The New York Times 1619 Project on Slavery and how Some Baptists Reacted to J.D. Greear on Twitter. Also the 1619 Project Needs to Comprehend the History of Slavery in the Convention

The New York Times is changing the discussion on slavery in the United States with their 1619 Project. This academic project is looking at the history of slavery and how it influenced society and the country.  Southern Baptist President J.D. Greear Tweeted about the 1619 Project and took a lot of heat from Baptists and white evangelicals. Its this blog’s hope that the Southern Baptists search their own soul in regards to slavery and racism and finally address the topic. Its time…May of 1845 needs to be remembered as much as August of 1619. Continue reading

When Evangelicals Rejected Bethlehem and How I Walked out of a Christmas Eve Service. Plus is Christian Nationalism Derailing Southern Baptist Missionary Work?

One of the most well known stories in the Bible is that of the narrative of Luke. In the second chapter Joseph and Mary are looking for an inn. The story of Bethlehem teaches a lot about Christianity. Yet in the wake of the vitriol of the 2016 election I felt sick over what I heard. Unable to connect to the traditional Christmas narrative I ended up walking out of a Christmas service asking myself if evangelicals have rejected the story of Bethlehem? Also in Christianity Today the Chief Missiologist of the North American Missions Board wrote an article about how Christian Nationalism and politics is harming missionary work. This blog is looking for stories from American missionaries abroad who have had to deal with this issue in their job. Continue reading

CityLight Church in Falls Church, Virginia Along With Nate Crew and Dale Sutherland and the Evangelical Problem of Nepotism

The New City Network is formally launching a new church plant in Falls Church, Virginia in September of 2019. This church plant which is led by Nate Crew and has Dale Sutherland in the servants leadership team is deeply unhealthy. Sutherland and Crew are related and once again another church highlights the problem of nepotism in evangelicalism. This blog post is designed to warn you to stay away from CityLight Church. Continue reading

When a Church Plant is the Fruit of Sin. Looking at Aaron Nichols Mosaic City Church as Supported by Kenji Adachi’s All People’s Community Church

Can a church plant be the fruit of sin? Recently the New City Network of McLean Bible planted Mosaic City Church in a trendy and hopping area of Fairfax, Virginia. One of the partnering churches is Kenji Adachi’s All Peoples Community Church which was sponsored by Fellowship Memphis. Fellowship Memphis covered up the voyeurism and child pornography of its worship pastor Rick Trotter back in 2010 and it broke in 2016. Does the planting of churches that have connections to Fellowship Memphis reveal or show how the Southern Baptist Convention is struggling with sex abuse or sex crimes? These are questions that need to be asked. 

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Why Sexual Abuse Needs to be on the Agenda of EFCA One in Chicago

On June 18, 2019 the Evangelical Free Church of America is meeting in Chicago, Illinois for their biennial conference known as EFCA One.  At this event, its this blog’s hope that the EFCA will discuss sexual assault and abuse. That it will be spurred to from events in the Southern Baptist Convention to what is playing out in society. There are warnings about sexual abuse inside the EFCA, and this blog has been approached about problems. This post explains how I view the topic and how plan to cover it. Continue reading