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...]

Some Smart People Think He’s Coming Soon But Don’t Set Dates: Gateway Church Teaches About the End Times

Lots of end times teaching these days. September seems to be an important month. Jimmie Evans is an apostolic elder at Gateway Church and he has had a lot to tell the flock there about the end time. Since Summer, he has had them all ready for the end but September is about over. In fact, a website he referred them too is now down, possibly because nothing's happening.Here's an excerpt of one of the videos followed by the transcript where he points people to a date at the same time he says he … [Read more...]

This Day in History: First Televised Major League Baseball Game

This item caught my eye...These days I enjoy watching the Pirates play and enjoyed playing baseball as a younger man. As a catcher, I idolized Johnny Bench (and the rest of the Big Red Machine). My baseball dream died in the second year of college when music and my wife seemed more interesting.   … [Read more...]

David Barton Again Says the Obama Administration Hasn’t Prosecuted Child Porn; Jared Who?

Again, David Barton can't get his current events right. Yesterday, it was false statements about pedophiles in the military. Today, it is again the false statement that the Obama administration hasn't prosecuted child pornography. As I have noted before, Barton is so far off with this claim that it is clear he just makes stuff up rather than actually looking things up.Right Wing Watch has the story.What makes this falsehood even more noteworthy is the high profile case of former Subway … [Read more...]

Spock on Implication

Someone left a comment on my post about Brian Houston's interview of Mark Driscoll. Most people seemed to think the interview wouldn't go forward. About 47 seconds into this clip, there is a debatable distinction discussed by the Spocks. WatchSpock: You lied.Spock: Awww, I implied. … [Read more...]

Missouri Baptist Convention Grateful to Help Host David Barton; Christian Historians Disagree

On Saturday, I pointed out that the Missouri Baptist Convention was co-sponsoring David Barton and George Barna to speak at the Turning America Conference to be held at the Second Baptist Church in Springfield, MO later this month.I asked Rob Phillips, communications director for the MBC, why the MBC was co-sponsoring Barton in light of the widespread criticism of Barton's historical claims by numerous Christian historians. The answer came from Dr. John Yeats, MBC executive director, who … [Read more...]