David Barton’s War on Christian Colleges: Claims Disputed by Focus on the Family Researcher and His Own Book

Last weekend, David Barton continued his war on Christian colleges when he told an audience at Faith Baptist Church in Knightdale, NC that 50% of students at Christian universities deny their faith while in college.  Watch:At 1:03 into the clip above, Barton said: I mentioned before that between 60 and 80% of our kids deny their faith at university, you can at least send your kids to a Christian university, cause only 50% of them deny their faith at a Christian university. How does that … [Read more...]

Hillsong Spokesman Responds to Petition Asking for Mark Driscoll’s Removal from London Conference

With nearly 700 signers, Natalie Collins' petition asking Hillsong to remove Mark Driscoll from the schedule of Hillsong's London conference has taken off. However, Hillsong does not appear to be swayed by the action. In response to my request for comment about the petition, Hillsong spokesman Mark DeMoss replied: Hillsong is aware of the petition. The whole point of keeping Mark (and Grace) Driscoll on the conference program is so Brian Houston can interview them about events of the past … [Read more...]

Robert Morris Scrubs Reference to His Doctorate of Literature

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Earlier this month, I pointed out that Robert Morris referred to his honorary degree from his own university (The King's University) as a "doctorate of literature." This sounds like a real earned doctorate but in his case it is not. Morris has not completed any college degree and has acknowledged using ghostwriters to write his books.Since that post, Gateway Church's website has been scrubbed of references to the "doctorate of literature." For instance, here is the previous church bio, … [Read more...]

Lincoln Memorial University Features David Barton

I can't understand why any institution would want to do this to their students.Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN is going feature David Barton in their "Upholding the Constitution" series on April 24. Perhaps LMU is one of the Barton 12 (one of a dozen schools that Barton thinks are correct on the Constitution).In his speech, perhaps he can find those Bible verses he says are quoted verbatim in the Constitution. Probably the talk should be called "Rewriting the C … [Read more...]

How David Barton Speaks to 400 Groups per Year

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David Barton frequently claims that he speaks to over 400 groups per year. Once he said he spoke to over 600 different groups per year. Given the number of days in a year and his other activities, this seems like a fantastic claim. After reading a document from his defamation lawsuit, I now think I know how he gets to this number.In 2012, Barton sued two candidates for the Texas Board of Education for defamation, Judy Jennings, and Rebecca Bell-Metereau. The case was settled out of court in … [Read more...]

Petitioners Ask Hillsong to Reconsider Mark Driscoll Interview

Back in March, Brian Houston released a statement to me saying that Mark Driscoll would not speak at the Hillsong Conferences in London and Sydney but instead would be interviewed with his wife. While that move represents a diminished role at the conferences, the change is not good enough for UK resident Natalie Collins. She has started a petition asking Hillsong to remove Driscoll from the program.The petition begins:This is both disappointing and of great concern to many across the UK … [Read more...]

Update on the Lawsuit Against Mars Hill Church

Just a little while ago, an update appeared on the GoFundMe page designed to raise money for a lawsuit against Mars Hill Church. This campaign has ended. You can still help by clicking on the following link:http://www.gofundme.com/MarsHillLawsuitThanks to all who participated.Rob Smith The new page begins: It is time for Christians everywhere to stand up and say, "Enough!! We will no longer put up with pastors who reach for honor for themselves and who enrich themselves at the expense and ha … [Read more...]

There He Goes Again — Robert Morris Says Jesus is God’s Tithe

From late March.Listen at 13:20...This isn't new, but he keeps on saying it. … [Read more...]


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