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...]

Tyndale House Talks to the Guardian (UK) About The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven; Emails Indicate Tyndale House Knew Details About Exploitation

I will have some observations and other questions about this article in the UK Guardian today about The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven.As I read this and examine the research I have, it seems to me that Tyndale House still hasn't confronted the seriousness of this situation. Their credibility was seriously compromised by their dealings with Mark Driscoll over plagiarism. This situation should prompt some serious public disclosures and changes.UPDATE: I have obtained a series of emails … [Read more...]

Another Organization Winding Down at the End of 2014: Invisible Children

Read this.And this.Watch this live. … [Read more...]

Dave Bruskas and Mark Driscoll to Mars Hill Church Elders in May 2012: We Really Need Your Help


The following post by Dave Bruskas and Mark Driscoll was made to Mars Hill Church's internal website The City and also sent via email to staff and elders on May 25, 2012. This memo contrasts with the reality of compensation for the executive elders, apparently unknown to the lead pastors and members at the time.This memo should be read along with the memo Sutton Turner sent to Mark Driscoll and Dave Bruskas in March of 2012 where Turner said the church was in serious financial trouble due to … [Read more...]