Crossover Bible Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the Issue of a Church Recommending Books to Read

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? 
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Some White Evangelical Christians Are Rallying Behind Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse at Give Send Go

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

The Gutted Gospel of Bill Riedel’s Acts 29 Redemption Hill in Washington, D.C.

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

Recommended Read in the New York Times: ‘Christianity Will Have Power.’ A Look at Christian Nationalism, Donald Trump and White Evangelicals

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

African-American Athletes Are Abandoning Liberty University and Leaving as a Result of Racial Culture Problems and Jerry Falwell Jr’s Racist Tweets

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

A Damning Indictment: How J.D. Greear’s Southern Baptists Are Losing an African-American Pastor John Onwuchekwa While Hiring an African-American Pastor Bryan Lorits Who Allegedly Covered Up Sex Crimes. Plus How the Hiring of Loritts Will Tragically Reinforce Racism Against Blacks

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

Biblegateway.com Allegedly is Okay With Voyeurism and Child Pornography as They Feature and Promote Bryan Loritts

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

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