Is James Dobson Reaping What He Sowed in Evangelicalism? As Q Anon Destroys Families and Relationships, Evangelical Christians Reveal Their Hypocrisy About the Importance of the Family

As the Q Anon conspiracy theory destroys evangelical families and tears about relationships it shows to the world their hypocrisy about the importance of the family. James Dobson spent his ministry warning about the destruction of the family. And in the end Dobson ended up supporting someone politically who became a key player in this conspiracy theory that is tearing apart evangelical families. Is James Dobson reaping what he sowed in evangelicalism? Continue reading

Deconversion Story: Jake Sees the Light and Takes the Path From the Assemblies of God to Atheism

Jake told his story of his deconversion from Christianity into atheism on YouTube recently. Jake, who grew up in the Assemblies of God explained in a well done video why he moved on from religion. Its a story of honesty and integrity while facing the problems and contradictions of faith. For those who want to understand atheism better, this blog would encourage you to listen to Jake’s story.  Continue reading

How Sheboygan Evangelical Free Used Dr. Jeffrey Clark Lynds, MD to Dispel Disinformation About COVID-19 and Promote Expertise

As a dark pandemic works across the United States in March of 2020 Sheboygan Evangelical Free did something unique that is to be commended. In April the church had a doctor, trained in medicine address the COVID-19 pandemic to the congregation and answer questions and provide medical advice. Expertise was displayed. And science shot down conspiracy theories,. In the process Sheboygan Free showed how faith can co-exist with science. That is rare and to be commended. This blog is grateful for the leadership of Gary Hylander Continue reading

How White Evangelical Christianity in the United States is American Carnage

President Trump coined the phrase “American carnage” in his 2017 inauguration address. This blog would like to ask a question. Should the phrase American carnage be used to describe American evangelicalism? All the sex scandals, financial scandals, abuse of power and much more begs the question is American evangelicalism the equivalent of Detroit’s Eight Mile or inner city Baltimore?  Continue reading

Why I Have Pushed Back From the Former Harvest Bible Chapel Community and Rejected Evangelicalism. Julie Heflin, Q Anon and Conspiracy Theories

This post is meant to explore the the problem of people inside the ex-Harvest community pushing dis-information and conspiracy theories such as Q Anon. A series of tweets by Julie Heflin lead to me wrestling with this topic and then to compose this post. Conspiracy theories like Q Anon are why I have pushed back form some in the ex-Harvest Bible Chapel community. Being caught up in the satanic panic and the suggestion that John F Kennedy is still alive is disturbing. This is a post that I felt had to be written though its a sad one.  Continue reading

Another Reason Why Atheists Should Be Respected: Their Commitment to Science

Science recently found a vaccine for the dreaded coronavirus. Its a modern miracle especially when you consider that it took Jonas Salk seven years to find a vaccine against polio. This blog wants to acknowledge atheist and their commitment to science.  Some of the most successful researchers and scientists have been atheist. Their work has bettered humankind and this blog would like to pose the question. Would they have made scientific breakthroughs if they were wrapped up in religious dogma?  Continue reading

Are Evangelical Christians Fleeing California Vaccine Requirements and Moving to Utah and Idaho? Plus Recalling What Martin Luther Said About Christians and Plagues

An interesting article published in a Utah newspaper in 2020 reported on “Vaccine Refugees” leaving California and moving to Southern Idaho and Northern Utah. Given the rise of the anti-vaxx movement inside evangelicalism, are evangelicals leaving California for Idaho and Utah? That is a question this blog would like to ask. Plus as the COVID-19 pandemic continues its important to remind people what Martin Luther said about Christians who act irresponsibly during a plague. No doubt Martin Lither would tear American evangelicals apart for their culture wars, anti-mask behavior and rejection of science. Continue reading

In a Key Moment in American History Here is How the EFCA Should Roll Out the COVID-19 Vaccine in a Safe, Effective Way for the Denomination

The United States of America is at a key moment in American history now that a COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out. While the rules for the vaccine will differ state by state, this blog has a proposal for how the EFCA should encourage people to take the vaccine. From Kevin Kompelien down to the local EFCA church pastor here is a possible campaign to get people on the same page and take the COVID-19 vaccine. In the process the EFCA can be a force multiplier for the denomination, American evangelicalism and the culture in which it operates in communities across the country. Continue reading