Member of Church Formerly Known as Mars Hill Albuquerque Pens Reflections on Church Closing

Levi MacAllister, also known as Levi the Poet, is a current member of North Church in Albuquerque (formerly Mars Hill Albuquerque). On his blog, he recently penned an open letter to Mark Driscoll and the leadership of the church formerly known as Mars Hill. Levi provided the link in an email along with an apology. You'll understand the apology when you read the letter. Some highlights: I don’t think that “The Rise & Fall Of Mars Hill Church” can be narrowed down to one man. Or three execu … [Read more...]

Perry Noble’s New Spring Church Used ResultSource to Market Unleash

New Spring Church, pastored by Perry Noble, also used ResultSource to market Noble's book Unleash. The church released a statement to Christianity Today explaining their reasoning. Read the whole statement here, below is a segment. Perry Noble used ResultSource to help market and promote one book that he authored—Unleash. The contract for that book was actually a contract between NewSpring Church and the publisher, not between Perry and the publisher—meaning the church would receive all the proc … [Read more...]

Eric Metaxas Says Driscoll Needs Grace, Never Heard of ResultSource, Buying Best Seller Spot is Wrong but Complicated (UPDATED)

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UPDATE: Christianity Today informed me they stand by the quotes in the article..........................Last night Eric Metaxas briefly addressed his statements in yesterdays Christianity Today's article on the ethics of buying a spot on the New York Times best-seller list.To recap, you can read what Metaxas told CT here and below.Late last night, Metaxas addressed concerns about his statements in the CT by appearing to backpeddled from them. I don't think "buying" one's way … [Read more...]

Eric Metaxas to Christianity Today: Getting on Best-Seller Lists is Good Stewardship (UPDATED)

UPDATE (1/8/15) - Eric Metaxas commented last night on Twitter about the CT article. I have a post at this link where his Twitter comments are presented. He said buying a spot on the NYT's list is wrong but then said it was complicated. I think he could go further but this may be it...............................(Original article begins here)According to Christianity Today, author and evangelical leader Eric Metaxas said Mars Hill Church did nothing wrong by using ResultSource to get … [Read more...]

Response to IOTC – Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Speech: Our God is Marching On

On Monday,  I wrote about the Institute on the Constitution’s distortion of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work and mission. The IOTC accuses those who cast King, Jr. as a civil rights champion of revising history. I addressed the basic problems in their arguments yesterday. Each day this week, I will post a link to another speech or article from King, Jr. which makes his position clear. Yesterday, I posted segments of his speech titled "Give Us the Ballot." Today, I am posting a speech delivered in M … [Read more...]

Christianity Today Revisits the Ethics of Using ResultSource to Score a New York Times Best Seller

Tonight, Christianity Today's Ken Walker posted an article on the ethics of buying a spot on best seller lists. The coverage, which is also in the January print edition, links to the ResultSource contract I posted here.  Although I am surprised the views of Crossway executive Justin Taylor were not included, this is an important article with reaction from numerous industry sources. Most publishers who commented took a dim view of the methods used by ResultSource.Some surprises from the a … [Read more...]

Response to IOTC: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Speech – Give Us the Ballot

Yesterday, I wrote about the Institute on the Constitution's distortion of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s work and mission. The IOTC accuses those who cast King, Jr. as a civil rights champion of revising history. I addressed the basic problems in their arguments yesterday. Each remaining day this week, I will post a link to another speech or article from King, Jr. which makes his position clear. Today, I link to the “Give Us the Ballot” Address Delivered May 17, 1957 at the Prayer Pilgrimage for Fre … [Read more...]

Institute on the Constitution Doubles Down on Exploitation of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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In the Fall of 2013, the founder and director of the Institute on the Constitution Michael Peroutka made some outrageous claims regarding Martin Luther King, Jr. First, on the Steve Deace Show, Peroutka said King did not call for civil rights for blacks in his "I Have a Dream" speech. At the time, I demonstrated that the claim was false.  Then, Peroutka produced a video which repeated the same false claims. Then, Peroutka followed up by asserting that civil rights laws should not have been … [Read more...]


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