A Response to Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Brothers From Lindsborg, Kansas and his Thoughts on God and Suffering

Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Brothers did a video about suffering and God as the COVID-19 pandemic was starting in the United States. While he means well, this blog would like to point out some problems with evangelicalism and the issue of pain and suffering. This post is another perspective to Greg. Continue reading

Jay Pound of First Evangelical Free of Minneapolis Reflects on His Brother’s Death to Cancer

Jay Pound of First Free Minneapolis wrote a blog post last year reflecting on his brother’s death to cancer at the age of 22. Its a hard topic but this blog respects Jay Pound for writing about it. This post looks at the question of why and while I don’t go the path Jay Pound does its good that this difficult topic is being considered.  Continue reading

During the COVID-19 Outbreak President Kevin Kompelien is Calling on the EFCA to Pray for Those Afflicted by the Disease

The EFCA President was in San Jose when California was placed in shelter in place as the COVID-19 pandemic was growing. This post looks at how he initially responded and then as the pandemic grew called for the national EFCA and churches to pray for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This blog which frequently deals with the problems of evangelicalism and has observed other evangelicals remain silent during this time of need is modestly encouraged by Kevin Kompelien’s leadership and call for prayer.  Continue reading

Evangelical Christians and the Problem of “Miracles”

A posting on Facebook by an evangelical in the American South leads to this blog post. American evangelicals have a warped view of miracles and it often leads to problems. Too often too much is interpreted of minor happenstance or circumstances. All too often it leaves people to eventually be emotionally crushed. This post looks at the problems when it comes to Evangelical Christians and miracles. Continue reading

When Fox News Competes Against the Pastor in the COVID-19 Era. Also When the Coronavirus Epidemic is Over What Will the Death Toll Be for White Evangelicals Who Consume Fox?

There was an article in the Washington Post recently that described how a pastor competed against Fox News and the “conservative” media which claimed the coronavirus is a hoax. What do you do when the Fox News competes against a pastor and the Bible is nothing more than a prop. Its not the word of God, its just a prop for display? This blog would like to pose the question when the COVID-19 pandemic is in the history books will white Evangelical Christians have died at a much higher rate due to their dependence on Fox News? Is the Southern Baptists about to needlessly lose a significant part of their convention especially if the United States starts to turn like Italy?  Continue reading

Patrick Reardon With Deep Respect I Request Please Don’t Bring Evangelical Thinking into Catholicism

In the National Catholic Reporter the other day Patrick Reardon wrote about finding God in the pain of his brother’s suicide. This blog expresses its deepest sympathy at his loss. However, this blog is also concerned about evangelical thinking bleeding into Catholicism. The last thing Catholicism needs is the evangelical modus operandi and thought process and approach to life. I say this in a sensitive manner in regards to your brother’s suicide. Continue reading

Why the Problem of Evil is the Best Reason for Rejecting God

In a survey by two atheists in the United Kingdom they found out that most people who walk away from faith and God do so over the problem of evil. This is a post about the problem of evil and how I wrestle with it in the context of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and more. Its my claim that if a person is going to reject faith and God that the best reason to do so is the problem of evil. Continue reading

Jen Wilkin Who is Affiliated with The Village Church and Who Once Claimed that She Has Hurt People Just as the Sandy Hook Shooter is Scheduled to Speak at McLean Bible

Jen Wilkins is scheduled to speak at McLean Bible on February 8, 2020. Jen, who is a part of The Village Church in Dallas, Texas is active in publishing and speaking in the Neo-Calvinist movement. After the Sandyhook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012 Jen Wilkin wrote a troubling article at The Gospel Coalition in regards to the mass shooting. In that post Jen writes about how she has hurt people just like Adam Lanza and that while he is dead, she lives to harm other people again.  Continue reading