Southern Baptists Say Enough to Perry Noble and NewSpring Church

I don't know the issues but I post this because it will probably be of interest to readers who follow megachurch news.Baptists' Message to NewSpring: You're not one of usNoble has admitted to using Resultsource (at least he admitted it) but he did not take profits from the book (different than Mars Hill and according to former Turning Point CFO George C. Hale, David Jeremiah).Perhaps a NewSpringInsida will show up to enlighten us. Or maybe a NewSpring mattc will provide the church … [Read more...]

Why Did David Jeremiah’s Turning Point Give Up Membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability?

When I first heard former Turning Point CFO George Hale’s account of David Jeremiah’s methods of gaining spots on best-seller lists, I checked the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability membership directory to see if David Jeremiah's ministry, Turning Point, was a member organization. It is not.I checked because, in 2014, ECFA president Dan Busby took a public stance against the best-seller list manipulation scheme paid for by Mars Hill Church. At the time, he first told Ruth Gra … [Read more...]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington on August 28, 1963 (turn up the volume).Sadly, civil rights revisionists such as the Institute on the Constitution assert that civil rights laws should not have been passed. Thank God they were passed and as Dr. King said, "we cannot turn back." … [Read more...]

In Light of Problems with The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, Lifeway Christian Stores Pledge to Evaluate Products

In the wake of Alex Malarkey's retraction and The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven fiasco, it seems natural to wonder about the other "heavenly tourism" books (e.g., Heaven is for Real, 90 Minutes in Heaven). According to the tweet embedded below from Janet Mefferd, it appears that Lifeway Christian Stores might move toward an examination of such titles in the future. LifeWay has just provided me with this statement re: Alex Malarkey book & has given me permission to share it here: … [Read more...]

Has Tyndale House Recalled the Boy Who Came Back From Heaven?

I know the publisher has said the book was pulled from print. However, at least some retailers continue to sell the book. I called several local Barnes and Noble and Books-a-Million stores to find out if Tyndale House had recalled the books. None of the four locations I called had heard of the controversy and they all had copies in stock.Tyndale House has disabled the book's product page.Tyndale has not responded to questions about whether they intend to recall the product or simply not … [Read more...]

Beth Malarkey Issues Statement About Boy Who Came Back from Heaven

Just a bit ago, Alex Malarkey's mother issued a statement. One important fact she cleared up is that the Malarkeys are not divorced.A STATEMENT FROM BETH MALARKEYFor at least three years, my son Alex Malarkey has been speaking the truth and pleading to be heard regarding The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven. I’m thankful to the Pulpit and Pen blog for posting Alex’s open letter last week and finally helping his voice to be heard. The sudden interest of the media has meant that many rep … [Read more...]

Robert Morris Enlisted Help of a Ghostwriter for His Book on Tithing

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Robert Morris, the man who Jack Hayford jokingly said was the "4th member of the trinity," acknowledged last Sunday morning that he used a ghostwriter to help him write his book on tithing. Watch:Hayford also said God asked Morris if it would be all right for Hayford to move The King's University to Gateway Church.The book is The Blessed Life: The Simple Secret of Achieving Guaranteed Financial Results. According to the book description, this book is life changing. This book will … [Read more...]

Big Questions for Tyndale House After Pulling Boy Who Came Back From Heaven (UPDATED)

UPDATE 2 (1/17/15) - Last night Tyndale released a statement indicating that the company has stopped printing The Boy book because of information they received this week.Earlier this week Tyndale learned that Alex Malarkey, co-author of ‘The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven,’ was retracting the story he had told his father and that he recounted in the book they co-authored for publication in 2010. It is because of this new information that we are taking the book out of print. For the past cou … [Read more...]


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