Rolling Stone Examines Evangelical Reactions to Donald Trump

Writing for Rolling Stone, Sarah Posner examines a variety of evangelical reactions to Donald Trump's status as presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Yours truly is quoted along with several other conservatives grappling with what it means to live in a Trumpian universe.Some highlights:Trump might get 50% of the evangelical vote says Tobin Grant. That prediction compares unfavorably to Mitt Romney's 79% of the evangelical vote in 2012. Denny Burk, professor at Boyce College told … [Read more...]

For Mothers Day, Gateway Church Pastor Robert Morris Speaks Conception

He did this last year too. One of Mark Driscoll's friends and benefactors, Robert Morris believes he can speak conception to infertile couples. Listen to part of the sermon actually delivered yesterday:This is a transcript of the first view minutes. Near the end of the prayer, Morris "speaks conception" to infertile couples (at about 4:00 in this clip). I do wanna pray over a specific group of ladies.  I do this nearly every Mother’s Day.   Um, and that is, if you want to have a child.  … [Read more...]

Liberty University Says There Were Other Reasons Board Members Were Upset With Mark DeMoss

In response to statements made yesterday by Mark DeMoss, this morning Liberty University sent along another statement about Mark DeMoss' resignation from the Liberty University board of trustees.Individual board members have varied reasons for their displeasure regarding Mark DeMoss’ comments to the Washington Post, most of which are not related to his disagreement with Jerry Falwell’s personal endorsement of Donald Trump or a belief that Mark DeMoss’ motivations were entirely polit … [Read more...]

Mark DeMoss: Criticism of Jerry Falwell Jr’s Trump Endorsement Led To Board Executive Committee Ouster

On March 1st Mark DeMoss -- Jerry Falwell, Sr.'s chief of staff from 1984-1991 and head of the largest PR firm in America working exclusively with Christian organizations -- told the Washington Post’s Philip Rucker that Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. made a mistake by endorsing Donald Trump for president. Then in late April, according to DeMoss, the executive committee of the Liberty University Board of Trustees voted to ask DeMoss to resign from the Board's executive committee. F … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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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