Why Did Eric Metaxas Defend Maria Butina a Russian Spy Who Tried to Subvert American Culture?

Maria Butina was recently deported back to Russia. The spy who came to the United States to penetrate both the NRA and evangelical organizations was strongly defended by Eric Metaxas. This post looks at the relationship between Metaxas and Butina.  This blog remains concerned that the Russian government or intelligence agencies could penetrate evangelical ministries due to their stance on the culture wars.  Continue reading

Why a Lawsuit From Jerry Falwell Jr to Brandon Ambrosino for a Politico Article About Corruption at Liberty is Actually a Gift

Jerry Falwell Jr and Liberty University have obtained a lawfirm and are going to push back through a lawsuit against Brandon Ambrosino. Brandon published an article at Politico on September 9, 2019 that made some serious claims about financial misconduct and how Jerry Falwell Jr is personally benefiting from the school’s tax exempt status. This post recalls and revisits the Harvest Bible Chapel lawsuit against The Elephant’s Debt blog and Julie Roys which was eventually dropped. If a lawsuit is filed against Brandon Ambrosino then he can file a subpoena and obtain financial information about Liberty through discovery.    Continue reading

Considering Authoritarianism in Evangelicalism. Did Individuals Like Mark Driscoll in Seattle Pave the way for Evangelicals to Follow Donald Trump?

Evangelical Christianity is a very authoritarian culture. There are many pastors who can rule in a authoritarian manner. I have experienced this in a couple of churches as well. This blog would like to ask a question, when you consider some of the evangelical personalities that exist from C.J. Mahaney, to Mark Driscoll and James MacDonald; have such pastors paved the way for people like Donald Trump? Is evangelical culture nothing but authoritarianism and abuse?  Continue reading