Challenging a Misperception Among Many Evangelicals; Can you be Good Without God?

Brandon Withrow in the Daily Beast wrote an article that asked, can you be good without God? While the article illustrates the issue of discrimination against atheists I want to focus on evangelical theology. Do you need God to be good? What about the many churches I have written about that contain disturbing stories of criminal allegations? If you need God for a transformed life then how is that explained?  Continue reading

Guest Post: A Luminous Darkness: Separating Faith from Weaponized Theology (A Story of Loss from Andrew Wommack’s Faith Healing Ministry)

A guest post by someone who wants to remain anonymous. Its a reflection on someone who was into Andrew Wommack’s Faith Healing Program who dies of a cancer that could have been treated. In this tragedy a young mother leaves behind her husband and three children, when they could have had a longer life together. This is about the dangers of theological certainty and faith healers.  Continue reading

How the Sovereign Grace Ministry Child Sex Abuse Scandal Makes the Nashville Statement Worthless

A look at the Nashville Statement and how it was made worthless by the Sovereign Grace Ministries child sex abuse scandal. This looks at the Nashville Statement briefly and asks the question, how could C.J. Mahaney sign such a statement? So being gay or certain forms of sexual activity is sin; yet the alleged cover-up of the rape of a child is fine? Plus the timing of the statement was really awful considering Hurricane Harvey and the Neo-Nazi riot in Charlottesville, VirginiaContinue reading

From Cru, Sovereign Grace to John MacArthur’s Ministry; Are Women Responsible for Keeping Men Pure?

The latest scandal from John MacArthur’s Masters College leads to this post. This is a reflection on how ministries from Cru, to Sovereign Grace to John MacArthur want women to be modest so as to help keep guys from “stumbling” into lust. Are women responsible for guys’s purity? Or is evangelical culture a rape culture as we have seen both in Sovereign Grace and now John MacArthur’s ministry?  Continue reading