Top Ten Posts in 2013

Here are the ten most visited pages on the blog for 2013. Two posts were written prior to 2013 but continue to be quite popular. I designate them in the list below by the year of publication. 1. On The Allegations of Plagiarism Against Mark Driscoll 2. Janet Mefferd Removes Evidence Relating to Charges of Plagiarism Against Mark Driscoll; Apologizes to Audience 3. Ingrid Schlueter Resigns from Janet Mefferd Show Over Mark Driscoll Plagiarism Controversy 4.  John Piper Calls Out … [Read more...]

David Barton Says His Christian Critics Were Recruited By “Secular Guys”

Just when you think you've heard it all... In a video posted November 9, David Barton told an audience at Ohio Christian University that "secular guys" recruited the Christians professors who critiqued The Jefferson Lies. Watch: Barton claims his Christian critics were recruited by "secular guys." Of course, this is flatly false, at least in my case and anyone I know. No one recruited Michael Coulter and me to critique Barton's book. Furthermore, there are dozens of Christian … [Read more...]

Politico: David Barton’s Political Usefulness Trumps Scholarship For Evangelical Groups

Politico's Stephanie Simon has an eye-opening article out today regarding David Barton and his evangelical supporters. Although I don't agree that Barton's reputation has fully bounced back, the article correctly reveals the disappointing pragmatism that plagues some Christian organizations. I will have more on this article in a separate post. This section is especially disturbing: Focus on the Family, meanwhile, edited two videos on its website featuring a lengthy interview Barton gave to … [Read more...]

Happy Independence Day! Price Reduced on Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President

From today until Sunday, the price of the Getting Jefferson Right in paperback has been reduced to $9.95 (23% off). It will take awhile for the price to change on Amazon but you can get the lower price on the paperback from our CreateSpace site now. Happy Independence Day! … [Read more...]

David Barton Controversy in World Magazine’s Top 25 Stories for 2012

At #3 and #5 of the top 25, two of the articles on David Barton's book, The Jefferson Lies, brought World Magazine lots of traffic in 2012. The third most read article was The David Barton Controversy and the fifth was Lost Confidence which reported the removal of The Jefferson Lies from publication by Thomas Nelson publisher. Watch for more on this story in early January. … [Read more...]

Top Ten Posts in 2012

The ten 2012 posts with the most views are listed here.  These posts were all posted since the last top ten list in 2011. Some posts prior to 2012 received more views. However, here I am listing just those posts written from 12/28/11 to today. The post with the most views in 2012 was written in 2011: The Trail of Tears Remembered. In fact that post about Trail of Tears is by far the most popular post of all time on my blog. 1.  Alan Chambers: 99.9% have not experienced a change in their … [Read more...]

The Paul Edwards Show: Getting Jefferson Right and the David Barton Controversy

Paul Edwards podcast on Wednesday, November 14 was devoted to the David Barton controversy, Getting Jefferson Right and The Jefferson Lies. Check it out here. … [Read more...]

Price Reduced – Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President

   Until early next week, I am lowering the price of the Getting Jefferson Right in paperback to $9.95 (23% off) and the Kindle version to $3.99 (20% off). It will take awhile for the Kindle price to change on Amazon but you can get the lower price on the paperback from our CreateSpace site now.  Just click the link for CreateSpace. The book is a must for anyone on your gift list who knows about the David Barton controversy or who like Thomas Jefferson and/or American history. To … [Read more...]

Book Note: Henry Wiencek’s Master of the Mountain

While I am recovering, I have a lot of time to read. Currently, I am reading David Barton's Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White, The Founders' Bible, Jonathan Merritt's A Faith of Our Own and Henry Wiencek's new book Master of the Mountain about Jefferson as slave owner. Thus far, I am very impressed with Wiencek's book. He looks at numerous primary source documents to show the real Jefferson as slave owner. This book more than debunks David Barton's whitewash … [Read more...]

Michael Coulter and I will be on a Blaze webcast at 1pm

Here is the link: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/watch-todays-live-blazecast-one-hour-with-david-bartons-harshest-critics/ (The video is now embedded at this link.) Michael Coulter and I will be guests with Scott Baker and Billy Hallowell on The Blaze webcast today at 1pm. The Blaze is Glenn Beck's news website. We will be discussing our book Getting Jefferson Right and related matters. The link to the live broadcast (saved for later viewing also) will be available on front page of The … [Read more...]