Recommended Read Anne Applebaum in The Atlantic: The My Pillow Guy Really Could Destroy Democracy

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Reid Kapple Anger is Not Always Bad

Reid Kapple is a pastor at Christ Community Church in Olathe, Kansas. Recently at the church blog the EFCA pastor wrote about anger and how to address it. After reading the post this blog wanted to offer some friendly push back, and remind Reid that anger is not always bad. This blog wished evangelicals would become angry over spiritual corruption and abuse instead of being apathetic.  Continue reading

Made to Flourish in Tom Nelson’s Own Words

Made to Flourish is a ministry that is associated with Christ Community Church in Kansas City. Its a ministry that helps at linking people and ministry and work. Usually I like to do analysis but in writing such a blog I also think its important to allow the pastor to explain his ministry. Recently at the Christ Community Church blog Tom Nelson took just that action. So this is a stand alone post of what Made to Flourish is from the words of Tom Nelson. Continue reading

The New York Times Writes About Evangelical Culture Warrior and Homeschooling Advocate Michael Farris and His Efforts to Overturn an Election for the First Time in United States History

The New York Times recently wrote about Michael Farris’ efforts to overturn the last Presidential election. The Christian nationalist known for his ties to the homeschooling community and the evangelical culture wars worked to over turn the election so that more judges can be appointed and gays and abortion can be fought. The New York Times obtained the information through record requests. This is a shocking read to process.
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Why is Kris Vallotton Obsessed With a Female’s Hymen? Is Bethel a Safe Place for Sexual Abuse and Rape Victims?

Bethel’s Kris Vallotton pushed an older sermon from 2014 recently that among other issues talked about how a female’s hymen can be restored. Bethel is the perfect place for a predator and Kris’ teaching can heap a lot of shame among rape and sexual abuse victims. But why is Kris Vallotton so obsessed with a hymen as well? Continue reading

The Origins of Mark Driscoll’s The Trinity Church and How Darien Bennett Cannibalized Members From Scottsdale Bible Church

When The Trinity Church started in 2016 one of the questions that existed is who is going to it and how did they get involved? Today’s post helps fill in the gaps of Mark Driscoll’s infamous church in Arizona and how a large group of men from Scottsdale Bible Church was allegedly cannibalized by former Scottsdale pastor Darien Bennett. There are also questions about Darien’s counseling services and the fees he charges. Continue reading

Jessica Johnson Discusses the Issues with the Mars Hill Podcast by Mike Cosper. In the Process Some of This Blog’s Work on the Sojourn Network is Acknowledged

Mike Cosper did a podcast on the tragic saga or Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill. Jessica Johnson a lecturer at the University of Washington who has done academic research and published about Mars Hill called out Cosper and explained the problems with the podcast. In the process this blog’s work on Sojourn was acknowledged. The Wondering Eagle previously filled in the gaps of what happened to Daniel Montgomery and his failed restoration process. Continue reading

Some Musings About Evangelicals and Abortion in 2021 With the Texas Abortion Law Center Stage

With the new Texas abortion law this blog decided to do a post reflecting on the issue of abortion and the evangelical culture wars. What does abortion mean today? In the end this blog would contend that while some evangelicals think they have won the battle, instead they have lost the war. In the end what was aborted most wasn’t a fetus, but instead the evangelical church and successive generations who walked away because of their exhaustion from the endless culture wars. Continue reading