The Tragic Death of Carsyn Leigh Davis Who Attended a Party at First Assembly of God in Fort Myers, Florida and Contracted COVID-19

A dark story comes out of an Assembly of God Church in Fort Myers, Florida. In the middle of a pandemic a mother takes her immune compromised daughter to a church party at First Assembly of God Fort Myers where she contracts COVID-19. It also turns out that the mother who is allegedly into Christian nationalism and junk science then administers the discredited drug  hydroxychloroquine to her daughter. Two days after her 17th birthday Carysn Davis died  in an ICU and remains one of the youngest fatalities of the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida. A child is dead in Florida and it could have been prevented. This is a story that highlights why evangelicalism is so flawed as junk science, evangelical culture, and Christian nationalism are woven together in this tragedy. Continue reading

Dealing With the Searing Pain of Unresolved Spiritual Abuse and the EFCA’s Dr. Cedrick Brown’s Encouraging Proposal on the Church Asking For Forgiveness From the World

This blog post is a response to the EFCA’s Eastern District co-superintendent Dr. Cedrick Brown who asked the question should the church ask the world to forgive them? This blog is impressed with the question and offers some feedback which comes from a person who learned why spiritual abuse is a problem. Its my hope that this discussion with start to happen more often.  Continue reading

Carolyn McCulley Boasts of How Redeemer Arlington is Doing Church in the COVID-19 Era, While Neglecting My Spiritual Abuse Mess From Redeemer

On Twitter Carolyn McCully boasts of how Redeemer Arlington is doing church during the COVID-19 era. Her boasts are problematic in light of the unresolved spiritual abuse situation that has adversely affected my family.  Either Carolyn is exhibiting cognitive dissonance or she doesn’t know her Bible. If so I can teach her a thing or two.  Continue reading

From John Welborn of Salem Church Recommending James MacDonald to Tom Nelson of Christ Community Church Praising Ravi Zacharias. Does Mark Noll’s The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind Explain How Corruption and Scandal Are Ignored?

Frequently this blog has noticed a number of EFCA pastors in the United States who promote or recommend material from questionable fallen and discredited pastors. John Welborn at the EFCA’s Salem Church in Staten Island has done this, and so has Tom Nelson of EFCA’s Christ Community Church in the Kansas City area has also done this. Is this another aspect to the scandal of the evangelical mind? The ability of a pastor to practice discernment and think critically in the midst of a scandal? Continue reading

Guest Post: Steve Baughman on Pastor Tom Nelson of Christ Community Church, Ravi Zacharias and Keeping Christian Secrets

At the EFCA’s Christ Community Church in the Kansas City and Kansas area Pastor Tom Nelson wrote a glowing tribute about Ravi Zacharias. Steve Baughman who wrote about the issues involving inflated academic scandals with Ravi Zacharias as well as his sexting with a married women wrote Tom Nelson a response to his blog post.  Continue reading

Guest Post: Sarah Leitner is Expelled From Liberty University After Reporting Abuse on an Official School Internship to Jerry Falwell Jr. Liberty Also Denies the Abuse Occurred

This is a post about how Liberty University mishandled an abuse situation by Sarah Leitner.  Sarah who had experienced abuse while on an internship eventually reported it to Jerry Falwell Jr. At the time she was a PhD student in the School of Counselor Education of Liberty University. After reporting the abuse eventually Liberty expelled her and mishandled the situation.  Continue reading

A Response to Sam Emadi’s 9 Marks Post (Another Open Letter to a New Christian)

Sam Emadi wrote an article at Crossway that was re-published at 9 Marks that is addressed to a brand new Christian. In response, while employing a slight degree of sarcasm I also write an open letter to a new Christian. The joy that is coming when it comes to evangelicalism. In that sense its time to prepare the youth and those coming onboard for the coming burn out tomorrow.  Continue reading

McLean Bible Lands on Baptist Accountability for Allegedly Mishandling the Scott Woods Predatory Situation. Plus This Blog Wants to Read and Publish the Investigation David Platt Has Been Promising

McLean Bible Church ended up on a Southern Baptist Accountability website that monitors sexual abuse inside the Southern Baptist Convention. According to what this blog has learned the investigation into Scott Woods allegedly grooming a minor for planned sexual abuse should be completed in the near future. When that report is complete it should be made available to McLean Bible and everyone who attends. This blog wants to read and study it.  If the investigation is not completed then a number of individuals from David Platt to Larry Cooper and D.J. Corkey need to be added to the website for facilitating a cover-up. Continue reading

The Underground Railroad is Active Again in the Old Dominion. This Time Its Saving African-Americans Trapped at Jerry Falwell Jr’s Liberty University

Once romanticized in the South the Underground Railroad is now back in Virginia. The goal is not to save African-Americans from plantations, but instead to save them from Jerry Falwell Jr’s Liberty University. This post is a brief history of the Underground Railroad and current efforts to help African-Americans escape Liberty University. Continue reading