Samuel Perry, Papa Johns and Why American Evangelicalism is So Ugly

A story on Twitter by Samuel Perry, a sociology professor who writes about American evangelicalism is telling. Its a modern version of the Parable of the Good Samaritan and the evangelical miserably fails. It is not only disturbing but in the view of this blog helps illustrate why evangelicalism is so toxic. Evangelicals really live for themselves first, God second and neighbor last if at all.  Continue reading

The Moral Failure of The EFCA’s Greg Strand and Kevin Kompelien to be a Role Model in Covid Vaccination and Help Mitigate a National Pandemic

As the nation works on vaccination trying to reach herd immunity medical officials are hitting evangelical resistance in the red, rural areas of the United States. This blog has observed that the EFCA under the leadership of Kevin Kompelien and Greg Strand have been allegedly silent on vaccination. They have not encouraged it or even been role models in vaccination. It amounts to a disappointment and ultimately a moral failure of the EFCA to love their neighbor by not encouraging COVID-9 vaccination. If we don’t reach herd immunity can organizations or denominations like the EFCA be part of the reason why? Jesus said to love your neighbor as yourself, the question must be asked does the EFCA love their neighbor? The EFCA could have sway in rural areas and instead it chooses to be indifferent. After all in addition to Dolly Parton releasing images of herself getting vaccinated what if Greg Strand did that in a blog post or Kevin Kompelien did that in a video? Continue reading

Why Porn Star Stormy Daniels Has More Character and Integrity Than White Evangelical Christians

Evangelicalism is a movement that is quite dishonest at its core. Evangelicals love to hide and put up a façade that they often retreat behind. The fact of the matter is that when you consider it, a porn star like Stormy Daniels posses far more character and integrity than many evangelical Christians. Why? She’s honest about her career in porn and stripping. She doesn’t put up a façade to mislead others like evangelicals often do. Dare I ask this? Are their lessons that white American evangelicalism can learn from the porn industry especially from someone like Stormy Daniels? Chief among them honesty and integrity? Continue reading

Fairfax Community Church Financial Giving Campaign Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic Shows Rod Stafford’s Blatant Greed

For Giving Tuesday Rod Stafford’s Fairfax Community Church did a financial campaign that this blog views as highly manipulative. In a fourteen hour period the church pressured people to give money to the church and did so in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. This church has long been abusive through their financial campaigns and been greedy. Its reflective of Rod Stafford, a pastor known for his greed and who this blog is going to refer to as the Steven Furtick of the Washington., D.C. area.  Continue reading

Russell Moore on Protecting the Elderly in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Reflecting on an Older New York Times Op-Ed in Light of the Growing Coronavirus Situation in Texas

Back in March some of the Christian nationalists were arguing that it was okay to sacrifice the elderly for the sake of the economy. During the COVID-19 pandemic Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said that it was time for the elderly to be sacrificed. That they should die for the sake of their grandchildren. Against that train of thought Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist’s Ethic’s and Religious Liberty Commission responded in a New York Times op-ed. Today, over three months later the United States is watching a growing disaster take place in Texas with a soaring COVID-19 infection starting to overwhelm the system. This post looks at what Russell Moore argued and reveals how his words have aged well. In contrast the Christian nationalists have not. Continue reading

David You Can Go Die Now You Are a Weaker Part of Society and Offer No Value. How Many Immunocompromised People Are Disturbed by the Behavior of Others?

In the COVID-19 pandemic it is startling that many people have no concern for the immocompromised of our society. How many are noticing those they know in social media focused on themself or opening the economy but not caring about the vulnerable? Should asthmatics like myself be sacrificed for the economy? Should we bite the bullet for the economy? Should people like myself plan our deaths so you can go have that beer or go to that restaurant and shutdowns can end?  Continue reading

A Look at the EFCA’s ReachGlobal Crisis Response and and How the EFCA is Engaging in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Preparing Churches

This post looks at a division inside the EFCA’s ReachGlobal. Crisis Response is a ministry that responds to disasters both globally and domestically. Led by Mark Lewis who is based in New Orleans this post is a history of how Crisis Response came to be and some of the disasters they have assisted on. This post also looks at what Crisis Response has advised EFCA churches on how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading

When Fox News Competes Against the Pastor in the COVID-19 Era. Also When the Coronavirus Epidemic is Over What Will the Death Toll Be for White Evangelicals Who Consume Fox?

There was an article in the Washington Post recently that described how a pastor competed against Fox News and the “conservative” media which claimed the coronavirus is a hoax. What do you do when the Fox News competes against a pastor and the Bible is nothing more than a prop. Its not the word of God, its just a prop for display? This blog would like to pose the question when the COVID-19 pandemic is in the history books will white Evangelical Christians have died at a much higher rate due to their dependence on Fox News? Is the Southern Baptists about to needlessly lose a significant part of their convention especially if the United States starts to turn like Italy?  Continue reading