Evangelizing Mormons and the Naïve Bubble of Liesl Counterman at The Gospel Coalition and Also Gospel Grace of Salt Lake City

An awful article appeared at The Gospel Coalition recently that talked about how to evangelize your Mormon friend. It is written by the wife of the pastor of Gospel Grace in Salt Lake City. This blog wishes it could be a fly on the wall when this article is passed around in the LDS Ward and further pushes people away from Gospel Grace. Liesl Counterman’s article contained a lot of ignorance about Mormonism. But what stunned me is that she didn’t even mention the Utah Lighthouse Ministry which is the most successful ministry in Utah that engages in evangelism. Continue reading

Terry Glaspey at The Gospel Coalition on Novelists Who Affirm Faith. How Could Victor Hugo Be Neglected?

Recently at The Gospel Coalition Terry Glaspey wrote an article about novelists who affirm faith. His list leaves off one of the greatest novelists in western history – Victor Hugo. Works such as Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables have many theological lessons in each book. This is a response to this column by Terry Glaspey. Continue reading

Ongoing Cult Like Behavior at Acts 29

A troubling story emerges from an undisclosed Acts 29 church in an urban Midwestern US city. When Denise got involved after dealing with a stalker the church acted very authoritarian even forcing her into a hospital. The Acts 29 church was so controlling that it prevented her from spending Thanksgiving with her family. Elder issues from an unnamed elder also became a factor as well. Some of the issues here are similar to what is happening in other Acts 29 churches in the United States. Continue reading

Paul Buckley Writes About Growing the Gospel in New England. Is it the Most Secular Area in the United States as he Claims?

At The Gospel Coalition recently Paul Buckley who leads The Gospel Coalition for New England wrote an article about growing the Gospel in the most secular place in the United States – Boston and New England. But is New England the most secular part of the United States? This blog believes that many Neo-Calvinists are prone to exaggeration which allows them to live in a bubble of alternative facts.  Continue reading

John Piper Condemns Evangelical Support of Trumpism as Idolatry

With a national election looming John Piper at Desiring God wrote a strong critique. And while Piper criticized both sides he strongly condemned American evangelicals who make Trumpism as an idol and worship it. In response many Christian nationalists lashed out at John Piper over what he said. This post looks at what John Piper said, the response and offers some feedback in the process.  Continue reading

After a Recent Gospel Coalition Article Has Wendy Alsup Learned Her Lessons from Mars Hill Seattle?

Recently at The Gospel Coalition Wendy Alsup who was involved in Mars Hill Seattle wrote a post about trusting elders and being honest with them. While I know Wendy has had some challenging years and difficulties there was an issue on my mind that I needed to address. After all sometimes you can do the right things and abuse and questionable activity still happens. Whereas Wendy Alsup has faith in Protestantism, this blogger does not especially when I contemplate the issues being systemic.  Continue reading