An Open Letter to Andrew Hoffman (Multiplication Catalyst for ECFA’s Western District on Why Its Time to Admit that the Neo-Calvinist Movement Has Failed…)

An open letter to the Multiplication Catalyst of The Western District. Andrew Hoffman who is involved in The Gospel Coalition of the Bay Area gets a frank letter on why the Neo-Calvinist movement is a failure, and why its run its course. From Mark Driscoll talking about the Biblical basis of blowjobs, to C.J. Mahaney’s SGM scandal and allegations of covering up child sex abuse, to D.A. Carson attacking a rape victim; to my brush with Eric Simmons Redeemer Arlington. The days of The Gospel Coalition and the Neo-Calvinist movement are over. Its time to admit that it has failed and move forward.  Continue reading

Hurricane Harvey Hits Houston, and How 15 Evangelical Free Churches and the National EFCA are Responding; Plus Some Guidance for the EFCA Concerning this Issue

Hurricane Harvey has hit Texas and is looking to become the costliest natural disaster in United States history. The EFCA has sprung into action in trying to help out, and amidst that 15 EFCA churches were affected by Harvey. This is an overview of how those 15 churches are reacting to the situation. Plus while I encourage people to give I am also asking for the money to be handled transparently, especially in the wake of other evangelical situations in recent history. But the EFCA will help Houston rise up and is honoring the Lord as they help out the “least of these.” Continue reading

Trinity Fellowship in Friendswood, Texas Publishes Solid Advice on how to Start the Recovery Process from Hurricane Harvey

Trinity Fellowship in Friendswood, Texas is one of the EFCA churches dealing with the effects of Hurricane Harvey. The other day Bob DeGray published some advice from someone who went through Hurricane Ike. This has some coding issues on my side but instead of re-working it, for the sake of getting this information out, I am going to publish as is. The source of this original information comes from Susan Torney and Ruth Mohn who originally put those two lists together separately.  Continue reading

Sam Emadi’s Disturbing 9 Marks Article Helps Explain Why Neo-Calvinism Struggles with Spiritual Abuse and Why One Should Expect More Scandals

A deeply disturbing article on 9 Marks illustrates why Neo-Calvinist churches are incubators for abuse and problems. First they have a warped view of membership and second they expect people to stay and ride out difficulties. This article helps me understand why Matt Chandler’s The Village Church attempted to place a women who annulled her marriage to a child pornography addict under church discipline. 9 Marks churches are guaranteed to be abuse factories, and Sam Emadi from Third Avenue Baptist in Louisville explains why.  Continue reading

Galveston Bible Church is Requesting Help as they Respond to Hurricane Harvey in Texas

Galveston Bible is requesting help as they deal with Hurricane Harvey down in Texas. This is a brief post about an EFCA church in the Texas and Oklahoma District as to what is going on in its efforts at finding shelter for others and responding to a disaster. I am hoping that people outside Texas can donate and help those who will be in need in the days and months ahead.  Continue reading

Is Brandywine Valley Baptist Church in Wilmington, Delaware in the Early Stages of Being Theologically Hijacked and Made a 9 Marks Franchise?

A historical look at the hijacking of the Achille Lauro in October of 1985. The hijacking of the Achille Lauro provides lessons as we look at Brandwine Valley Baptist Church in Wilmington, Delaware which appears to be in the early stages of a theological hijacking by Nate Keeler. This church which appears to be in the elementary stages of going 9 Marks is profoundly troubling. This post is a warning to people in Brandywine and those in the Wilmington area that its time to leave or stay away from Nate Keeler’s church.  Continue reading