Relevant Magazine Asks What We Can Learn From the Downfall of Mars Hill Church, No Voices From Exiles

Ruth Moon writing for Relevant Magazine interviews Jennifer McKinney, Gerry Breshears, Samuel Rodriguez, Francis Chan, Kate Bowler, and William Vanderbloemen to seek answers to her question.Seems like it all comes down to celebrity and business. Don't worship the pastor and don't make church a business.While those are two important components, I hope there is more to learn than that.Some observations:Breshears is described as Driscoll's mentor from 2000-2010. According to … [Read more...]

Former Mars Hill Church Spokesman Justin Dean Gives Advice About Dealing with the Press

Former Mars Hill Church spokesperson offers advice to churches on how to handle the press in his new gig with Ministry Communications Association.He certainly has had experience doing so and it appears he has taken some valuable observations away from his time at Mars Hill.When I read this tip, I thought of the ResultSource New York Times Best Seller list fiasco. If you know press may start poking around about a certain topic, gather your team and come up with approved messaging and b … [Read more...]

Oral Roberts University: There is No Record of David Barton Ever Playing Basketball for ORU

Earlier this month, David Barton told the audience (at about 5:20 - 6:30) at Charis Bible College his college basketball team set an NCAA scoring record. Watch:Barton said: I remember when I was playing basketball, the college stuff that we did. We started every day with a five mile run, then we lifted weights, then we had an hour of racquetball, then we had two hours of full-court basketball, then we came back for another run. It wasn't particularly enjoyable, but in those years, our … [Read more...]

Maryland Investigating Robocalls Made in Support of Michael Peroutka’s Campaign for County Council

Who made the potentially illegal robocalls? Watch this investigative report by WUSA:Another interesting aspect of this report is Michael Peroutka's spokesperson: Peter Waldron. "Councilman Peroutka's policy is not to comment on ongoing investigations," said Peroutka spokesman Peter Waldron in an email to WUSA9. Could this be the same Peter Waldron that worked for Michele Bachmann's failed run for the Republican nomination for president in 2012?  … [Read more...]

What Really Happened In the Settlement of David Barton’s Defamation Suit?

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In an email to supporters last week, David Barton said that his historical claims had been vindicated by winning a defamation lawsuit. Barton wrote: The more publicized of the two defamation lawsuits we won was the one where David was labeled an anti-Semite, racist, and white supremacist. But the second lawsuit we won addressed the false claims that David's works are widely discredited, that he is an admitted liar, that he makes up his history, etc.  What second lawsuit?Prior to this … [Read more...]

League of the South Plans April Celebration of Lincoln’s Assassination

As I reported recently, the League of the South president Michael Hill announced their plan to celebrate the life of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. Plans are apparently coming together for an April celebration in Maryland. According to Hunter Wallace: We’ve been getting a lot of publicity from the media for announcing that we are going to hold a public celebration of Lincoln’s assassination, but it is something that many of us have done privately for years now.Note: This event will be h … [Read more...]

BarbWire Article and Graphic Turns Opposition to President Obama in an Ugly Direction

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As do other websites, Matt Barber's "news" website BarbWire runs many articles which are provocatively titled. One late last week caught my attention, in part because of the irresponsible title and in part because the graphic misquotes President Obama.The article claims Obama met with Islamic leaders to coordinate attacks on Christians. For some reason the word verbal is in brackets: President Obama met with American Islamic leaders in early February at a secret White House meeting, and … [Read more...]

David Barton Smooths Over His Errors about Thomas Jefferson’s Quran

Today on a segment of the Glenn Beck Show*, David Barton was asked if Salon was correct that Thomas Jefferson owned a Quran 16 years before he wrote the Declaration of Independence or is what Glenn Beck always heard (from Barton actually) true that Jefferson got a Quran after he became ambassador to Tripoli because he wanted to know his enemy. Here is what Barton said today (start at 3:54 for the question):Your browser does not support iframes.Beck asked "which is true?" Barton replied, … [Read more...]


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