Are Atheists Ordained by God to be the Critics of Evangelical Christianity?

Over the past few months this blog has been watching Steve Baughman pursue the Ravi Zacharias situation and offer criticism. He is not alone as other atheists have also been fierce critics who raise questions and point out the problems that exist inside evangelicalism. This post wants to raise the question are atheists essential to point out the flaws, corruption and abuse within Evangelical Christianity? Continue reading

From John Welborn of Salem Church Recommending James MacDonald to Tom Nelson of Christ Community Church Praising Ravi Zacharias. Does Mark Noll’s The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind Explain How Corruption and Scandal Are Ignored?

Frequently this blog has noticed a number of EFCA pastors in the United States who promote or recommend material from questionable fallen and discredited pastors. John Welborn at the EFCA’s Salem Church in Staten Island has done this, and so has Tom Nelson of EFCA’s Christ Community Church in the Kansas City area has also done this. Is this another aspect to the scandal of the evangelical mind? The ability of a pastor to practice discernment and think critically in the midst of a scandal? Continue reading

Guest Post: Steve Baughman on Pastor Tom Nelson of Christ Community Church, Ravi Zacharias and Keeping Christian Secrets

At the EFCA’s Christ Community Church in the Kansas City and Kansas area Pastor Tom Nelson wrote a glowing tribute about Ravi Zacharias. Steve Baughman who wrote about the issues involving inflated academic scandals with Ravi Zacharias as well as his sexting with a married women wrote Tom Nelson a response to his blog post.  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

Guest Post by Steve Baughman: George Floyd and the Evangelist Ravi Zacharias. The Cognitive Dissonance of the Evangelical Industrial Complex When It Comes To Scandal

Steve Baughman is an attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. He is also the individual that researched and found the academic issues and other scandals with Ravi Zacharias. With Zacharias’s death I asked Steve Baughman if he would be interested in reflecting on how evangelicalism responded to him and the academic and sexting scandals involving the well known Christian apologist. This is a guest post on how the evangelical industrial complex looked the other way when it came to the scandals with Ravi Zacharias. 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