Does Bethel’s Sean Feucht Have a Death Wish for the Homeless on Skid Row in Los Angeles?

On December 31, 2020 Sean Feucht the controversial worship leader from Bethel Church is having a worship event alongside Los Angeles’s skid row. This blog finds it extremely troubling that he would hold a super spreader event during the COVID-19 pandemic amid the homeless. This blog would like to ask Sean Feucht and also Bethel the following. Do you have a death wish for the homeless on Skid Row? Is that how you treat the least of these? By exposing them to disease and death? Continue reading

The Coming Fracture of White American Evangelicalism Will Be Over Christian Nationalism and Donald Trump

This is a post that has been on my mind for a while. Recent developments in evangelicalism tell me its the time to compose this post. American evangelicalism is going to fracture into two camps. The cause of the split will be Donald Trump and Christian nationalism. Expect pain, division of churches and families to continue and Christian nationalism to lead to the demise of evangelicalism. Evangelicals are going to have to pick sides, and many will choose wrong and end up on the wrong side of history as many have done already.  Continue reading

A Response to Benjamin Vrbicek on How Writing Can Be Lonely. For Me Writing is Also an Adventure Which Can Open Up Interesting Doors

Benjamin Vrbicek who leads Community Evangelical Free Church Harrisburg recently published a book about blogging. When this blog works through posts about other books it will review Benjamin’s book and write about it here. At his blog Fan and Flame he wrote a post about how writing can be lonely but that is doesn’t have to be. This post is a response to Benjamin and how I view writing after recently finishing my 2,000th post.  Continue reading

Charismatic Evangelicalism and Trying to Raise People From the Dead. From Olive Heiligenthal of Bethel in California to Wooded Hills in Wisconsin

Charismatic Christians have tried to raise people from the death in their history. Bethel in Redding, California made national news in December of 2019 for trying to resurrect Olive Heiligenthal . Likewise I was part of a charismatic church in Wisconsin that had a pastor who tried to raise someone from the dead. This behavior is incredibly abusive and just disturbing.  Continue reading

Reflecting on Christian Nationalism in Evangelical Christianity and Being Caught Flat Footed in its 2016 Resurgence

This post is a reflection on Christian nationalism from 1999 until 2018. How it evolved over the years before surging in 2016 and catching me flat footed. Christian nationalism is deeply divisive and causes unnecessary conflict.  After coming back to the church it became one of the issues to drive me away from it. Why did Christian nationalism flare up to such an extreme version in 2016? This post attempts to answer that question toward the end. 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

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