Reflecting on Christian Nationalism in Evangelical Christianity and Being Caught Flat Footed in its 2016 Resurgence

This post is a reflection on Christian nationalism from 1999 until 2018. How it evolved over the years before surging in 2016 and catching me flat footed. Christian nationalism is deeply divisive and causes unnecessary conflict.  After coming back to the church it became one of the issues to drive me away from it. Why did Christian nationalism flare up to such an extreme version in 2016? This post attempts to answer that question toward the end. Continue reading

Mars Hill Reality in Centreville, Virginia Touts Fairfax Community Church. Will Cognitive Dissonance Hit When Edward Lui Learns About the Spiritual Abuse Issues?

A real estate company based out of Centreville, Virginia touts Fairfax Community Church as it tries to sell houses and rent properties nearby in Fairfax. What will Edward Lui do when he realizes his company is promoting a church that hires a violent sex offender on the Virginia sex offender registry? Or when Edward learns of the abuse and spiritual problems that are stemming from Rod Stafford’s church? Continue reading

Fairfax Community Church Changes Its Name to Fairfax Church. Did a Stubborn but Fact Driven Blog Help Bring That Change?

Recently Fairfax Community Church which is affiliated with the Church of God in Anderson, Indiana denomination changed its name to Fairfax Church. The writer of this blog is a former attender who became a whistleblower when he learned that Rod Stafford’s church had hired a violent sex offender and that he had access to children’s areas. Did the stubborn reporting and coverage of this ethically challenged evangelical church result in their name change? 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

The Stress of Being a Whistle Blower in a Washington, D.C. Mega Church. Plus How Did Fairfax Community Church Bully a TV Station Not to Report a Scandal? Was Loretta Rogers Cooper Responsible for that Action?

This is the story of how I became a whistle blower at Fairfax Community Church. Back in 2014 while involved I stumbled across information that Rod Stafford’s church concealed a dangerous situation from the congregation. Their Care Director at the time – Eric Nickle – was on the Virginia Sex Offender Registry. This post is about how I went public, how I struggled with it, and how coming from a church in Milwaukee – Elmbrook, which had a sexual abuse situation with their youth pastor committing suicide in 1999  compelled me to tip off the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. My conscious is clear and if something happens at Fairfax Community it won’t be because I stayed silent. Continue reading

Donna Stafford, Joyce Meyer and a $23,000 Commode

The wife of Senior Pastor Rod Stafford of Fairfax Community Church is into Joyce Meyer and attends her events.  This post asks if Fairfax Community Church is influenced by Joyce Meyer and poses another question. If you are diagnosed with lung cancer and attend Fairfax Community Church should you embrace the prosperity gospel? Why is the Church of God in Anderson, Indiana silent about this? Continue reading

In Order to Understand Evangelical Culture One Should Cease Reading their Bible and Read George Orwell Instead

In order to understand evangelical Christian culture one should read, study and pay attention to the themes from George Orwell in his classic novels. The themes of corruption, totalitarianism, censorship, blind loyalty, and more are used to paint warning to society. Because remember comrade, while all animals are equal some like your pastor are more equal than others.  Continue reading

Fairfax Community Church at the Movies! The Theological Lessons From Mel Brooks Spaceballs as Applied to Rod Stafford’s Church

Every summertime Rod Stafford’s Fairfax Community Church holds “Fairfax at the movies.” According to Pastor Rod the sermon series allows people to look at movie themes through the lens of scripture. This post does what Fairfax has done and looks at the church through Mel Brooks classic Spaceballs. So brace yourself for a lot of snark in this post. Hold on to your helmet and prepare for ludicrous speed!
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