Is There a Comeback In the Works for Tullian Tchividjian?

For those who are missing Tullian Tchividjian, his comeback might be underway.In an April 1 church email, Tchividjian was listed as a speaker for a men's breakfast last Saturday at Spring Hills Community Church in Santa Rosa CA.  As of April 4, this announcement was posted on the church website. Then later in the week, Tchividjian's name was removed from the event description.After Tchividjian's name disappeared, I asked Hunter Frederick, Tchividjian's public relations c … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s The Trinity Church: Bouncy Houses, Matching Gifts, and a Late Summer Launch

After the first meeting of The Trinity Church, Mark Driscoll is moving full steam ahead toward the launch of the church in the late summer of this year.  According to Driscoll's most recent video update, The Trinity Church will launch in late summer with two services.Until then, Driscoll invited interested people to participate in the work parties at the church and give money. He disclosed that a donor made a matching grant of $50k. Driscoll also said that people are driving in from … [Read more...]

Tennessee Bill Allows Counselors To Refer Based on Sincerely Held Principles

A controversial bill which would allow counselors to refer clients based on the counselor's "sincerely held principles" was passed by the Tennessee Senate earlier this week. Already passed by the House, the bill now awaits action from Governor Bill Haslam. He has not declared his position on the final version of the bill.Originally, the bill referred to a counselor's "sincerely held religious beliefs" as being a reason why referral would be allowed. Earlier this week, the Senate voted to … [Read more...]

Darrin Patrick Has Been Relieved of Pastoral Duties at The Journey

Another megachurch pastor has fallen on hard times.According to the church website, Darrin Patrick pastor at The Journey in St. Louis has been relieved of duty. In recent weeks, allegations of pastoral misconduct regarding Pastor Darrin Patrick were made and confirmed. These actions, combined with a historical pattern of sin, led to the heartbreaking decision to remove Pastor Darrin from his role at The Journey and require him to step down from all internal and external leadership … [Read more...]

Is Ted Cruz a Dominionist or Not?

Rob Gagnon and Edith Humphrey writing at Christianity Today say no.Gagnon and Humphrey respond mainly to John Fea's writings on the subject.I think Cruz likes to hang out with seven mountains dominionists, including his father and David Barton.What would be nice is to hear from Cruz himself. I would like to know if he agrees with his father that he is a "king" who will help bring about a great transfer wealth from the pagans to the Christians, or at least the dominionist Christians. … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s The Trinity Church Holds Open House Amid Protest

Four protesters and at least one news crew greeted Mark Driscoll's debut in Phoenix on Sunday evening.According to one protester, the police arrived to tell the picketers that the sidewalk was public property. On person on the scene estimated that about 40 cars were in the parking lot about 15 minutes before the service, some with Washington plates. Another thought more like 70 cars were in the lot by the beginning of the service.Driscoll was interviewed by Jeff Van Sant at … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck Says God Divinely Anointed Ted Cruz to be President

Glenn Beck counters Baylor history professor Thomas Kidd for saying Cruz hasn't been divinely anointed. With the #wifewars2016 and National Enquirer and all, this has to be one of the strangest presidential races ever.John Kasich, anyone?  … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz’s Religious Liberty Guidelines Target Gays and Miss the Mark

Awhile back, Ted Cruz formed a committee to advise him on religious liberty issues. However, looking at their initial recommendations released yesterday, it appears the committee had a dual role -- religious liberty and discrimination against GLBT folk.  Here is the press release from the Cruz campaign:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alice Stewart, (202) 365-5654News Release Catherine Frazier, (512) 751-5984March 24, … [Read more...]


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