Why is The Village Church Promoting Bryan Loritts’s Material? Does Matt Chandler Take Allegations of Sex Crimes at Fellowship Memphis Seriously?

The Village Church which is led by Matt Chandler is promoting Bryan Loritts material on the church’s website. Bryan Loritts was a teaching pastor at Fellowship Memphis, in which a dark scandal took place in which I believe child pornography was allegedly manufactured. Does Matt Chandler get that child pornography is illegal and a crime? Especially in light of the Jordan Root scandal which took place at The Village Church in 2015? Why would one church that dealt with this issue promote material from a pastor that was allegedly involved in the cover up at another church?  Continue reading

Mark Galli at Christianity Today on Church Discipline; My Question When is C.J. Mahaney, Mark Driscoll or Steve Estes Facing Church Discipline?

Mark Galli of Christianity Today writes an article on the grace of church discipline. In it he singles out Mark Dever and 9 Marks. This post asks Mark as to what rock he has been living under and reviews issues with church discipline. From it being mishandled in Matt Chandler’s church to it not being applied to C.J. Mahaney, Mark Driscoll or Steve Estes. Continue reading

Has Matt Chandler’s The Village Church Recovered from the Karen Hinkley/Jordan Root Scandal?

Has The Village Church recovered from the Karen Hinkley scandal? This is an overview of the scandal that happened and efforts by Matt Chandler’s church to rehabilitate their image. Plus is a revolt under way at The Village Church over membership covenants? This writer would love to hear from current and former Village Church members about this issue. Continue reading

Why is McLean Bible’s New City Network Promoting 9 Marks’ Church Revitalization Conference?

A disturbing development comes out of McLean Bible’s New City Network. New City Network is helping to launch a church in Fairfax, Virginia that has ties to Fellowship Memphis. However the church planting arm of McLean Bible also is promoting 9 Marks Church Revitalization Conference. Just as McLean Bible silently joined The Gospel Coalition is this church silently going to join 9 Marks? It begs the question if criminal allegations surface out of this mega church in the D.C. area will Lon Solomon be like C.J. Mahaney and flee and hide behind Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church? Continue reading

From Elverson, Pennsylvania to Memphis, Tennessee why the Media Needs to Learn how to Cover Religious Stories

Two horrific stories from differing parts of the United States illustrate why the media needs to learn how to research and write about religious topics. This post compares and contrasts the media in Pennsylvania ignoring the story of Community Evangelical Free Church, while the media covered the situation with Rick Trotter at Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis. The coverage has been good but areas have been missed. This post is meant to educate and teach the media on why religious issues should not be ignored. Continue reading

Wanted: Stories about Acts 29 Corruption, Inappropriate Church Discipline, Membership Covenant Issues, Church Implosions and Polity Problems in the Denomination

A brief overview of the Acts 29 network and a request for information. This blog is going to cover and write about Acts 29 both in the Washington, D.C. area, The Village Church, and elsewhere. This post is requesting information on Acts 29 corruption, polity issues, problems at The Village Church, questionable church discipline, along with Acts 29 implosions. Its my contention that the Acts 29 network is struggling with the DNA from Mark Driscoll. This I would suggest has proven itself in what Matt Chandler’s church did with Karen Hinkley and the murky removal of Darrin Patrick from The Journey in St. Louis. If you have an Acts 29 story please contact me.  Continue reading

How the Internet Helps Heal and Bring People Together

How the internet helps heal and how those hurt by the church connect and reach out to each other. This looks at the role social media plays in totalitarian churches and how I realized this in writing about Steve Estes Community Evangelical Free Church in  Elverson, Pennsylvania. Also if you were hurt by the church you are not alone, and you will heal in your own way in your own time. Each person is different. Continue reading