Things I Learned Today: The Mark Driscoll, Tullian Tchividjian, and Dustin Boles Edition

One, Tullian Tchividjian got remarried sometime over the weekend of 8/26. He has been in Texas and is working on a book.Two, Mark Driscoll is going to speak this month at a Phoenix meeting of the Christian Legal Society. I wonder if the subject of RICO will come up?Three, Dustin Boles is no longer at Acts 29 church Mosaic Church in MS (staff in March, staff now). He is working for something called Alvix Laboratories as of late August.Evangelicals have a put a lot of trust in those gu … [Read more...]

David Barton Promotes Seven Mountains Dominionism Through Schools of Government

In the recent sales pitch to representatives from Gateway Church, David Barton commented on the schools of Government he has helped establish at Charis Bible College and Ecclesia College. Watch:Transcript: In the last two-- in the last year we've had two Christian colleges come to us and say, 'Hey we want to do a School of Government. Will you guys do our School of Government?' And so, all right, I can do that, cuz I've been in politics a long time. I've recruited thousands of people … [Read more...]

Freeing Bonhoeffer: Goodreads Corrects Attribution of Quote Formerly Attributed to Bonhoeffer

On August 25, I posted research into the attribution of the following quote: Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. Commonly attributed to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, I traced the quote back to a now deceased researcher at the Liberty Museum in Philadelphia who added the quote to Bonhoeffer's exhibit in the museum. The current director of the museum did not know the source and the quote does not appear in any of … [Read more...]

Weekly Standard Writer Says I’m An Academic Who Should Know Better

On Wednesday, Weekly Standard writer Jonathan Last wrote to ask if I read the entire paper on sexual orientation and gender identity from Mayer and McHugh in The New Atlantis. He had read my blog post on the subject and asked if I had read only the sexual orientation sections.  I replied that I had only read the sexual orientation parts of the paper. I added that with school starting here I had not gotten to the gender identity section of the paper.From that brief exchange, Mr. Last wrote t … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Contradicts His Wise Counselor and Governing Board Member Robert Morris Regarding Tithing

Is there trouble in paradise?Watch (and read about) Mark Driscoll talk about tithing and first fruits.As of now, Robert Morris provides wise counsel and is on the governing board of Driscoll's The Trinity Church. Morris believes not tithing to the church is like stealing from God and will lead to the non-tither being cursed. He considers his Blessed Life teaching on tithing to be critical to the Christian life.Driscoll says on this video is that there is no particular percentage … [Read more...]

Eric Metaxas Defends Donald Trump Against Charges He Ridiculed a Disabled Reporter

Today, Eric Metaxas went on full Trump defense. Most recently, he tweeted:The idea that people seriously compare Trump to Hitler and Mussolini shows how little history some voters actually know. God help America. — Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) September 1, 2016Personally, I think the possible comparison is to Musolini but all of this is debatable and the jury is still out. I will add that Metaxas should clean up his own house before he scolds anyone about historical knowledge (when w … [Read more...]

What Original Source Did David Barton Use for His Louis L’Amour Story?

Remember this?Barton said he got his story about elementary school kids threatening an intruder in a one-room Old West school from a novel by Louis L'Amour. L'Amour was an Americana fiction writer who in 1986 provided Barton with some historical material he used in 2013.I thought of Barton's use of that third hand source yesterday when his son Tim told Gateway Church representative Kerry Wood that Wallbuilders only uses original sources for their materials. Barton said professors just … [Read more...]

David Barton Is Coming After the Christian Professors

Apparently, Wallbuilders and Gateway Church/The Kings University are cooking up a business deal. Today, on his twitter account, Tim Barton broadcast from the Wallbuilders' library along with some folks from Gateway Church in Southlake, TX. The broadcast was mainly for the benefit of some Gateway staff. It wasn't clear to me what kind of deal they were planning but it involved using Barton's DVDs and books.Listening to the Barton father and son team in sales mode was interesting. If you buy … [Read more...]


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