Pay to Pray? Seven Mountains Dominionism on Marketplace Intercession

I just came across this 2010 blog post on Os Hillman's Marketplace Leaders website. Hillman defends the idea that people should be paid to pray for businesses in the same way consultants are paid. Imagine if all corporations had a director of corporate intercession as a paid position. I am pleased to tell you that in at least one case, this is already happening. Darlene Maisano is a full-time intercessor for the marketplace and a paid intercessor for several businesses. She is paid as a co … [Read more...]

Mercy Multiplied Is Subject of Slate Exposé

Mercy Multiplied (formerly known as Mercy Ministries) consists of several in-patient facilities which claim to assist young women recover from abuse, eating disorders, and various other mental and emotional conditions. On Sunday, online magazine Slate revealed unflattering and disturbing results of an investigation of the ministry through the eyes of several former patients.If the reports are true, then Mercy Multiplied should be shut down.These stories reminded me of the 1990s … [Read more...]

PA Primary News: Donald Trump’s PA Delegates Disclosed #NeverTrump

In Pennsylvania tomorrow, GOP voters will be confronted with a choice of John Kasich, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Ben Carson. They also will be asked to vote for delegates to the GOP convention in Cleveland.  The ballot doesn't spell out which candidate each delegate has committed to vote for at the convention. Some will remain uncommitted and others might be persuaded to switch, making PA delegates very popular between now and the GOP convention.Political website … [Read more...]

Gospel for Asia Denies RICO Allegations, Moves to Dismiss Suit, and Asks Court to Compel Arbitration

In court filings Monday, Gospel for Asia denied all allegations of wrong doing, asked the court to compel the plaintiffs Matthew and Jennifer Dickson to enter into arbitration to settle their dispute and/or to dismiss the suit.In February, Matthew and Jennifer Dickson brought sued GFA alleging fraud and mismanagement on behalf of themselves and the class of GFA donors. On Monday, GFA's lawyers responded with denials, a motion to dismiss the suit and a demand that the Dicksons enter … [Read more...]

Yesterday John Wilsey Was On Line of Fire Talking About David Barton and American Exceptionalism

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary historian and professor John Wilsey was on Michael Brown's radio show Line of Fire yesterday talking about American Exceptionalism and David Barton.You can listen to it here. He was on from 25:00 to 49:00.Specifically he mentioned my book with Michael Coulter, Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President as a factual response to Barton's The Jefferson Lies.Wilsey pointed out how Barton is often correct on certain … [Read more...]

David Barton Says Adolescence Is Unbiblical Like…

Ted Cruz Super PAC president and history advisor David Barton has a problem with adolescence since the concept isn't in the Bible. Watch:Let's take our middle school kids and put them in the military (but no gluten free meals!). Feel safer?Let's see, what else isn't real?Airplanes. Space travel. Lanyards. America.Hard Cider. Cars. Computers. Cell phones. Celiac Disease. Antibiotics.Neuroscience. Glasses. Little League. Wednesday night church. … [Read more...]

Politifact’s Rating of GOP Candidates – John Kasich Is Most Accurate

Everybody makes mistakes. I certainly don't expect presidential candidates to be flawless in their public statements. They speak constantly and answer questions on a broad spectrum of topics. They will misspeak.On the other hand, a consistent record of incorrect claims implies either lack of care for truth or an unacceptable ignorance when it comes to important issues. Motives are hard to discern but fact checking can get us closer to the truth.The folks at Politifact compiled a report … [Read more...]

Thomas Kidd: Ted Cruz’s Traveling Companions Make Him a Non-Option

Today Baylor University historian Thomas Kidd opines on the plight of Republicans as the November election approaches. After reviewing the options on the GOP side (Trump, Cruz, Kasich), Kidd comes down about where I do: Kasich is (for him reluctantly, for me enthusiastically) the best choice. However, he echoes the worry of many Kasich supporters that a contested convention might not go to the Ohio governor.Faced with a Cruz-Clinton match up, Kidd also shares my conviction on Cruz. Sorry, … [Read more...]


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