Some Thoughts on How the Ravi Zacharias Scandal Can be Mitigated and Help Lori Anne Thompson and Georgia Spa Victims

As the Canadian division of RZIM is closing this blog is proposing some possible solutions that can possibly mitigate the Ravi Zacharias scandal and help Lori Anne Thompson and the spa victims in Georgia. This post is designed to spark some discussion, and possibly lead to other developments. Regardless RZIM needs to close as the brand is forever tarnished and can’t be reconstituted in another form. In its closing let’s help the victims of Ravi Zacharias in this dark scandal. Continue reading

In a Rare Example of Humility, the EFCA’s Tom Nelson of Christ Community Church Tells His Congregation That He Was Wrong About Ravi Zacharias

In response to the Miller & Martin report that documents Ravi Zacharias’ sexual abuse and other misconduct Tom Nelson of the EFCA’s Christ Community Church sent out an email to his congregation explaining that he was wrong about the famed evangelist. Nelson who deeply admired Zacharias discussed the ongoing scandal with his congregation. Its refreshing and encouraging to see proactive behavior in light of troubling facts. Last year, Steve Baughman the atheist who pursued the issues with Ravi Zacharias wrote a post about Tom Nelson’s praise for the well known evangelist. The humility that is shown by the lead senior pastor at Christ Community Church after learning the facts is deeply encouraging and this blog hopes that others will follow suit. Continue reading

An Evangelical Pastor at the Religion News Service Recalls How His Fear and Demonization From the Pulpit Helped Contribute to the Violence in Washington, D.C.

An evangelical pastor recalled in an op-ed at the Religion News Service how he contributed to fear and hysteria from the pulpit. And how that was used to fundraise. Rev Rob Schenck explains how people like himself bear a lot of responsibility for the violence as evangelical culture helped create the violence.  Continue reading

Martin Griffith in the Sacramento Bee On How Trump Supporting Evangelicals Need to Repent (Hint…They Won’t Which is Why Evangelicalism is Broken)

In Sunday’s Sacramento Bee, Martin Griffith wrote an op-ed about how evangelicals who supported Trump need to repent and admit the damage they caused the country and faith. Its an up-front and strong op-ed. Griffith who draws from his knowledge of faith explains the issues with white evangelicals. This blog liked what he composed and is encouraging others to read what he has to say. Continue reading

#PastorParler Tyler Ethridge, A Christian Nationalist Pastor Comes to Washington, D.C. For #SaveAmerica and Allegedly Follows The Rioters Into the United States Capitol

When Tyler Ethridge was coming to Washington, D.C. for Donald Trump’s Save America rally he believed he was traveling to a combat zone. That D.C. would be similar to Beirut or Baghdad. As a Christian nationalist pastor Tyler was all in for his Lord and Savior Donald Trump. This post is about his activity in the days before the riot and what his alleged behavior was at the Capitol itself on January 6, 2021. Tyler had allegedly participated in a coup attempt and invasion of the Capitol for the first time since the British did so in the War of 1812. Continue reading

The January 6, 2021 Washington, D.C. Coup Attempt and Some Thoughts About Evangelical Christians and Personal Responsibility

The day after the attempted coup here in Washington, D.C. many Christian nationalists condemned the violence. However there is a problem. The statements rejecting violence ring hollow because they did not take responsibility for encouraging Trump’s behavior from 2016 until yesterday. After all many evangelicals found ways to justify his behavior of bullying, violence or authoritarianism. And as this blog points out this was done while evangelicalism teaches often about personal responsibility. The next time you hear about personal responsibility you are to dismiss that claim. Continue reading

Dealing With the Searing Pain of Unresolved Spiritual Abuse and the EFCA’s Dr. Cedrick Brown’s Encouraging Proposal on the Church Asking For Forgiveness From the World

This blog post is a response to the EFCA’s Eastern District co-superintendent Dr. Cedrick Brown who asked the question should the church ask the world to forgive them? This blog is impressed with the question and offers some feedback which comes from a person who learned why spiritual abuse is a problem. Its my hope that this discussion with start to happen more often.  Continue reading

Why John Piper Would be a Miserable Comforter for New York City Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

As New York City deals with the COVID-19 pandemic John Piper has a message for the Big Apple. Again, as always Piper reveals as to how he is a miserable comforter. This time its New York City that gets the “good news.” The message is God is sovereign and yes, he strikes people down in sin. Or in other words God is a tyrant and people are nothing but puppets on a string to appease a narcissistic bully. Don’t you just find that comforting?  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