RNC Members Should Pay Their Own Way to Israel

Last night, Rachel Maddow exclusively reported that the American Family Association demoted Bryan Fischer. Instead of being Director of Issues Analysis, he will simply continue to host his Focal Point radio broadcast.In 2012, AFA president Tim Wildmon told me via email that being a talk show host (e.g., Fischer) on the American Family Radio network was analogous to Bill O'Reilly's show on Fox News. Wildmon felt no obligation to own Fischer's outrageous comments in the same way that O'Reilly … [Read more...]

Rachel Maddow: Bryan Fischer Has Been Fired As Spokeman By the American Family Association

Rachel Maddow reported earlier this evening:May be (should be) more fall out from the GOP's collaboration with the AFA. Perhaps Bryan Fischer's foot has been in his mouth just a few too many times.The AFA hasn't gotten rid of him completely; he is still considered a "talk show host" and his twitter account has him as the host of the Focal Point show.Apparently, Tim Wildmon has had a change of heart about Bryan Fischer's platform. In 2012, Wildmon declined to address Fischer's … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church Letter: Maybe the Most Positive Spin I’ve Ever Seen

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Rob Smith posted a donor thank you letter from Mars Hill Church he received recently. It has to be the most positive spin on the situation I have seen yet.   I gotta say that must have been a hard letter to write. There probably is no how-to course in how to this.Read Rob Smith's take on it; there are still many unanswered financial questions that were not addressed here. … [Read more...]

Mike Huckabee and David Barton Coming to PA Pastor’s Conference in March

Yesterday, the PA Pastors Network, a small group of far right pastors announced that Mike Huckabee will appear via video at a March 19 conference at Lancaster Bible College. Also appearing will be David Barton, and George Barna. The title of the conference (U-Turn: A Conversation with Pastors on Society, Culture, and Leadership) makes it sound like a stop on the promo tour for Barna's and Barton's new book (U-Turn). Other confirmed speakers for PPN’s “U-Turn” conference include: author Steve Sch … [Read more...]

HarperCollins Christian Published Kevin Malarkey’s Second Book

Today, HarperCollins Christian Publishers released a marketing email for their heaven tourism book, Heaven Is for Real, in the face of the failure of Tyndale House's book The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven. In short, HCC is standing behind the Colton and Todd Burpo's story.As it turns out, another one of HCC's authors is Kevin Malarkey, the author of the now discredited The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven.Marlarkey's second book (with agent Matt Jacobson), titled Beautiful Defeat, is a … [Read more...]

HarperCollins Christian Publishing Really Wants You to Know Their Heaven Story Is For Real

Publisher HarperCollins Christian want to make sure you believe their heaven story at same time Alex Malarkey has retracted his. In an email that was delivered today, HCC stands by the story in Heaven Is for Real.     I stand by my story found in my book Heaven is for Real. - Colton Burpo            The subject of heaven has been making headlines this month after teenager Alex Malarkey, who had claimed to have visited heaven when he was … [Read more...]

President of Southern Baptist Convention Hosts David Barton at the Summit

This is a discouraging development; another indicator that evangelical ecclesiastical leaders are disconnected from the academics in their own tradition. This week the Summit is pleased to welcome Historian and Author David Barton. Don't miss Thursday's Summit! http://t.co/iVmmJxD6uk— The Summit (@nwaSummit) January 26, 2015I hope actual historians at Southern Baptist Schools will take some time to alert Rev. Ronnie Floyd to the problem here.I would think a person in his position w … [Read more...]

Gateway Church Pastor Robert Morris: Jesus is God’s Tithe and You Might Need to Downsize to Tithe

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The man God asks 'would that be all right with you?' (according to Jack Hayford), Robert Morris, is teaching on tithing right now at Gateway Church. In the most important message of The Blessed Life series (his words), Morris says Jesus is God's tithe and invites his congregation to sell stuff to give to the church.First Jesus is God's Tithe.Jesus gets demoted in this teaching. Instead of Jesus being the "fullness of the Godhead bodily," (Col. 2:9), He is God's ten percent offering. … [Read more...]


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