Is Jerry Falwell Jr Stalking Giancarlo Granda? Liberty Advises People to Avoid the Falwells. Meanwhile Jerry Warns Reuters Not to Mess With Him

In leaving Liberty University there have been several news items about Jerry Falwell Jr that have been troubling. Giancarlo Granda is reporting that he is allegedly being harassed by Jerry Falwell Jr since he came forward about the sex scandal. Meanwhile Falwell allegedly warned Reuters not to interview his children who are still employed at Liberty. The university itself issued guidance that people are not to engage with the Falwells. Continue reading

A Look at the Troubling Purity Culture at the EFCA’s North Coast Church in Vista, California

North Coast Church is the largest EFCA church in California. Its in the San Diego area and out  of this church is hemorrhaging some disturbing stories of sexism, sexual predation, abuse, and cult like behavior. This blog which writes about the EFCA is going to begin to look at Larry Osborne’s North Coast Church in close detail. This first post is going to look at the purity culture that exists. For some your daughter’s worth is measured by a stick of used chewing gum. Continue reading

The Path to Control: Accountability at First Free Wichita as Led by Chris Brunson

First Free Wichita has long had an accountability program led by Christian counselor Chris Brunson. This is a post looking at the issues of accountability in both evangelicalism as well as Josh Black’s First Free Wichita. Many evangelical accountability programs are created in the image of George Orwell and are means to control people and can be warped.  Continue reading

The Tragic Loss of Medical Professional Dr. Lorna Breen Through Suicide as a Result of the Emotional Strain of the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the New York Times the other day they told the story of a doctor on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Bronx’s NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital. This is a difficult read about someone from Redeemer Presbyterian Church who had a mental health crisis and sadly committed suicide. This post is not for everyone and has a 1-800 number included for those who might need help in the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading

Reflecting on Michelle Van Loon’s Thoughts About Friendship and the Evangelical Church

Michelle Van Loon wrote an article the other day that looked at issues with friendship inside evangelicalism. Its about how she realized some people are not friends after all. This is a reflection on her article as I consider my past challenges of friendship inside evangelicalism. While I have two positive examples I was also deeply burned as well. I also explain under what circumstances will I push back from a person. Issues like anti-Semitic behavior and disparaging racial comments will lead me to end friendships as well.  Continue reading

What Tim Jacobs is Advising EFCA West Churches in Preparing for Financial Challenges From the COVID-19 Recession

As the economic challenges mount in the Western United States, District Superintendent Tim Jacobs communicated how EFCA West churches can prepare. There are 260 EFCA West churches in this large EFCA District and this blog is curious as to how many will fold as a result of the COVID-19 recession. This post is looking at some of the economic issues unfolding in places like Nevada, Arizona and California and offers some additional advice to the EFCA encouraging additional planning as well. Continue reading