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...]

Hunter Frederick Issues Final Statement on Behalf of Tullian Tchividjian

This was just released by Hunter Frederick of Frederick Associates, a firm hired by Tullian Tchividjian to handle public relations.According to Frederick, this will be the last time Tullian Tchividjian will speak on this matter.Addressing another media report, Frederick said Coral Ridge leaders did not ask him to keep his improper relationships secret from his wife.  … [Read more...]

Tullian Tchividjian’s Liberate Network Dissolves and Cancels 2017 Conference

I just received this from a Liberate Network board member: The remaining board members of the recently launched Liberate Network have decided to cancel the 2017 Liberate Conference and dissolve the organization. Those that had registered for the conference will be issued full refunds.We’d like to thank those that have stood alongside Liberate in championing the message of ‘God’s inexhaustible grace for an exhausted world.’ However it is in the best interest of that very message—which is bigg … [Read more...]


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