Russell Moore: Is America a Christian Nation?

If you mean a new Israel or a covenant nation, Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore -- writing for The Gospel Coalition -- says no.The Founders were influenced by Christians but there is no religious test in the Constitution. Moore says the Bible doesn't assign America a providential place in history. Moore makes it clear that Ted Cruz's stump verse of II Chronicle 7:14 was a promise to Israel and not to America as a political entity.While Moore didn't call out specific people, … [Read more...]

Even At Liberty University, David Barton Is Known For Historical Fallacies

Previously, I believed that at Liberty University, David Barton was viewed positively as a great historian. Since he speaks there frequently, some in certain circles must believe that. However, I was surprised to learn that Barton's reputation is not as positive in the history department. John Fea was able to get a first hand look into the matter from a former history graduate student at Liberty. Russ Allen has his masters degree from Liberty and attended a talk given last week at Liberty by … [Read more...]

K-LOVE’s Pledge Drive: Money Behind the Music

The Christian radio empire K-LOVE (complete list of stations) is in the middle of their Spring Pledge Drive. To be blunt, the constant solicitations are annoying.After hearing a claim recently that K-LOVE's CEO Mike Novak's salary is over half a million dollars, I decided to do some exploration of K-LOVE's finances. K-LOVE is one of two radio enterprises run by Educational Media Foundation (Air One is the other). Because EMF is a non-profit, their finances are available via their 990 form. … [Read more...]

Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Allowing Counselors To Refer Based On Counselor’s “Sincerely Held Principles”

Previously, I posted a link to a Tennessee bill which gives permission to counselors to refer clients over conflicts with a counselor's "sincerely held beliefs."Last week, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed the bill into law. His reasoning was summarized in a statement after he signed the bill: The following is the Gov. Haslam’s statement on Senate Bill 1556 (http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/109/Amend/HA1006.pdf):“Although Senate Bill 1556 has received attention for its perceived foc … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s Vision For The Trinity Church Is Big, Big, BIG

Mark Driscoll has a God-sized vision for The Trinity Church and you can find out what God has revealed to him this coming Sunday. One thing for sure, the Vision includes essential ministry tools like an Airstream trailer, a yellow fire truck, and mid-century modern chairs.Driscoll's vision is really big. Listen:The worship band should have this tune on the set list:  … [Read more...]

Plaintiffs File Response in Dicksons v. Gospel for Asia

Attorneys for Matthew and Jennifer Dickson filed responses (see below) to Gospel for Asia's motions to dismiss and compel arbitration in the RICO lawsuit against leaders of GFA. According to the filing, the Dickson's provided ample detail and a clear and compelling case against GFA. The response concluded: Under a straightforward application of the pleading standards, the Court should find the Dicksons allege facts sufficient to support each of their claims. Their Complaint leaves no doubt as … [Read more...]

Q & A With Jackie Quinn, Director of Communications at Mercy Multiplied

Last Sunday, Jennifer Miller's article posted on Slate.com about Nashville-based ministry Mercy Multiplied raised concerns about religiously based residential treatment for women. Miller interviewed several former residents who told troubling stories about their time in one Mercy's four residential facilities. Specifically, the former residents said they were discouraged from taking medication for mental illness, and said the program encouraged the removal of demons as a means of ridding re … [Read more...]

Pay to Pray? Seven Mountains Dominionism on Marketplace Intercession

I just came across this 2010 blog post on Os Hillman's Marketplace Leaders website. Hillman defends the idea that people should be paid to pray for businesses in the same way consultants are paid. Imagine if all corporations had a director of corporate intercession as a paid position. I am pleased to tell you that in at least one case, this is already happening. Darlene Maisano is a full-time intercessor for the marketplace and a paid intercessor for several businesses. She is paid as a co … [Read more...]


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