Mark Driscoll on When Your Pastor is Attacked, Plus he Also Rejects 5-Point Calvinism. Personal Reflection on the Controversial Seattle Pastor in the Context of a Past Situation with Redeemer Arlington

Mark Driscoll is in the news again. In June he released a video about when you pastor is attacked and how its of saten. Then in an interview he explained that 5 point Calvinism is garbage. This post closes out reflecting on controversy with Mark Driscoll especially as how he was used at Redeemer Arlington. Continue reading

Benjamin Vrbicek of Community Evangelical Free Church in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Writes a Tender Blog Post on Friendship

Benjamin Vrbicek writes a moving post about a long term friendship that grew out of an EFCA Church in St. Louis, Missouri. I saw this the other day and wanted to do a brief article about this because I found it emotionally warming. Often when writing about difficult subjects when I see something unique and neat I want to push it to help give balance and show some of the unique aspects of the EFCA. Continue reading

How the EFCA’s Salem Church in Staten Island, New York Handled an Alleged Sexual Abuse Situation

A 26 year old volunteer at the EFCA’s Salem Church in Staten Island, New York is alleged to have abused a 12 year old. Salem under the leadership of John Welborn acted decisively.  This post is about what transpired, and how the church responded to the allegation. This blog which writes about dark subjects is impressed with the quick and proper handling of this difficult situation. Continue reading

“God Damn you James!” An Insightful Comment About the Harvest Bible Chapel Scandal in Chicago

A comment left on Julie Roys blog back in May leads to a post. What do you do when you have been inside the system and you start to realize that you have been misled? What do you do when the person you follow and all the “James-isms” make you realize that you have been burned. Some people recover, but I would suggest many people will not.  Continue reading