Mancow Muller played an audio tape of someone saying that they wanted to plant child pornography on the computer of the CEO of Christianity Today. The audio tape sounded none other than James MacDonald. This is an extremely difficult post but I want to ask some questions that need to be raised. Has James MacDonald planted child pornography on someone’s computer before? Has he been entangled in child pornography? The voice on the audiotape sounded so casual and laid back about the topic. Continue reading
Spiritual abuse is not something you will understand unless you have endured it. My hope is that you can dismiss this post. But those of you who have been through hell will understand what I am writing here today. This is about how spiritual abuse touched my life. From several churches that dealt with issues from child sex abuse to mishandling sex offenders; to an Air Force Officer who tried to get me involved in the last church plant of Sovereign Grace Ministries in the Washington, D.C. area called Redeemer Arlington. Its the story of a false accusation that threatened my life and my family and even popped up in a hospital room in a medical crisis. In my view spiritual abuse is the equivalent of rape. Continue reading
Jackie Black is starting a Biblical Counseling class from Christian Counseling and Education Foundation. Jackie who helps run Redeemer Arlington in the Washington, D.C. area is going to speak about issues related to psychology and more. This post looks at the issues with CCEF and David Powlison’s connection with a disturbing scandal that took place in the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). This blog must conclude that as a result of the former Community Evangelical Free Church in Elverson, Pennsylvania that David Powlison is okay with rape and domestic abuse. Continue reading
Recently The Well Community Church in Fresno, California did a sermon that explained how they want to reset. The purpose of this post is to teach The Well lessons that I have learned in writing about the EFCA, Neo-Calvinism and scandal across the United States. If The Well incorporates some of these ideas they will become healthier and better in the long course of time.
Tom Allchin wrote an article for the Biblical Counseling Center saying that not all churches are that bad. Tim, who used to come from Harvest Bible Chapel Naperville (Today Highpoint) reveals in the article that he just doesn’t get it. I guess living in the bubble will do that to you. This article offers a response and says that it is much worse than Tim will admit. When you consider the Harvest Bible Chapel fiasco, combined with Sovereign Grace Ministries and Acts 29 issues the evangelical church is in a state of crisis and deeply corrupt. Perhaps its hard for someone like Tim who draws a paycheck from the evangelical industrial complex to actually admit this issue.
The #MeToo movement has been moving across American culture. Issues related to sexual assault and abuse have been coming out across all professions. From media, to business, to sports the #MeToo movement keeps unfolding. It has also hit the Southern Baptist Convention as well. Today this blog would like to ask how prepared is Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for the #MeToo movement? Based off D.A. Carson from Trinity, who is now a Professor Emeritus, having attacked someone who was raped at 13 in a statement through The Gospel Coalition, this blog doesn’t believe Trinity Evangelical Divinity School is ready.
Recently this blog came into some sensitive information about Garrett Higbee who ran Harvest Bible Chapel’s Biblical Soul Care Ministry. According to what this writer learned Higbee allegedly violated counseling confidentiality rules in sharing information at least once with James MacDonald. Another aspect to the Harvest Bible Chapel story is how Kent Shaw enabled James MacDonald. According to what this writer learned the SBC made a deal with James MacDonald in that if Elgin became affiliated with the SBC, James MacDonald could have access to SBC church planting money.