Practicing Discernment: Membership Packet for Bob Jennerich’s Grace Redeemer Church in Garland, Texas

This is another discernment exercise. The goal of these posts is to get people to avoid harmful and dangerous religious entities; and to allow people to think for themself and analyze a church. This post contains the membership packet for an EFCA church in Garland, Texas. How would you assess Grace Redeemer Church’s membership process? Healthy or solid? Or is it dangerous and cult like? Continue reading

In Rebuking Jesus Its Clear the National Prayer Breakfast Needs to Come to an End

The National Prayer Breakfast was held in Washington, D.C. on February 6, 2020. Arthur Brooks gave a strong talk pleading for contempt and polarization to end. President Trump meanwhile followed Brooks talk and used it to settle scores and attack his perceived “enemies.” While pastors and staff laughed it became quite clear that the National Prayer Breakfast was never about prayer or bringing people to recognize the Lord. Instead, it is about the naked pursuit of power and trying to influence the executive and legislative branch. This blog is calling for the National Prayer Breakfast to be canceled and for Christians to do a lot of hard thinking about what they perpetuated and enabled. They don’t have the moral authority to lecture me about faith when they silently laugh and allow God to be mocked.  Continue reading

A Closer Look at Eric Metaxas and His Comments on Mass Shootings and Impeachment. Plus the Fallacy of Intellectual Evangelicalism

Eric Metaxas is a well known evangelical author who has done work on Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther. In time he embraced Christian nationalism and became a polarizing figure. This post looks at Metaxas and the issues with his work. Plus he said a number of disturbing things recently both about mass shootings and impeachment. In the end Metaxas again shows the scandal of the evangelical mind in that it was a fallacy to think that he was an intellectual.  Continue reading