When Baptists Were Grateful that a Catholic was Killed in Dallas. Plus a Solid Read in Politico: John F Kennedy in the 1960 Election and Facing Anti-Catholicism Bigotry by Evangelicals

When I was growing up my Dad recalled what it was like being a Catholic in North Carolina in the 1960’s when word came in that President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Dad was dismayed that Baptists were grateful that a Catholic was no longer in the White House. That made a negative impression on Dad. Plus in Politico a solid story about John F Kennedy facing evangelical and Baptists bigotry when he ran for the White House in 1960.  Continue reading

Examining New City Network Plants in Europe: Église Chemin Nouveau in France and Redeemer City Church of Rekjavik, Iceland

The New City Network is working on two church plants in Europe. One called Église Chemin Nouveau launched in France in 2019 and Redeemer City Church of Rekjavik, Iceland is launching in late 2020. This blog is deeply concerned with the issue of sexual abuse inside a foreign church plant or other missionary effort.  Continue reading

USA Today Reports on a Dark Story That Highlights the Issue of Sexual Abuse at a Southern Baptist Church Outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

A very dark story that details why sexual abuse is a problem inside the Southern Baptist Convention emerges outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A Baptist Church in Camp Hill employs a convicted molester and the church keeps the information from the congregation. This is a hard read but a necessary one.  Continue reading

In Rebuking Jesus Its Clear the National Prayer Breakfast Needs to Come to an End

The National Prayer Breakfast was held in Washington, D.C. on February 6, 2020. Arthur Brooks gave a strong talk pleading for contempt and polarization to end. President Trump meanwhile followed Brooks talk and used it to settle scores and attack his perceived “enemies.” While pastors and staff laughed it became quite clear that the National Prayer Breakfast was never about prayer or bringing people to recognize the Lord. Instead, it is about the naked pursuit of power and trying to influence the executive and legislative branch. This blog is calling for the National Prayer Breakfast to be canceled and for Christians to do a lot of hard thinking about what they perpetuated and enabled. They don’t have the moral authority to lecture me about faith when they silently laugh and allow God to be mocked.  Continue reading

Does Greg Strand Realize the Lost Art of Admitting Error? Or Will Tribalism Rule the Day in the EFCA?

This is a post that looks at tribalism and how it is a danger in our society. Tribalism exists in religion, government and culture today. The EFCA by encouraging D.A. Carson to apologizing for attacking a rape victim from Sovereign Grace can take the moral high ground in encouraging Carson to retract his statement and the EFCA can issue a statement saying they take abuse seriously and in the aftermath of their pre-conference they are grateful that D.A. Carson is doing the right thing. So this blog would like to ask, will Greg Strand have his John McCain or Mitt Romney moment and will the EFCA rise to the occasion and do the right thing? Continue reading

David Platt Repents for Not Preaching Against Abortion Earlier in His Pastoral Career. Here Are the Problems With Platt’s Teaching

At the March for Life rally David Platt who teaches at McLean Bible repented for not preaching against abortion more in his pastoral career when he was younger. This article discuss the issue of evangelicals and abortion. Its hard to take evangelicals seriously on abortion given their dishonest with the origins of the culture wars. Continue reading

How Michael Holm a Former NSA Mathmatician Who Works at PicNix Inc. Helped Covenant Eyes Become More Like Oceania

Mike Holm is a mathematician who once worked for the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland. He left the intelligence community and worked for Covenant Eyes in Michigan to help create a far more controlling software program that would have shocked George Orwell. This post is about how Covenant Eyes is becoming more like Oceania and how the sexual purity software is allegedly being used in an abusive way to control and manipulate people as sensitive information is weaponized. While Mike Holm thinks he is serving God the reality is that he is serving the Christian industrial complex. Continue reading