A Call to Scholars and Writers Against Trump

A little over three weeks ago, a group called Scholars and Writers for America made a statement in favor of the candidacy of Donald Trump. Currently 156 Trump supporters have signed.More recently in response, 152 scholars and writers have joined a group called Scholars and Writers Against Trump.  Very simply, the group affirms the following:Scholars and Writers Against TrumpWe are writers, academics, critics, historians, and authors who have voted for Republican presidents a … [Read more...]

Eric Metaxas Complains about Clinton Misquotes, Refuses to Correct the Quote He Misattributed to Bonhoeffer

During the debate between Clinton and Trump last night, Eric Metaxas tweeted the following:Hillary misquoting Tocqueville is like Reagan misquoting Marx. — Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) October 20, 2016Hillary said in passing that "America is great because America is good." Although the quote is commonly associated with Tocqueville, it can't be found in his works.During the debate, Clinton did not attribute the quote to Tocqueville. However, Metaxas himself attributed that quote to T … [Read more...]

Brief Note: Wallbuilders Still Refers to Dr. David Barton

Even though David Barton has gone quiet about his claim to have an earned doctorate, his Wallbuilders Facebook page still refers readers to his work under the byline Dr. David Barton.On the newly revamped Wallbuilders Live bio of Barton, reference to his BA at Oral Roberts University has been removed.On September 7, Barton claimed in a video posted on his Facebook and You Tube accounts that he had an earned doctorate. However, the next day Barton removed the video and Facebook post … [Read more...]

Eric Metaxas Uses Odd Term – Fascistic Globalism – Twitter Howls

If it hasn't happened already, this may be Eric Metaxas jumping the shark.The fascistic globalism of HRC/Obama is similar to the threat that German fascist nationalism was in Bonhoeffer's day. Both are anti-God.— Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) October 19, 2016I can't respond any better than the numerous commenters who are really taking him to task. Click the tweet and read the comments.Before a couple of months ago, I did not follow Mr. Metaxas and so I can't tell if this … [Read more...]

Full Statement from Life Christian University President Douglas Wingate on Earned PhDs

Recently, Christian Today posted an article about mega-evangelist Joyce Meyer's and self-styled historian David Barton's PhD degree from Life Christian University. In it, LCU's president Douglas Wingate was quoted in support of his school's work. I have obtained the entire statement and am posting it here.I began looking into LCU when David Barton posted a video boasting about having an earned doctorate. The next day he removed the video and has not mentioned his PhD since. Although Barton … [Read more...]

Let’s Say No to God Mandated Voting (UPDATED)

Eric Metaxas has run into some opposition to his efforts to make God into a vote monitor. Last Wednesday he posted an op-ed in the WSJ which brought God to his side. Then this week, he has been tweeting up a storm about it (He deleted the first one sometime early on 10/18).Evan McMullin is a good man, but in this election he is a fig-leaf, there to assuage the consciences of religious people. God is not fooled. — Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) October 16, 2016God sees our hearts, i … [Read more...]

Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Rush on Electing God’s Man

Yesterday, Eric Metaxas referred his dwindling Twitter followers to read an article comparing Donald Trump with Samson. Roughly, the narrative casts imperfect Trump as a modern day imperfect Samson from the Old Testament. According to the article, we should accept Trump as an imperfect man God can use in the same way God used Samson.I submit that casting a vote in terms of God's will is misguided both religiously and politically. I was reminded of Benjamin Rush's exchange with Thomas … [Read more...]

Eric Metaxas, Donald Trump, and Samson

Election season just makes everybody a little silly. Like this:What does Trump have to do with Samson? It goes way past the hair issue... https://t.co/dk1gg7Li6W— Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) October 16, 2016Metaxas linked to an article that makes a case Trump is like Samson.He doesn’t drink wine, he has a tendency to lie, he has a weakness for women and his hair is sort of a big deal. No, I’m not talking about Donald Trump.I’m referring to Samson, God’s appointed judge ove … [Read more...]