For Those Who Still Want to Try the Church, Look For the Pastor Who is a Peacemaker and Leaves Love and Closure in His Wake

The question pops up from time to time. What would you look for in a church if you were going to try one? If I were going to try evangelicalism again it comes down to finding a church led by a pastor who is loving, humble and who is a peacemaker. To make my point while I have interacted with multiple pastors over the years there are three that stand out. R.T. Maldaner, Dale Harris and Eddie Cole. This is why I am saying this and what people should consider if they are going to try a church. Continue reading

When it Comes to Re-Opening EFCA Churches in the Eastern District During the COVID-19 Pandemic Some Thoughts For Dr. Cedrick Brown and Tony Balsamo From an Asthmatic Sheltered at Home

Within the United States there is discussion about re-opening churches. This blog wanted to step back and write a post, one of advice to the leaders of the EFCA’s Eastern District which is led by Dr. Cedrick Brown and Tony Balsamo. When you consider the situation of re-opening church there are a number of issues to contemplate. This post is trying to stay rooted in facts and encourage sound decision making for a policymaker. This is also coming from someone told to stay at home by a doctor for asthma reasons. Continue reading

Why John Piper Would be a Miserable Comforter for New York City Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

As New York City deals with the COVID-19 pandemic John Piper has a message for the Big Apple. Again, as always Piper reveals as to how he is a miserable comforter. This time its New York City that gets the “good news.” The message is God is sovereign and yes, he strikes people down in sin. Or in other words God is a tyrant and people are nothing but puppets on a string to appease a narcissistic bully. Don’t you just find that comforting?  Continue reading

Why You Should Sign a Do Not Resuscitate Order Before You Attend Jim Franklin’s Cornerstone Church in Fresno, California

In Fresno, California Jim Franklin who leads an Assembly of God called Cornerstone has become one of the leaders who plans to defy Governor Gavin Newsom and open on May 31. Claiming he is persecuted this is a pastor making a business decision who doe snot understand science or infectious disease. This is a pastor the in the culture wars who is willing to send members of his congregation to the hospital and beyond just so he can draw a paycheck. Its evangelicalism at its most corrupt in a pandemic. This blog is putting out a call for stories about Jim Franklin’s Cornerstone so this church can be analyzed and dissected.  Continue reading

Considering Ravi Zacharias and his Passing. Do Evangelical Leaders Think of Death and Funerals? Or are the Pewsitters the Only Ones Guilted Regularly About Death?

Ravi Zacharias has died and with his death evangelicals are singing his praises. Evangelical scandal has changed and now follows people to the grave where their dishonesty remains. Dishonest in life means being dishonest in death. When Jesus says, “Well done good and faith servant” what do you do when evangelicals embrace a man who was dishonest about his education and engaged in sexting during an emotional affair with a married woman? Evangelicals ignore scandal and this blog dealt with this issue when David Powlison of Christian Counseling and Education Foundation died. But can you imagine when the funerals are held for Mark Driscoll, C.J. Mahaney, and James MacDonald one day how much lying will take place? Continue reading

Who Would Jesus Block? Looking at the Aggressive Online Behavior of EFCA’s Kevin Scott in Nevada and Some Thoughts on How He Will Not Reach the Lost of Las Vegas

The Stream is an EFCA Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. This blog analyzed what they said about tithing and giving in 2016. The response to that blog post was Kevin Scott becoming very authorterian. Not only did he block on Twitter but he closed off his blog from the public and made it invitation only. His behavior modeled how Jesus acted, authoritarian, cold, and drunk on power. This blog is writing another post and is looking for former members that can discuss The Stream. This is an EFCA Church that needs to be written about.   Continue reading