Crossover Bible Church is a small EFCA church in North Tulsa that works with an area that is economically depressed and struggling with a number of issues. On their website they have a recommended reading list that has a disclaimer. The question this blog would like to pose is how responsible is a church for their recommended reading list? Are they responsible or not?
Kyle Rittenhouse is a 17 year old teenager who shot to death two people and injured another in Kenosha, Wisconsin during civil unrest. After he was arrested a defense of him began on an Evangelical Christian crowd funding platform called Give Send Go. As controversy grew, some white evangelicals flocked to defend a terrorist. Jacob Wells, a Navy Vet who has forgotten his oath doubled down and defended using the evangelical platform to support Kyle Rittenhouse. Its another mess about evangelicalism. Continue reading
Recently at The Gospel Coalition Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra wrote about when the George Floyd riots came to John Piper’s neighborhood. And how he and others from Bethlehem Baptist reacted to the urban crisis.
Recently a couple of press articles looked at the faith of Vice-Presidential candidate Kamala Harris who attends Third Baptist Church in San Francisco, California. This is a brief post about the history of Third Baptist Church. Continue reading
Bill Riedel writes an article for The Gospel Coalition that warns of both a gutted and truncated gospel. The article in light of how Redemption Hill handles its problems or behaves reveals the flaws in this church. Once again the emperor is naked. Its time for the emperor to stop walking around with his exposed ass cheeks on Capitol Hill. Continue reading
Elizabeth Dias the religion correspondent at the New York Times had a ground breaking article on Christian nationalism and Donald Trump that was the top trending article on Twitter. The article looks at why evangelicals revere Donald Trump and feel he best represents their faith. This blog is going to do an in depth analysis of this article in the next couple of days. Continue reading
Liberty University has deep racial problems. This would come as no surprise to those who monitor the school. What finally created backlash against Jerry Falwell Jr was a series of racial tweets that exploded in his face. As a result of the schools’ culture and Falwell’s behavior African-American athletes in Liberty University’s sports programs are leaving. They have reached their tipping point. Continue reading
Recently the problems inside the Southern Baptist Convention were on full display. As the SBC loses John Onwuchekwa a Neo-Calvinist African-American pastor in July of 2020; shortly beforehand J.D. Greear’s church hired Bryan Loritts in June of 2020. Loritts is an African-American pastor known for his alleged involvement in the cover-up of a voyeurism and child pornography scandal inside Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis in 2010. It is a tragedy and speaks to the corruption of the Southern Baptists when they lose individuals like Onwuchekwa while attracting people like Loritts who are involved in the alleged cover up of sex crimes. Continue reading
Over at Bible Gateway Bryan Loritts writes a post about George Floyd. The embattled pastor who is on staff at J.D. Greear’s The Summit is known for his role in covering up alleged sex crimes of voyeurism and the manufacturing of child pornography by his brother-in-law Rick Trotter at Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis in 2010. This blog is hoping that Bible Gateway will take down Bryan Loritts post. George Floyd’s memory deserves better. Continue reading
Here in Virginia the other day the statute of Stonewall Jackson was removed in Richmond. Jeff Sharlot on social media discussed the theological implications of that for fundamentalist. A comment he said about Campus Crusade for Christ in a section from his book “The Family” hit me hard and reminded me of a situation in Milwaukee years ago where I saw Crusade staff almost worship Stonewall Jackson. The coding for this post is going to have issues, so please forgive that issue. Continue reading