Jim Bakker Sells a “Cure” for the Coronavirus. The New York Attorney General Responds by Serving a Cease and Desist Letter. Meanwhile the Missouri Attorney General Sues the Discredited Televangelist for Fraud

James Bakker is back in the news. Bakker on his television show sold a cure for the coronavirus. In response the New York Attorney General sent a cease and desist letter. The Missouri Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Jim Bakker. This post looks at the situation and offers some feedback on a discredited televangelist.  Continue reading

Iraqi Freedom and Wooded Hills Bible. When You Blindly Lust For War in the Middle East Hoping to Usher In the End Times

In 2002 and 2003 the United States marched forward toward war in Iraq. While the war was about Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction for some Evangelical Christians the Iraq war meant something else. It meant that the end times could come about. As such war was looked upon with awe and wonder because pretty soon Jesus would be coming back on a white horse and the rapture would take place. Today I shake my head in disgust when I consider what I was involved in. Continue reading

James MacDonald is Back as New Life Covenant in Chicago, Illinois Takes him Into Fellowship

James MacDonald is back and involved in another church in the Chicago area. MacDonald is now affiliated with the largest mega church with the Assembly of God movement in the United States. New Life Covenant Church elders prayed for MacDonald’s healing as the sad story from Harvest Bible Chapel continues to play out. This briefly looks at how charismatic theology gives people a new launching pad to restart their “ministry.”  Continue reading

Recalling When Trish Stern Pushed Rick Joyner. Plus Considering Joyner’s New Comments on Militias is Theo Williams’ Wooded Hills Outside Germantown, Wisconsin Preparing for the Next Civil War?

Rick Joyner on Jim Bakker’s television show called for Christians to arm themselves and prepare for the next Civil War. When I heard that I immediately thought of my former Third Wave Church in Milwaukee where Rick Joyner was pushed by Trish Sterns when I was a member. This post looks at Rick Joyner and asks the question, why was I involved in a cult?  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Brian Habeth of Wooded Hills (How Did that Rapture Work Out for You After Iraqi Freedom?)

Brian Habeth from Wooded Hills had a birthday the other day. In addition he also recently sent me a message warning me about my soul. This is an open letter that is a response to Brian and Wooded Hills. When I think of the extreme charismatic theology and Christian nationalism that takes place at Wooded Hills, if that is what being a Christian is like, well then Hell will be like Heaven for me.  Continue reading

Dear Wooded Hills Church, l am Serving You My Divorce Papers

This is a letter of divorce to my former third wave evangelical church outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Known as Wooded Hills this is a church that is deeply charismatic, highly political, and very much toxic. In 2016 a number of people attacked me on social media and I realized that this is not the place that I thought it to be. This is a cult and a place to be avoided. This open letter explains a number of problems with Wooded Hills. Continue reading