Amarillo Paper Reports on Mark Driscoll’s New Church

With Jimmy Evans as the hook, the Amarillo Globe-News today published a story about Mark Driscoll's new church.Evans is a pastor at The Trinity Fellowship in the Amarillo area.Along with Perry Noble and Robert Morris, we can add Jimmy Evans to the list of pastors who have taken a one-sided view of the situation in Seattle. Where is the effort to reach out to the former members and elders of Mars Hill?One can read the report of elder charges here. This matter was never resolved. A … [Read more...]

Did Ted Cruz Steal From God And If So, Why Is He Blessed? Rafael Cruz Teaches on Tithing

The more I look into this revelation that Ted Cruz declared less than one percent of his income to charitable causes from 2006-2010, the more interesting it gets.By any measure, Cruz has been blessed. His political career has been on the fast track. In 2012, he upset a conservative Republican for the GOP Senate nomination and then won an easy victory over the Democratic candidate in the 2012 Senate election. He currently is one of the leading candidates for the GOP presidential nomination. … [Read more...]

New Iowa Attack Ad Highlights Ted Cruz’s Meager Charitable Giving

Ted Cruz's evangelical strategy may not be working as well as he hoped.New polls show a dramatic drop in evangelical support among evangelicals for Cruz and he is facing renewed criticism over his meager charitable giving in this new attack ad:Mormon Glenn Beck and activist David Barton may feel Cruz is the one but increasingly evangelicals may be moving toward The Donald.  … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz “Really is the Guy” Glenn Beck and David Barton Have Been Praying For

Some readers will focus on David Barton praying over LDS member Glenn Beck.Some readers will focus on Beck and Barton's certainty that Ted Cruz is really the anointed candidate.Some readers will wonder why Ted Cruz, if he really is the guy, only gave 1% of his income in charitable deductions from 2006-2010.Some readers will question David Barton's role in the Cruz campaign while he is the leader of one of Ted Cruz's Super PAC.Some readers will question if the Holy Spirit's job in … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Donald Trump’s Speech at Liberty University on January 18

Jerry Jr. likes The Donald and thinks Trump is like Jerry Falwell. Falwell said Liberty wasn't endorsing a candidate but the introduction certainly sounded like an endorsement.Rev. Falwell, I think America is still great. We don't need Donald Trump to make it great again. It is great now.John Fea on Donald Trump's Two Corinthians.Trump says he is going to protect Christianity. How about protecting all religions? Instead, he wants our country to get together around Christianity. … [Read more...]

Happy Religious Freedom Day 2016; Happy Freedom to the Five Americans Released by Iran Today

Today, we remember Thomas Jefferson's work in writing Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom (full text here) which was adopted by the Virginia legislature on January 16, 1786. From Obama's presidential proclamation: When the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was adopted on January 16, 1786, it formed a blueprint for what would become the basis for the protection of religious liberty enshrined in our Constitution.  Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the statute proclaims that "all men shall be … [Read more...]

Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis Justify Their Planes and Impersonate Ministers

If this wasn't real, it would make for a great parody of prosperity preachers.Apparently this was first brought to wide attention by Pulpit and Pen blog.Laugh lines: Copeland - "And the guy sitting over there saying, 'What the hell's he think he's doing?"  "This dope filled world. You get in a long tube with a bunch of demons."  … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz and Christian Astroturf

From tedcruz.org, campaign website

World's J.C. Derrick has an interesting article out today on the reaction of some evangelicals to the growing media narrative that Ted Cruz has the evangelical vote locked up. Not so, says Sam Rodriguez, Rick Warren and Jim Daly.What really caught my eye was Derrick's citation of a National Review article which detailed how a group of evangelical leaders met behind closed doors and voted until over 75% voted for the same GOP candidate. Ted Cruz eventually won out over Marco Rubio. The group, … [Read more...]


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