How the EFCA’s Salem Church in Staten Island, New York Handled an Alleged Sexual Abuse Situation

A 26 year old volunteer at the EFCA’s Salem Church in Staten Island, New York is alleged to have abused a 12 year old. Salem under the leadership of John Welborn acted decisively.  This post is about what transpired, and how the church responded to the allegation. This blog which writes about dark subjects is impressed with the quick and proper handling of this difficult situation. Continue reading

Can the Church of God in Anderson, Indiana Write an Honest Article About Fairfax Community Church? Or Will Carl Stagner Just Compose Puff Pieces?

Over the past few years the Church of God in Anderson, Indiana has written a number of puff pieces about Rod Stafford’s Fairfax Community Church in the Washington, D.C. area. Several articles are pure fluff and come from Carl Stagner who does writing and editing for the Church of God denomination. This post is designed to challenge Carl to actually do some legitimate journalism. After all when you have a church doing questionable financial campaigns, employs a violent sex offender and mislead the congregation there are more important articles to write about. Continue reading

Dave Harvey, Known for Allegations of Covering Up Child Sex Abuse in Sovereign Grace Ministries, Becomes the President of The Great Commission Collective. How Brian White of Harvest North Indy Made a Business Decision

Dave Harvey becomes the first President of The Great Commission Collective. This is an overview of this situation and a look at Dave Harvey. Allegations of covering up child sex abuse inside Sovereign Grace happened under his leadership at Covenant Fellowship Church. Despite the controversy and the bagged he brings, its this blogs belief that Brian White is making a business decision to try and save The Great Commission Collective from financial failure in the course of time.  Continue reading

#Youngerself. What Advice Would I Give Myself at 25?

Recently on Twitter there was a hastag of what you could tell yourself at the age of 25. Many people posted a lot of ideas they wish they could advise their younger self. This is my open letter to my younger self. This is coming from someone  in their 40’s. The basic theme of the letter? Dave, stay away from Evangelical Christianity. If you stay away you will spare yourself a lot of pain and trauma. This is what l would say to myself if l could. Continue reading

Guest Post: Dr. James Bedell on Willow Creek Community Church A Cautionary Tale

Dr. James Bedell from Willow Creek Community Church writes a guest post on the cautionary tale that Willow Creek represents. Bill Hybels has resigned and fled and there are credible accusations against him for sexual misconduct. Willow Creek Community Church has ignored Dr. James Bedell and this blog would like Willow Creek to meet with him and hear his concerns from the scandal.  Continue reading

What are the Take Aways From the Newest Scandal at Matt Chandler’s The Village Church Involving the Allegation of Matt Tonne’s Sexual Abuse of a Minor?

This post looks at the take aways of the issues from the latest scandal at Matt Chandler’s The Village Church. Matt Chandler’s The Village is alleged to have mishandled a child sex abuse situation with a pastor on staff who is accused of sexually preying on a minor. There are many lessons to consider from the scandal. That includes the issues of child sex abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention, to problems with church discipline and membership covenants.  Other questions raised include the culture of Acts 29 at ground zero thus spreading through the network to the problems with the celebrity pastor model and how the brand is to be protected is is more important than the safety of a child. Continue reading