Robert Morris: God Needs Us to Pray So He Can Heal the Land

As noted earlier today, Gateway Church hosted The Gathering yesterday. Robert Morris is the founder and senior pastor of Gateway and kicked off the afternoon session with pastors. It appears that the attendance was modest, between 140-200 pastors. Watch:Transcript: Let me welcome you and let you know where we're going today, and a couple of things like that, and how this all got started. I'm gonna share just for a moment, have an opening prayer, and then we'll have one more … [Read more...]

Tony Evans: We Can Literally Change God’s Mind about Taking America off the Scene

Tony Evans is the founder and pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas TX and the chairman of the executive council of The Gathering, a solemn assembly of pastors and Christians which took place yesterday. In his introduction to the day, Evans raised three possibilities regarding America. One is that Christ will return and set up His Kingdom. The second one is that America will be judged and taken off "the scene," and a third is that American Christians pray and repent and change God's … [Read more...]

Eric Metaxas Likes Christian Colleges, Blocks Christian College Profs

Today, Eric Metaxas published an article at CNSNews talking up Christian colleges. The major talking point is that Christian colleges are well rounded while secular schools are one-dimensional. Actually, in the article, he reported the views of NY Times columnist David Brooks. Speaking of Ivy League students, Brooks says: “They’ve been raised in a culture,” Brooks says, “that encourages them to pay attention to the résumé virtues of how to have a great career but leaves by the wayside … time to … [Read more...]

The Reduced Version of Gateway Church’s Solemn Assembly Will Solemnly Assemble Tomorrow

Remember the huge solemn assembly of 75,000 pastors Gateway Church pastor Robert Morris promised his congregation? Here is what he said last year about it.You know, I was just standing here thinking, I am really, really glad, to be in church.  I’m just, I just, really enjoyed worship.  And I hope you feel the same way.  Um, I will, just to let all of you know, so you can be in prayer and also so I like for you to know things like this because it’s, we feel like at Gateway Church, obviously … [Read more...]

The Mistake Made by People Who Thought David Barton Did Not Have a PhD

Apparently, the big mistake was listening to David Barton.In 2011, 2012 and 2015 (at least), David Barton is recorded saying he had no PhD. Watch:Then in 2015, he told the same story (start watching at 17:47):Call me crazy but I am sure he said he didn't have a PhD.It has only been this year that I can find any video references to having a PhD.The above reference is vague but he seems to say in August that he does have a PhD in Education.Then last week … [Read more...]

Sometimes David Barton’s Website is a Good Answer to David Barton

Yesterday, GOP activist David Barton delivered a speech to the Dallas Eagle Forum.  In it, he said that Christian have a responsibility to vote for Donald Trump (see the Right Wing Watch segment).  Barton is now downplaying Trump's failings by saying the character of the leaders is not important, the person's policies are what is important. Watch this video on that point. He says, "Righteousness is the public policies you have" as opposed to the leaders who may or may not be righteous.This is … [Read more...]

What Happens When You Claim an Earned PhD but Don’t Have One?

The same fellow who hosted at least one U.S. Senator and two U.S. Representatives at his pastors' briefing Monday and Tuesday has gone silent about his "earned PhD." David Barton, viewed by many on the Christian right as a competent historian, came out on September 7 with a video scolding progressives for questioning the claim that Barton has an earned PhD. On the video, he didn't identify the school where he received the doctor's degree. From the video, it appears to be Life Christian … [Read more...]

Fact Free Fun Fact Courtesy of Eric Metaxas: A Vote for Johnson is a Vote for Clinton

Dietrich Bonhoeffer biographer and Trump supporter Eric Metaxas goes fact free today. To wit:FUN FACT: Conservatives voting for Gary Johnson are actually voting for Hillary Clinton.— Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) September 15, 2016In fact, a vote for Johnson is a vote for Johnson. Furthermore, according to Nate Silver at, Trump benefits when Johnson is thrown into polling preferences.Overall, including third-party candidates takes about 1 percentage point … [Read more...]