Mark DeMoss: Criticism of Jerry Falwell Jr’s Trump Endorsement Led To Board Executive Committee Ouster

On March 1st Mark DeMoss -- Jerry Falwell, Sr.'s chief of staff from 1984-1991 and head of the largest PR firm in America working exclusively with Christian organizations -- told the Washington Post’s Philip Rucker that Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. made a mistake by endorsing Donald Trump for president. Then in late April, according to DeMoss, the executive committee of the Liberty University Board of Trustees voted to ask DeMoss to resign from the Board's executive committee. F … [Read more...]

Russell Moore: Is America a Christian Nation?

If you mean a new Israel or a covenant nation, Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore -- writing for The Gospel Coalition -- says no.The Founders were influenced by Christians but there is no religious test in the Constitution. Moore says the Bible doesn't assign America a providential place in history. Moore makes it clear that Ted Cruz's stump verse of II Chronicle 7:14 was a promise to Israel and not to America as a political entity.While Moore didn't call out specific people, … [Read more...]

K-LOVE’s Pledge Drive: Money Behind the Music

The Christian radio empire K-LOVE (complete list of stations) is in the middle of their Spring Pledge Drive. To be blunt, the constant solicitations are annoying.After hearing a claim recently that K-LOVE's CEO Mike Novak's salary is over half a million dollars, I decided to do some exploration of K-LOVE's finances. K-LOVE is one of two radio enterprises run by Educational Media Foundation (Air One is the other). Because EMF is a non-profit, their finances are available via their 990 form. … [Read more...]

Q & A With Jackie Quinn, Director of Communications at Mercy Multiplied

Last Sunday, Jennifer Miller's article posted on Slate.com about Nashville-based ministry Mercy Multiplied raised concerns about religiously based residential treatment for women. Miller interviewed several former residents who told troubling stories about their time in one Mercy's four residential facilities. Specifically, the former residents said they were discouraged from taking medication for mental illness, and said the program encouraged the removal of demons as a means of ridding re … [Read more...]

Pay to Pray? Seven Mountains Dominionism on Marketplace Intercession

I just came across this 2010 blog post on Os Hillman's Marketplace Leaders website. Hillman defends the idea that people should be paid to pray for businesses in the same way consultants are paid. Imagine if all corporations had a director of corporate intercession as a paid position. I am pleased to tell you that in at least one case, this is already happening. Darlene Maisano is a full-time intercessor for the marketplace and a paid intercessor for several businesses. She is paid as a co … [Read more...]

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...]


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