroad who have had to deal with this issue in their job. Continue reading

Why the Jim Elliot Story is Dangerous for Many Evangelicals, A Troubling Article on the Death of John Allen Chau on North Sentinel Island

John Allen Chau wanted to be a missionary that would reach an isolated Stone Age tribe on North Sentinel Island. Instead he was speared to death screaming “Jesus loves you!” An article in Outside Online raises many questions about evangelical culture and how that fed an unhealthy obsession with Chau. The one question haunting me is did evangelical missionary culture drive someone toward a suicide mission? Continue reading

Dale Sutherland is Leaving McLean Bible. What Will His Legacy Be?

Dale Sutherland is leaving McLean Bible to become the President of of International Care Ministries. He also will become involved in a New City Church plant in West Falls Church, Virginia. This blog looks at Dale’s legacy the chief among them is his role in theologically flipping McLean Bible with the aid of Mark Dever of Capital Hill Baptist Church. Dale Sutherland will be remembered for being Lon Solomon’s Judas Iscariot.  Continue reading