Evangelizing Mormons and the Naïve Bubble of Liesl Counterman at The Gospel Coalition and Also Gospel Grace of Salt Lake City

An awful article appeared at The Gospel Coalition recently that talked about how to evangelize your Mormon friend. It is written by the wife of the pastor of Gospel Grace in Salt Lake City. This blog wishes it could be a fly on the wall when this article is passed around in the LDS Ward and further pushes people away from Gospel Grace. Liesl Counterman’s article contained a lot of ignorance about Mormonism. But what stunned me is that she didn’t even mention the Utah Lighthouse Ministry which is the most successful ministry in Utah that engages in evangelism. Continue reading

Terry Glaspey at The Gospel Coalition on Novelists Who Affirm Faith. How Could Victor Hugo Be Neglected?

Recently at The Gospel Coalition Terry Glaspey wrote an article about novelists who affirm faith. His list leaves off one of the greatest novelists in western history – Victor Hugo. Works such as Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables have many theological lessons in each book. This is a response to this column by Terry Glaspey. Continue reading

Phil Andreas of The Gospel Coalition and The Milwaukee Rescue Mission on What He Would Say to a Young Christian Man

Recently at The Gospel Coalition Phil Andreas posted a letter of what he would say to a young Christian man. This blog learned that Phil also pastors at The Milwaukee Rescue Mission which is down he street from where I lived when I attended Marquette, To shake things up and make sure that not every post is about scandal, I just wanted to post something different.  Continue reading

A Sunday Morning at Falls Church Anglican With Logan Gates From Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. And Considering Church Support For a Scandal Plagued Apologist

This past week Ravi Zacharias International Ministries released a damning report that showed how the Christian evangelist engaged in rape and sexual abuse. But how did we get here? We arrived here because many Christians choose to ignore the scandals with a person like Ravi Zacharias. Two years ago on a Sunday morning at Falls Church Anglican in Falls Church, Virginia this was on display. Despite inflated academic credentials and a sexting scandal John Yates promoted Zacharias. And that same morning an employee from Ravi Zacharias International Ministry spoke about what he was doing in Canada as a speaker with this ministry. Scandal happens because of the indifference of churches and the employees of ministries. Ultimately there is apathy to care and do the right thing. What makes this even more notorious is that Falls Church Anglican drew a line in the sand over homosexuality and got national headlines for breaking away from the Episcopal Church; and yet they didn’t give a damn about the abuse or scandal by Ravi Zacharias and looked the other way.  Continue reading

Paul Buckley Writes About Growing the Gospel in New England. Is it the Most Secular Area in the United States as he Claims?

At The Gospel Coalition recently Paul Buckley who leads The Gospel Coalition for New England wrote an article about growing the Gospel in the most secular place in the United States – Boston and New England. But is New England the most secular part of the United States? This blog believes that many Neo-Calvinists are prone to exaggeration which allows them to live in a bubble of alternative facts.  Continue reading