Blood Moon Movie to Rise Again

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So Monday night, John Hagee's Blood Moon movie aired around the country. According to promoters, it was so popular that they are bringing it back in April.Unless, of course, the world ends before that.A breathless press release gives the details:Read the rest here.There is at least one sentence in the press release that I bet the writer would like to take back.  It is rare that science, history and scripture align with each other, yet the last three series of Four Blood … [Read more...]

Lifeway Pulls All Heaven Tourism Books

To Baptist Press, Lifeway yesterday announced that all heaven tourism books will no longer be sold in their stores.  LifeWay Christian Resources has stopped selling all "experiential testimonies about heaven" following consideration of a 2014 Southern Baptist Convention resolution on "the sufficiency of Scripture regarding the afterlife." This snowball started rolling when Lifeway pulled the book The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven. When the subject of the book, Alex Malarkey, publicly retracted … [Read more...]

UK Evangelical Blog Calls for Forgiveness for Mark Driscoll

Sunday, Threads, a young looking UK evangelical blog, posted a call from Alex Willmott for people everywhere to forgive Mark Driscoll.Mr. Willmott wants forgiveness for something he did so he naturally thought of Mark Driscoll. Or something like that.It is pretty funny actually. To wit: Time to make some enemies now. Mark Driscoll. He brought the Bible to life for millions of people. He said some really important things. He then said some really stupid things. He caused a lot of hurt. … [Read more...]

Craig Gross and Justin Dean Speak about The Mars Hill/Resurgence Mailing List Story

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UPDATE: Just a bit ago, Craig Gross updated his post with the following information: I asked the lawyer that was in charge selling the assets for 100k earlier in 2014 and he said that no one has purchased the rights to sell these assets yet That lawyer is Steven Goodspeed and Gross is referring to this information about the sale of The Resurgence website and related email lists. If these assets have not been purchased, then how did Church Leaders List get the email list?UPDATE 2: Wenatchee … [Read more...]

Historian Thomas Kidd on Deism During the Founding Era

This brief primer by Thomas Kidd in how deism was understood during the founding era is well worth reading.Kidd cuts through the fog often generated by Christian nationalists (e.g., David Barton) and the new atheists regarding the religious beliefs of the founders. A brief sample: So what was deism? In spite of all its diversity, deism was a strain of rationalist religion – many of its advocates, like Jefferson, would have called themselves Christians – which focused on the ethical, rat … [Read more...]

Anti-Porn Ministry Buys Mailing List; Turns Out It Includes Mars Hill Church’s The Resurgence Emails

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UPDATE: It appears that the website used to purchase the list is now down and went down after Craig Gross pointed out where he got the list. I have a screen cap of it and it still exists on Google's cache. The website does not identify the mailing list as being The Resurgence's list. It seems Craig Gross didn't know what he was getting into when he purchased the list at the recommendation of Justin Dean. I am wondering how Church Leaders List (which is now gone from Twitter -- see the cache -- … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz Launches Presidential Bid; Can You Say Secretary of Education David Barton?

Early Monday morning Ted Cruz announced his bid for the GOP presidential nomination.This has delighted tea party and religious right conservatives; Richard Viguerie thinks Cruz can unite the party and compares him to Reagan. Cruz made his formal announcement at Liberty University.Another lower profile conservative who hoped a year ago that Cruz would run is New Zealander Trevor Loudon. Speaking at the Western Conservative Conference in Denver CO, Loudon called on Cruz to run and offered … [Read more...]

ECFA Agrees to Hear from Former Members of Faith Christian Church

Last week, former members of Faith Christian Church asked the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability to include them in the ECFA's investigation of the church.  Faith Christian Church was accused of coercive leadership and financial tactics by former members in an article in the Arizona Daily Star in a series of articles beginning on March 12. Since then, the ECFA initially defended the church but then told the Arizona paper that an ECFA executive was in Tucson to investigate. As of l … [Read more...]


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