Happy Easter – 2017

Joy to the World; He is Risen! … [Read more...]

I Will Be on Moody Radio’s Up for Debate Program at Noon to Discuss Repeal of the Johnson Amendment

At noon, I will be on the Moody Radio Network program Up for Debate with Julie Roy to discuss the repeal of the Johnson Amendment. Repeal would allow churches to endorse political candidates. I don't believe this is a good idea. Opposing me will be Erik Stanley of Alliance Defending Freedom. You can listen online here: https://www.moodyradio.org/upfordebateAs background, see my post opposing church endorsements of political candidates. … [Read more...]

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...]