How Some Evangelicals View Stonewall Jackson and Analysis by Jeff Sharlot

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

EFCA President Kevin Kompelien Lamants George Floyd’s Death. And Why the Southern Baptist Convention Will Not be Able to Overcome its Racial Past and Needs to be Dissolved

After George Floyd’s death and the riots in Minneapolis EFCA President Kevin Kompelien reacted to the injustice and loss that took place. This post is a response to the EFCA President. And while I think the EFCA is better situated to address racial issues for the first time in contrast I reflect and explain how the Southern Baptist Convention will not be able to overcomes its racist past. In my view the SBC needs to be dissolved. Continue reading

Eric Metaxas Comment on Twitter Using Dietrich Bonhoeffer to Criticize Black Lives Matter is Owned By Charles Marsh of the Project of Lived Theology at the University of Virginia

Recently on Twitter Eric Metaxas attempted to use Dietrich Bonhoeffer to criticize the Black Lives Matter movement. In response University of Virginia Religious Studies Professor Charles Marsh put Metaxas through a wood chipper. Its good to see disinformation confronted and challenged. This is yet another blog post with a long Twitter thread about the issues with Eric Metaxas.   Continue reading

Bryan Lair While I Applaud Your Commitment to Racial Injustice Will You Be Equally Committed to Injustice Regarding Spiritual or Sexual Abuse?

Trinity City Church is both an Acts 29 and EFCA Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Since George Floyd’s death Bryan Lair who leads Trinity has been quite vocal about racial injustice. And while this blog believes racial injustice needs to be addressed and written about, is Bryan Lair committed to addressing all injustice? Will he address the injustice of spiritual abuse  in the Acts 29 network? Will be be as outspoken about sex abuse? This blog would like to ask how can you be against injustice when you compartmentalize it?  Continue reading

The Underground Railroad is Active Again in the Old Dominion. This Time Its Saving African-Americans Trapped at Jerry Falwell Jr’s Liberty University

Once romanticized in the South the Underground Railroad is now back in Virginia. The goal is not to save African-Americans from plantations, but instead to save them from Jerry Falwell Jr’s Liberty University. This post is a brief history of the Underground Railroad and current efforts to help African-Americans escape Liberty University. Continue reading

We Need to Remember That the Confederacy Lost the Civil War. How My Thinking on Civil War Reenactments Changed From California to Virginia and Why the Confederate Flag Should Be Banned

The issue of the Confederate flag and Confederate statues has been in the news a lot lately. This post offers some thoughts on this issue. We need to remember that the Confederacy lost the Civil War. My thoughts on Civil War reenactments has changed as I moved from California to Virginia and see different reasons for them in different parts of the country.  This post also argues that the Confederate flag needs to be banned and that a number of major military installations named after Confederate military leaders need to be renamed. Continue reading

A Compilation of How EFCA Churches in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Area Are Responding to the George Floyd Protests, Riots and Unrest Part 1

George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis Police Officer on May 25, 2020. With his death the city erupted into the worst racial riots in generations.   This post is a look at those riots and how EFCA churches in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul area responded to George Floyd’s death and the protests and rioting that followed. This the first of two posts.  Continue reading