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

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

#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