Evangelical Christians and the Problem of “Miracles”

A posting on Facebook by an evangelical in the American South leads to this blog post. American evangelicals have a warped view of miracles and it often leads to problems. Too often too much is interpreted of minor happenstance or circumstances. All too often it leaves people to eventually be emotionally crushed. This post looks at the problems when it comes to Evangelical Christians and miracles. Continue reading

Why the Problem of Evil is the Best Reason for Rejecting God

In a survey by two atheists in the United Kingdom they found out that most people who walk away from faith and God do so over the problem of evil. This is a post about the problem of evil and how I wrestle with it in the context of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and more. Its my claim that if a person is going to reject faith and God that the best reason to do so is the problem of evil. Continue reading

Jen Wilkin Who is Affiliated with The Village Church and Who Once Claimed that She Has Hurt People Just as the Sandy Hook Shooter is Scheduled to Speak at McLean Bible

Jen Wilkins is scheduled to speak at McLean Bible on February 8, 2020. Jen, who is a part of The Village Church in Dallas, Texas is active in publishing and speaking in the Neo-Calvinist movement. After the Sandyhook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012 Jen Wilkin wrote a troubling article at The Gospel Coalition in regards to the mass shooting. In that post Jen writes about how she has hurt people just like Adam Lanza and that while he is dead, she lives to harm other people again.  Continue reading

Canadian Country Singer Tenille Townes Song Expressing Doubt of God is Inspired by Suffering and Loss

Tenille Townes released a rare and raw song in country music that deals with doubt. What led to the song was a tragic car accident of a mini van in New Brunswick, Canada that killed a life just starting. The song focuses on the why and of always asking questions. To an era of uncertainty by instability, school shootings, terrorist attacks and more it hits a nerve with many. Doubt is one of the most healthy of human emotions when it comes to faith. If you haven’t doubted my question is have you lived?  Continue reading

Brian Hammonds of the First Evangelical Free Church of Las Cruces, New Mexico Responds to the Domestic Terrorist Attack in El Paso, Texas. Plus a Disturbing Analysis on Suffering

Las Cruces, New Mexico is less than an hour away from El Paso, Texas. In the wake of a domestic terrorist attack Brian Hammonds of the First Evangelical Free Church of Las Cruces used the Psalm 23 to respond to the attack in a sermon. It started out loving and pastoral and half way through the EFCA pastor taught that the Lord assigns a unique cross for each person. In the message Brian Hammonds amplified the problem of evil and became a miserable comforter. Continue reading

John Piper on When God Loves You Enough to Take Your Life. According to John is a Brain Tumor a Sign of God Disciplining Someone?

John Piper, the well known Neo-Calvinist theologian did an interview in which he spoke about how God can discipline someone with death. God after all gives people weakness, illness and even death. This theology once again shows how Neo-Calvinism makes the problem of evil, or pain and suffering worse.  Continue reading

David Schrock From Occoquan Bible Church in Woodbridge, Virginia on When Calvinists Are Hated. A Response to a 9 Marks Article

David Schrock fro Occoquan Bible Church here in the Washington, D.C. area wrote an article at 9 Marks about Calvinist pastors and when they are hated. It is job advice for this looking to become a pastor who are reformed in their theology. David writes about the anti-Calvinism that exists and how it comes about. My response is that he doesn’t go deeper and address the root reasons why Neo-Calvinism is resented.  Continue reading

A Neo-Calvinist Church, Heartland Evangelical Free in Central City, Nebraska Endures a Fire by Arson. If God Pre-Ordained this Fire is Heartland Sinning in Rebuilding?

On February 5, 2015 a fire broke out at Heartland Evangelical Free in Central City, Nebraska. The fire was found to be arson. This post looks at the incident and gives an overview of Zeke Pipher and this local EFCA church in Nebraska. I especially want to focus on the issue of the fire in the context of how Neo-Calvinists teach God’s sovereignty. After all can it be said that the church sinned against God when they rebuilt?  Continue reading