Mark Driscoll to Speak at James River Assembly of God in Ozark, MO Next Sunday

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Just confirmed it with the church; Mark Driscoll is set to speak at James River Church (Assembly of God) in Ozark, MO this coming Sunday, June 7. His topic was not disclosed.  The church is pastored by John and Debbie Lindell.You can read more about James River in this description by Ed Stetzer. Their Wednesday night service offers opportunities to get baptized in the Spirit.There are some additional wrinkles to this event which I am working to confirm. In particular, one report is that … [Read more...]

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Smurfing – Dividing Cash Transfers Over $10k to Avoid Detection – Violates U.S. Law

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On May 14, I wrote that several Gospel for Asia staff and students had reported to me that they were asked to carry envelopes of cash to India without declaring that cash to U.S. customs. I then reported audio of Gospel of Asia leaders telling staff and School of Discipleship students in a May 14 staff meeting that GFA leaders planned to discontinue the practice of having groups of students take large sums of cash to India in their pack backs or suitcases on group trips. In that staff meeting, a … [Read more...]

Matt Chandler Expresses Remorse and Asks Forgiveness in Sunday Sermon

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Today, amid the storm of controversy over the church's handling of Jordan Root and Karen Hinkley, Matt Chandler expressed remorse over the church elders' general approach to church discipline. I wrote about this matter in a prior post.Video of the sermon is on the church website and Vimeo below.  Chandler spent much of the message talking about handling conflict between believers. He said (at 24 minutes and following) the matter of church discipline is serious … [Read more...]

A Few Thoughts on The Village Church Controversy

UPDATE: Christianity Today is reporting this evening that Matt Chandler, pastor of The Village Church, plans to apologize to his church this weekend during Sunday services. He gave CT some comments which indicated that he believes the elders were "domineering" and "sinned against some people."Matthew Paul Turner has an email he says is an apology to the Village Church members from the elders. It appears that The Village Church elders have made a better move....................This … [Read more...]

Over the Top Reactions to Gays and the Duggars

I read two op-eds this morning which took the same approach to different groups.First, Jenny Kutner at Salon demonized the religious beliefs of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Second, Matt Barber beat up on gays in an op-ed attacking the Boy Scouts of America's president Robert Gates. Both authors, from opposing ideological perspectives, attempt to explain the factors behind child sexual abuse. Neither succeed.Kutner finds the Duggars beliefs unacceptable and links the patriarchal beliefs … [Read more...]

Tony Evans, White Privilege, and the Two World Policy

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Tony Evans raised eyebrows several weeks ago when he said the African-American family was "a lot stronger" during slavery than now. He later issued a statement saying "slavery was "ungodly, unrighteous, and unbiblical." However, he maintained that Black families today have "lost some of our unity" in contrast to Black unity during slavery.  While we disagree about the stronger slave family, I appreciated Evans' efforts to address his earlier remarks.Evans had other things to say in that D … [Read more...]

Take the Survey: Religion and Beliefs About Extraterrestrial Life

My middle school aged son is doing some research on the mutual influence of religion and beliefs about extraterrestrial life. You can help him out by taking the survey below (if you don't see the survey embedded, then click this link). Should take between 5-7 minutes depending on your responses.Appreciate any feedback in the comments section. Thanks in advance.Create your own user feedback surveyWe will report the results here after a week or so of collecting responses. Again, … [Read more...]

Was Tony Evans Right About the Stronger Slave Family?

On his Facebook page,* The King's College professor Anthony Bradley, keeps this issue alive by asserting that Tony Evans was right to say that African-American families were "a lot stronger" during slavery than now. Although he didn't break much new ground, Evans later clarified his remarks.Bradley referred to an excellent book by Herbert Guzman and said: Here's the deal. Tony Evans was largely correct. The black family was stronger during slavery *and* Reconstruction. It's simply not true … [Read more...]


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