The Coming Fracture of White American Evangelicalism Will Be Over Christian Nationalism and Donald Trump

This is a post that has been on my mind for a while. Recent developments in evangelicalism tell me its the time to compose this post. American evangelicalism is going to fracture into two camps. The cause of the split will be Donald Trump and Christian nationalism. Expect pain, division of churches and families to continue and Christian nationalism to lead to the demise of evangelicalism. Evangelicals are going to have to pick sides, and many will choose wrong and end up on the wrong side of history as many have done already.  Continue reading

Reflecting on Christian Nationalism in Evangelical Christianity and Being Caught Flat Footed in its 2016 Resurgence

This post is a reflection on Christian nationalism from 1999 until 2018. How it evolved over the years before surging in 2016 and catching me flat footed. Christian nationalism is deeply divisive and causes unnecessary conflict.  After coming back to the church it became one of the issues to drive me away from it. Why did Christian nationalism flare up to such an extreme version in 2016? This post attempts to answer that question toward the end. Continue reading

Ravi Zacharias on Joel Olsteen. How Could So Many Evangelicals Follow a Charlatan?

The other day I found a clip by a British ministry on YouTube featuring Ravi Zacharias. The clip was about Zacharias meeting with Joel Osteen and towards the end he mentions how can you show what is counterfeit when you don’t know what genuine is? And this comes from an evangelist who engaged in fraud for decades. Was this clip a plea for help or the conniving from a sociopath?  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

Is Jim Bakker Facing Bankruptcy and Financial Ruin in the COVID-19 Pandemic? An Update on the Discredited Televangelist

This is an update on the disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker. Jim Bakker’s ministry is facing bankruptcy and in response to a Missouri lawsuit is claiming that state is infringing on his religious freedom. Former Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is representing the televangelist. Finally Bakker allegedly had a stroke according to a statement released by the ministry. This is a summary of events about the Bakker Ministry in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Continue reading

The COVID-19 Pandemic is Bringing Out the Worst Problems of Evangelical Christians as it Drags On. Brief Commentary on What I am Seeing

Today this blog saw some disturbing information on social media. Some from people tied to my former church Wooded Hills. And in a couple of other cases elsewhere on social media. The COVID-19 pandemic is showing that evangelicals are naked and revealing who they are. This afternoon I got a taste. Most of this post is a rant. Continue reading