Dear Fred Clark: Thanks But I Think John Fea and I Are in Good Shape

Fellow Patheos blogger Fred Clark (Slacktivist) is worried for Messiah College prof John Fea and me. He says: But I’m worried for both of them. Specifically, I’m worried because this is an election year and that means that the ever-shifting goalposts of the white evangelical tribal gatekeepers may well shift between now and November. Depending on the outcome of the upcoming Republican presidential primary races, the bounds of theological acceptability could shift in such a way that both of thes … [Read more...]

Top Ten Posts in 2015

The ten top posts during 2015 are as follows with the most popular first:1. Open Letter to Gateway Church Pastor Robert Morris from a Former Member of Mars Hill Church - This was posted on November 2, 2014 but remained popular throughout 2015. Driscoll recently joined Jimmy Evans as a director to form The Trinity Church in Phoenix.2. Former Chief Financial Officer at Turning Point Claims David Jeremiah Used Questionable Methods to Secure a Spot on Best Seller Lists - This story about … [Read more...]

Patheos Links of Interest: Kirk Franklin, Anxious Bench, Godless in Dixie, Stacy Dash, Kyle Roberts

Reading an Anxious Bench post by Thomas Kidd, it occurred to me that Patheos is a very diverse site. With that in mind, I decided to go exploring. Here I am going to post some links I found interesting. I am not recommending everything said by these authors but am posting them because I think they might be of interest to readers.Should Evangelicals Embrace the “Benedict Option”? Well, should they/we?We Love Close Calls… Until They Happen to Us - Nice devotional post on waiting through har … [Read more...]

Christianity Today on Whistleblowing Blogs

This month marks 10 years of blogging. Nice to start the month with some favorable press over at Christianity Today.Michelle Van Loon and Marlena Graves link to this blog in their story on whistleblower and watchdog blogs. In addition to this blog, they link to Wartburg Watch, Spiritual Sounding Board, Recovering Grace, and the blog of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment).*Van Loon speaks from personal experience of dealing with a cover up in a church. She sees … [Read more...]

My Blog Turns Ten This Month

On June 30, this blog will turn 10.  We should have a party.There may be a few readers who are still with me and I hope to hear from them. Unfortunately in the move to Patheos, many of the old comments did not make the migration.Initially, the main topic of interest was a defense of reorientation therapy, but it wasn't long before I shifted to a vocal critic. Over the years, I have covered a variety of topics from voter fraud in Ohio to debunking bad history to more recently Mars Hill C … [Read more...]

Like the Blog on Facebook

I now have a page for the blog on Facebook so mosey on over and like it.Liking a page triggers an alert when new posts appear.Click the image to go to the page. … [Read more...]

Happy 5th Anniversary Patheos and 5 Blog Highlights

Patheos is celebrating five years in business and to help out with the fun, I've been asked to post some highlights of my brief time here along with a video.  Since I have only been on board since October 31, 2013, I have come late to the party but have picked out five posts and an honorable mention category to honorably mention.I thought I would celebrate by remembering my first post, the most viewed post, the most "I can't believe I'm reporting this" post, a post I hated to write, and the … [Read more...]

Blog News: I’m Moving To Patheos

Not all of the details are final but I should be fully moved to Patheos by sometime next week. The new address is here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/Some details remain. All of the comments are not yet showing up there; this will be accomplished soon.  Some of the ancient embedded videos may not show up since they have been removed from their sources.The comment system there is the Disqus system so to continue commenting you will need a free account with that service. You … [Read more...]


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