This is a discernment post from Grand Rapids Evangelical Free in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. What can you deduce from the values page? Any red flags that give you pause about this EFCA church as you look at the website? Continue reading
This is a video that I saw the other day that I am putting up here. It looks at the top scandals of evangelicalism over the years. Most of them happen in the United States and the video does a decent job in pointing them out. Continue reading
This is a discernment post that deals with Cherrydale Baptist in Arlington, Virginia. This is the recommended reading list that the church pushes. How would you look at this recommended reading list? Is this healthy or does this have problems? Continue reading
In the Dean Butters statement there is one line that is chilling. It discusses how information was collected for James MacDonald from Soul Care. This blog would like to ask how did that happen? Were reports given to James MacDonald or were people recorded without their consent and was Illinois law violated? What are the implications of what Dean Butters said for Garrett Higbee and the Great Commission Collective? Continue reading
Recently The Well Community Church in Fresno, California did a sermon that explained how they want to reset. The purpose of this post is to teach The Well lessons that I have learned in writing about the EFCA, Neo-Calvinism and scandal across the United States. If The Well incorporates some of these ideas they will become healthier and better in the long course of time.
How should blogs like SGM Survivors and The Elephant’s Debt be viewed? How do you respond to challenging information that confronts your world view that a ministry or organization is not what you think it is? This post is about such blogs. To discuss this topic I use The Elephant’s Debt to discuss the issues in Harvest Bible Chapel. Plus I also share what it was like to be invited to C.J. Mahaney’s Sovereign Grace Ministries and to read about the alleged criminal activity inside on a blog called SGM Survivors.
This is an article that reflects on an older post from Mike Anderson who led The Resurgence at Mars Hill in Seattle. What do you do when religion leads you to places that are dark and to behaviors just as destructive as alcoholism or drug addiction? This also reflects on what I have seen in my own life. Continue reading