Sam Emadi wrote an article at Crossway that was re-published at 9 Marks that is addressed to a brand new Christian. In response, while employing a slight degree of sarcasm I also write an open letter to a new Christian. The joy that is coming when it comes to evangelicalism. In that sense its time to prepare the youth and those coming onboard for the coming burn out tomorrow. Continue reading
Jason Dees the senior pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Atlanta, Georgia became authorterian on Twitter and quickly blocked me. When informing him about abuse he turns around and makes the abused person the issue. By deflection and downplaying he is paying his dues inside 9 Marks. To quote John Piper Jason is an example of a wasted life. As a result of the bubble he lives in he will not be able to reach the lost of Atlanta. Continue reading
At 9 Marks Garrett Kell had a discussion with Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever on how to pastor a church in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief post is preserving this conversation as it writes about the coronavirus situation. Continue reading
There was a disturbing article on 9 Marks that needed a response. It comes from a 9 Marks pastor in Zambia, Africa. What is troubling is how authoritarianism is being exported abroad. This is a 9 Marks pastor take on 4 members who are critical and problematic for a church. Continue reading
Mark Dever celebrated being a pastor for 25 years at Capitol Hill Baptist Church on September 22, 2019. This blog had a solid source who conveyed quite a bit about the culture and issues at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. But in the end how should Mark Dever be remembered? He should be remembered for his autocratic theology and his authoritarianism. Continue reading
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
Dale Sutherland is leaving McLean Bible to become the President of of International Care Ministries. He also will become involved in a New City Church plant in West Falls Church, Virginia. This blog looks at Dale’s legacy the chief among them is his role in theologically flipping McLean Bible with the aid of Mark Dever of Capital Hill Baptist Church. Dale Sutherland will be remembered for being Lon Solomon’s Judas Iscariot. Continue reading
The Wondering Eagle was blocked on Twitter by Mark Driscoll’s The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. All it took was two hours. This post is a Twitter feed of how it happened. All I asked is when is Driscoll going to preach on oral sex at The Trinity Church like he did at Destiny Church Edinburgh in 2007. Continue reading
Over at Roll to Disbelieve, an atheist blog, they have a good discussion and article about authoritarianism. In light of the authoritarian issues inside Harvest Bible Chapel, Sovereign Grace and the late Mars Hill this article I believe is a good read. It will give a psychological understanding on James MacDonald’s behavior.
At the Baptist News Global there was an op-ed by Mark Wingfield. The article looked at why the evangelical Christian church needs to admit when its wrong. This is a theme I keep bumping up against here. In addition Mark addresses areas where there should be discussion. This article raises some issues that honestly need to be discussed.