An Open Letter to Greg Strand (Will the EFCA Take D.A. Carson Attacking a Sexual Assault Victim Seriously in the #churchtoo Era?)

An open letter to Greg Strand. This is encouraging the EFCA to address the issue of D.A. Carson attacking a sexual assault victim in support of C.J. Mahaney. Its time for the EFCA to act and do the right thing. After all Al Mohler of the Southern Baptists has recanted and addressed the issue. Why is the EFCA staying silent? 

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James MacDonald on Teaching Abstinence From Alcohol and a Recent Twitter Discussion on James Drinking Alcohol

James MacDonald has been known for teaching against drinking alcohol. He has counseled abstinence. Yet despite his teaching he has been known for drinking alcohol despite what he has taught. This is a post that preserves James MacDonald’s teaching and also the recent Twitter discussion about James and alcohol. If someone can provide me a picture of James MacDonald’s wine rack I would love to include that in this post.  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Glen Schrieber (Regarding Compass Bible Church and John Secrest in the EFCA’s Southeast District)

An open letter to the Southeastern District Superintendent Glen Schrieber on the newest church added to his EFCA District. I am talking about John Secrest’s Compass Bible Church in Naples, Florida. Glen Schrieber and the Southeast District can learn a lot from John Secrest and I hope they listen to the Harvest Bible Chapel scandal. This open letter looks at John Secrest’s church from the lens of the EFCA. The EFCA can learn a lot and abuse and church corruption and it will help the denomination. Continue reading

John Secrest Launches Compass Bible Church in Naples, Florida. And a Unique Case of Evangelical Transparency

John Secrest is leading a new church in Naples, Florida. Called Compass Bible Church the congregation asked John Secrest to pastor it. Compass is made up of a number of former individuals from Harvest Bible Chapel Naples. This blog has been writing about the role of John Secrest in the greater Harvest Bible Chapel scandal. Likewise this blog has a deep amount of respect for John Secrest and wishes him well in this new setting. Its my hope that Compass Bible Church goes far. Its nice to see a positive development especially when you are mired in writing about scandal and corruption. Continue reading

How was Information From Soul Care Collected for James MacDonald? What Does this Scandal Mean for Garrett Higbee and the Great Commission Collective? Plus Some Advice as Higbee is Trying to Reconcile

In the Dean Butters statement there is one line that is chilling. It discusses how information was collected for James MacDonald from Soul Care. This blog would like to ask how did that happen? Were reports given to James MacDonald or were people recorded without their consent and was Illinois law violated? What are the implications of what Dean Butters said for Garrett Higbee and the Great Commission Collective?  Continue reading

The Harvest Bible Chapel Scandal Reveals the Toxic Issues with Hyper-Masculinity in Evangelicalism

A post that looks at how the toxic masculine culture at Harvest Bible Chapel has failed. In a belief system where “Act Like Men” was paramount many men chose to stay silent and were not counter-cultural or pushed back against abuse for nearly two decades. Instead you also had females and those outside the system who were pushing back and speaking out. This post looks at how the “Act Like Men” culture at Harvest Bible Chapel ultimately failed. Continue reading