Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Irresponsible Machismo


For so many reasons, I am glad I don't teach at Liberty University.I can't embed the clip so click through to watch Liberty University president Jerry Falwell, Jr. encourage students to carry guns on campus. He also seems to challenge "Muslims" (I assume he means radical Muslim terrorists) to come visit Liberty, and not for a college tour.I have no problem with self-defense but this seems like an irresponsible challenge to people who are capable of responding to it. As a college … [Read more...]

Former Mars Hill Church Downtown Now Known as “The Mark”


You can't make this stuff up.Note the banner on the old Mars Hill Downtown Seattle location of Mark Driscoll's old church. It is now known as "The Mark."   You can read about the project at Quick, someone check to see if "" is registered.Here is what it looked like back in the day.  Joel Connolly described the final service of Mars Hill Downtown in the old Methodist church. The … [Read more...]

A Very Starbucks Christmas


Starbucks continues to take Christmas criticism from various quarters but I don't think it is deserved. Donald Trump even wants to create a government register of every Red Cup, or something like that. I don't visit the place often but when I did over the weekend, I felt positively festive.I got a tall Vanilla Bean frap and so I got a clear cup instead of The Red One. But I did notice that Starbucks is selling a Christmas coffee blend and markets an Advent product. Check it out.Seems … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, and Mike Huckabee and the Alternative Reality Conference

Kevin Swanson appears to be a tortured soul. It is beyond ridiculous that Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and Mike Huckabee spoke at a conference organized by this fellow.During the conference Christian reconstructionist minister Phil Kayser distributed a publication calling for the death penalty for gays and others who violate Mosaic law. I brought Kayser's views forward four years ago when he endorsed Ron Paul. Paul initially was thrilled to get Kayser's endorsement until I pointed out Kayser's … [Read more...]

Interview with Mark Yarhouse on SAMHSA Report Calling for an End to Sexual Orientation Change Efforts for Minors

On October 15, I linked to a report published by SAMHSA which called for an end to sexual orientation change efforts for LGBT minors. At the time, I wrote:Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth was released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The report recommends the end of change therapies for minors via professional advocacy and legal strategies. Mark Yarhouse, co-author with me of the Sexual Identity Therapy framework and pr … [Read more...]

Still on Creflo Dollar’s Website: Jesus Died So You Can Financially Prosper


Yesterday, I saw via tweet from Janet Mefferd that Creflo (I want a Gulfstream) Dollar removed a Facebook posting and Tweet that claimed, and I'm paraphrasing, Jesus died so we could be financially rich.However, today this was tweeted to me by Garrett O'Hara:@JanetMefferd @wthrockmorton On his website as of when I tweeted this.— Garrett O'Hara (@Dallascernment) October 12, 2015And sure enough, Dollar actually claims on his website thatJesus … [Read more...]

What Termination from ECFA Means for Gospel for Asia


Word out of Wills Point, TX (GFA's HQ) is that GFA's leadership is hoping to find a friendly reporter to bring forth a puff piece which will minimize the importance of losing membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.That may be a hard sell.In the past, GFA has relied on ECFA membership as a means of proving their financial integrity. To illustrate, consider these prior statements:As members of the @ecfa you can trust us when we say 100% of what you give goes … [Read more...]

Warrant Issued for Teen Mania Founder Ron Luce

According to World magazine, a Colorado court has issued a warrant for the the arrest of Ron Luce, founder of Teen Mania.Read the article for the details but it appears that Teen Mania owes a lot of people a lot of money and doesn't have any.Teen Mania has many very high profile endorsers. See this page for the list. … [Read more...]