Historian Thomas Kidd on Why Mike Huckabee Won’t Be the Evangelical Darling in 2016

Thomas Kidd nails it at the Washington Post.Kidd finds several reasons why Huckabee isn't catching fire among evangelicals. One reason Kidd identifies is Huckabee's status as a former Fox News host. As an example, Kidd correctly points out Huckabee's attachment to David Barton. Fox’s cozy confines allow candidates to get into an insulated mindset, in which they are not used to having to face critical reporters or be accountable for outlandish statements. You knew something was going wrong w … [Read more...]

Brian Houston Publishes Interview with Mark and Grace Driscoll

Apparently, the interview was placed on Houston's website on July 28.Ps @BrianCHouston talks with @PastorMark & Grace Driscoll. http://t.co/ZflYbv9JYD #LetsTalkLeadership pic.twitter.com/7DCr1940N6— Hillsong Church (@hillsong) July 28, 2015It has been posted at Vimeo (see the end of the post)This is old news to those who followed the story when the video was shown at the Sydney conference. I have good audio for the interview, but the video has more people paying … [Read more...]

David Barton: Treasury Department Will Be Denigrated by Addition of Woman to $10 Bill

The boys at Wallbuilders (David Barton and Rick Green) are all in a tizzy over the replacement of Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill by a woman (unnamed as yet). Right Wing Watch was listening in to the Wallbuilders Live show yesterday and heard the guys lamenting the travesty it will be. From RWW: Last month, the Treasury Department announced that a woman would be featured on the $10 bill when it is redesigned in 2020 and David Barton was so outraged that he brought the National Review's Quin … [Read more...]

Donald Trump Shall Become the Trumpet: My Entry for Best Article in the “Wait, This Isn’t Parody?” Category

If I was of a mind to write a parody of a Charismatic minister writing about Donald Trump, an article like this would have been a good result.Writing for Charisma Magazine's Prophetic Insight section, "prophetic minister" Jeremiah Johnson compared Donald Trump to Cyrus in the Bible. Referring to Trump or someone like him, Johnson says: Could God not use the wicked and ungodly to bring about His plans and purposes thousands of years ago and can He not still do the same thing again, … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Confirms Move to Phoenix

In an email to supporters earlier today: The Resurgence and our Move to PhoenixThe Mars Hill Church board also very recently approved the sale of the assets of The Resurgence ministries through an independent auction conducted by a law firm. Having now gained first access to these resources, it will be some time before we catalogue and decide what will happen with the content.However, if you are newly receiving this email it is likely because you were part of The Resurgence mailing … [Read more...]

A Canadian Pastor Explains Why His Church Dropped Support for Gospel for Asia

Bruce Morrison is a pastor in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada. For 20 years, Morrison's church supported Gospel for Asia but stopped doing so in April of this year. Now, in a 13 page letter, Morrison details the reasons for ending support and provides insight into his efforts to get answers from GFA.Morrison's findings are very similar to my own. While we have spoken some over the past several weeks, Morrison began looking into GFA's finances about a month before I did. His church dropped … [Read more...]

Fact Checking Donald Trump’s Criticism of John McCain

I like fact checking. I do a fair amount of it here on the blog (for example, yesterday) so I like to read fact checking articles on topics of interest. On such topic for me was Donald Trump's criticism of John McCain's record on veterans.USA Today ran an article a couple of days ago fact checking Trump's USA Today op-ed defending his criticism of McCain. I link to it here and recommend it to interested readers.It takes a special kind of hubris to criticize a former POW. Trump is riding … [Read more...]

Gospel for Asia’s Auditor Retains Attorney for Some Reason

This is getting interesting.On Tuesday afternoon, I contacted Bland Garvey, the accounting firm which did Gospel for Asia's 2013 audit. I wanted to know if BG had been retained to do GFA's 2014 audit and perhaps learn why the audit is not out yet. As I understand it, GFA has to turn in an audited financial statement by July 31 to the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability as a part of the requirements for membership. GFA is a charter member of ECFA. GFA has been referring to the … [Read more...]


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