Southern Baptist Ethics Commission Stands Behind Russell Moore

I just saw this tweeted a bit ago. There is commentary from the Executive Committee of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and from Dr. Russell Moore.The summary from the Executive Committee is as follows: In many respects, it was the trustee system that allowed for the Conservative Resurgence in our denomination. As committed Southern Baptists with a great appreciation for our Convention, we take our fiduciary responsibility as trustees of the ERLC as a sober and serious … [Read more...]

This Just In: CPAC Rescinds Speaking Invitation to Milo Yiannopoulos, Publisher Pulls Book (UPDATED)

You knew this was coming:"@ACUConservative has decided to rescind the invitation of Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at #CPAC2017." pic.twitter.com/sVWGnPCW7C— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) February 20, 2017After vocal reactions from a wide range of conservatives, CPAC rescinds the invitation.For background on this matter, see posts from yesterday (here and here).One wonders what took so long and what tipped the scale toward disinviting Yiannopoulos. Last night at 8:17pm, … [Read more...]

Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren to Speak at the National Prayer Breakfast

So he says. He may be the keynote speaker but then again that isn't supposed to be disclosed until the day of the breakfast which is tomorrow. There are many opportunities to speak at the many meetings going on this week in Washington, D.C.The National Prayer Breakfast is hosted by Congress and conducted by the Fellowship Foundation. I attended as a guest of the Fellowship in 2010 when the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill was under consideration.President Trump will most likely speak as … [Read more...]

Robert Morris: Donald Trump is the Right Guy Who Won Because the Church Came Together

Yesterday, I noted that Dallas area mega-church Gateway Church co-sponsored an inaugural ball in Washington, D.C. At the same time, Gateway Church can afford to sponsor the pricey affair, the church charges youth group kids for pizza at the weekly youth gatherings. A source at Gateway has informed me that the cost is a part of measures designed to address a drop in income at the church.One of the benefits of sponsorship was the opportunity to address the crowd at the event. Below is Robert … [Read more...]

HarperCollins: Monica Crowley’s Book Will No Longer Be Offered for Purchase

HarperCollins just told CNN's Andrew Kazcynski that they are pulling Monica Crowley's 2012 book, What the Bleep Just Happened Here?After taking a little time to study the matter, the publisher decided to stop selling the book "until such time as the author has the opportunity to source and revise the material." (HC statement from the CNN article)In the past when confronted with plagiarism charges against Mark Driscoll, HarperCollins acknowledged the "citation errors" and then quietly … [Read more...]

Ecclesia College President Denies Wrongdoing in Kickback Scheme

Earlier today, I wrote about Micah Neal, an Arkansas state legislator who admitted taking kickbacks from two unnamed non-profits in Arkansas in exchange for donations from Arkansas' General Improvement Fund. Neal made a plea agreement and is awaiting his fate.According to the plea agreement, money was given to Neal in exchange for $200,000 in government grants. From the plea agreement: aa. A check dated January 5, 2015 and drawn on Entity B’s Centennial Bank account ending in 0681 in the a … [Read more...]

Top Ten Posts of 2016

Here I list the ten most visited posts of 2016. As you will see, this list doesn't correspond to the top stories of the year.The American College of Pediatricians versus the American Academy of Pediatrics: Who leads and who follows? - This 2011 post became popular again as a means of demonstrating that the ACP is a fringe group compared to the AAP. It shouldn't be a surprise that I wrote this post to debunk a David Barton claim.2. Open Letter to Gateway Pastor Robert Morris From a … [Read more...]

Rejoice! Messiah, Thy Name is Trump!

We all knew that Donald Trump thought highly of himself.Now on the day after Christmas, we learn that Trump is responsible for dispelling the gloom and bringing hope to the World.The world was gloomy before I won - there was no hope. Now the market is up nearly 10% and Christmas spending is over a trillion dollars!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2016Made me think of the old hymn: The Father's Sole Begotten SonRedeemer, come with power benign, Dwell in … [Read more...]