Ryan Chase from Emmaus Road Church in Sioux Falls on The Biblical Way to Grieve

An elder from a Sovereign Grace Church in Sioux Fallas, South Dakota writes a post at Desiring God on how a Christian should grieve. I found this post from Ryan Chase at Emmaus Road Church to be toxic and troubling. To lecture someone in how to grieve in such a legalistic fashion is problematic. Life is not black and white and neither is the grief process. While Ryan has buried one son, I write this post as a child who recently buried two parents. Continue reading

Can Evangelical Christians Stay Committed to Facts? Why Conspiracy Theories are Dangerous, Reckless and Uncalled For

This is a post that looks at evangelical Christian culture and conspiracy theories. This shows the harm that they do and asks the question if Christians who believe in conspiracy theories can be considered an unreached peoples group. This also explains how the harm from such theories affecting dark and disturbing situations in places like Harvest Bible Chapel and Sovereign Grace Churches.
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The Elephant’s Debt, SGM Survivors and Others. How Should Such Blogs be Viewed?

How should blogs like SGM Survivors and The Elephant’s Debt be viewed? How do you respond to challenging information that confronts your world view that a ministry or organization is not what you think it is? This post is about such blogs. To discuss this topic I use The Elephant’s Debt to discuss the issues in Harvest Bible Chapel. Plus I also share what it was like to be invited to C.J. Mahaney’s Sovereign Grace Ministries and to read about the alleged criminal activity inside on a blog called SGM Survivors.
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James MacDonald, C.J. Mahaney, Mark Driscoll and Other Celebrity Pastors. A Discussion on Authoritarianism at Roll to Disbeleive

Over at Roll to Disbelieve, an atheist blog, they have a good discussion and article about authoritarianism. In light of the authoritarian issues inside Harvest Bible Chapel, Sovereign Grace and the late Mars Hill this article I believe is a good read. It will give a psychological understanding on James MacDonald’s behavior.
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Is Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Ready for the #MeToo Movement? Reflecting on Professor Emeritus D.A. Carson’s Attack on an Alleged Rape Victim to Defend C.J. Mahaney

The #MeToo movement has been moving across American culture. Issues related to sexual assault and abuse have been coming out across all professions. From media, to business, to sports the #MeToo movement keeps unfolding. It has also hit the Southern Baptist Convention as well. Today this blog would like to ask how prepared is Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for the #MeToo movement? Based off D.A. Carson from Trinity, who is now a Professor Emeritus, having attacked someone who was raped at 13 in a statement through The Gospel Coalition, this blog doesn’t believe Trinity Evangelical Divinity School is ready.
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