Yesterday John Wilsey Was On Line of Fire Talking About David Barton and American Exceptionalism

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary historian and professor John Wilsey was on Michael Brown's radio show Line of Fire yesterday talking about American Exceptionalism and David Barton.You can listen to it here. He was on from 25:00 to 49:00.Specifically he mentioned my book with Michael Coulter, Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President as a factual response to Barton's The Jefferson Lies.Wilsey pointed out how Barton is often correct on certain … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s The Trinity Church Will Host First Meeting on Easter Sunday

When Mark Driscoll ran Mars Hill Church, Easter Sunday was a big deal on the church calendar. It is no surprise then that the first gathering of The Trinity Church will be on Easter Sunday in their new/old location.Here is the announcement just sent a little while ago.Our New Church Family Has an Old Church Home! A church building with a rich past will serve as the new home of our future church. Pastor Mark Driscoll is excited to announce that The Trinity Church will host its first … [Read more...]

More Indian NGOs Get Gospel for Asia Donations and Other GFA Developments

There have been a few new developments in the Gospel for Asia story:2014 AuditAccording to good sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because they may face retribution, the 2014 GFA audit is complete. However, GFA is not releasing it to anyone at this time on the advice of counsel. This seems like a flimsy reason. GFA representatives regularly claim they want to regain membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and a clean audit available for review is one … [Read more...]

Donald Trump: Unintended Consequence of Fear Mongering

Like a extra piece of chocolate cake, politics is a tempting distraction for me. I vote and I have worked as a local volunteer in a few campaigns over the years but I mainly watch. Like many, I have lots of opinions and I think I am right. I also indulge in a fair amount of Monday morning quarterbacking but know full well that I am frequently wrong.I felt that way reading this New York Times article on the GOP's desperate attempt to stop Donald Trump. The article read a little like the … [Read more...]

Can’t Get Enough Hillsong? Get Ready for the Hillsong Channel

Go watch the video pitching the enterprise. You can even donate.If you watch, you will see some familiar faces.To help market all things Hillsong, the megachurch signed a deal with the William Morris Agency. According to Billboard, the deal is the first with a major Hollywood agency and a church. … [Read more...]

Marrakesh Declaration: Muslim Countries Should Ensure Rights for Religious Minorities

This could be a very important development.See this Christianity Today article for the full story on the Marrakesh Declaration (Declaration website). Muslim leaders affirm the rights of religious minorities in Muslim majority nations. Pakistan, we are looking at you. Time to release Asia Bibi. In the Name of God, the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate Executive Summary of the Marrakesh Declaration on the Rights of Religious Minorities in Predominantly Muslim Majority … [Read more...]

UK Charity Commission Now Evaluating Claim that £8.2 Million May Be Missing From Gospel for Asia UK

Just a day after the UK Charity Commission announced that it is considering a probe of Gospel for Asia, another claim has been added to the list.According to former auditor Jason Watkins, over £8 million does not show up in India in public reports there.This is similar to my findings regarding GFA in the US. GFA claims to send an amount to India, but the Indian field partners have disclosed much less than the U.S. claim.Recently, GFA in the U.S. received the strongest sanctions … [Read more...]

Thomas Nelson Contract: Mark Driscoll’s Real Marriage Advance Was $400,000

Wenatchee the Hatchet has a copy of the 2011 agreement between Mark and Grace Driscoll's LLC (On Mission, LLC) and Thomas Nelson to publish Real Marriage. Dusting off my Mars Hill sources, I conclude it is legit. In it, we learn:-The Driscolls received an advance of $400,000.-The book had a working title of "A New Marriage with the Same Spouse."-The contract calls for the Driscolls to pay for corrections. I wonder if they did since corrections due to citation errors had to be … [Read more...]