Does Greg Strand and the EFCA Understand Spiritual Abuse? This Blog Would Say No Especially with D.A. Carson Who Once Tore into a Rape Victim to Defend C.J. Mahaney Speaking at the Theology Conference

The EFCA’s pre-conference appears to take a strong stand on abuse issues. And yet in the EFCA Theology Conference D.A. Carson is teaching. Carson once lashed out at a rape victim from Sovereign Grace to defend C.H. Mahaney. This blog would like to ask if Greg Strand takes abuse seriously? Is it possible for the EFCA to follow what Jesus said about admitting mistakes and stop worshiping him and make things right? That is the question today’s post deals with. Continue reading

David Platt Repents for Not Preaching Against Abortion Earlier in His Pastoral Career. Here Are the Problems With Platt’s Teaching

At the March for Life rally David Platt who teaches at McLean Bible repented for not preaching against abortion more in his pastoral career when he was younger. This article discuss the issue of evangelicals and abortion. Its hard to take evangelicals seriously on abortion given their dishonest with the origins of the culture wars. Continue reading

Why Wade Mullen Found Peace and Why I Never Will

At Restore Chicago Wade Mullen gave a good talk about spiritual abuse. Wade even shared an abuse situation he walked away from and how a church responded to him and admitted he was correct. In the process they invited him back and spoke to the issue and reversed the abuse that happened. Wade’s case is an exception to the rule and is not the norm. I listened to Wade’s talk again this weekend and draw some comparisons with my own spiritual abuse mess from someone who was in a leadership role of a former Sovereign Grace Ministry church called Redeemer Arlington in the Washington, D.C. area. While Wade found peace, I will not nor will many other people who saw spiritual abuse. Continue reading

Who Would Jesus Sue? James MacDonald Brings a Lawsuit Against Mancow Muller Demanding Around $1 Million Dollars in Damages

James MacDonald brought a defamation lawsuit against Mancow Muller recently. This post is an overview of that situation and the history of the previous lawsuit against Julie Roys, The Elephant’s Debt and their wives. In addition there was also the lawsuit against the Evangelical Christian Credit Union as well. This current lawsuit which is going to be part of a pattern is James MacDonald bullying and being his narcissistic self. Its this blog’s belief that the future of James MacDonald will be similar to that of disgrace con artist Jim Bakker. Continue reading

An Apology to Pete Cocos of Word of Grace Church in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin for Negatively Impacting Your Ability to Reach the Lost

Benjamin Ady has an apology to Pastor Pete Cocos of Word of Grace Church in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. Word of Grace it appears hosted the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit. This deals with the ongoing Willow Creek scandal with Bill Hybels. But Benjamin wants to apologize for a negative Google and Facebook review.  Continue reading

Doing the Bare Minimum is Why the Harvest Bible Chapel Scandal Continues to Drag on

The Harvest Bible Chapel scandal is emotionally draining and its keeps going on and on. One of the reasons why is because the organization is trying to do the bare minimum in its efforts to survive. In doing the bare minimum its eroding trust and has shown that the organization is not capable of reform or change. With scandals like Harvest the bare minimum causes great harm in the end. Continue reading