Big Influential Names Gather in Alabama @LeadNet #400Gathering

In other news...Mark Driscoll is speaking at what Ed Stetzer calls "a private meeting of the most influential churches in the country." He tweeted that the meeting is in an undisclosed location but I found it pretty easily (Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, AL).  The blurb for the next gathering at Saddleback in January, 2017 says: The theme is Religious Freedom and Conscience Rights in the New Season, and the event will serve as a forum for leading church Senior and Executive Pastors t … [Read more...]

Post Ted Cruz, Is It Time for Glenn Beck to Reconsider David Barton?

On his show today, conservative pundit Glenn Beck became irate with Ted Cruz over Cruz's endorsement of Donald Trump. Right Wing Watch gets the hat tip and has some clips. Watch:It is must watch TV. Beck nailed Cruz on his endorsement and demanded to know what new information Cruz had which allowed him to endorse Trump. Cruz had none (in fact, Cruz allowed Trump to use his mailing list before the endorsement) In the second video, Beck rails against Cruz and the two parties.If … [Read more...]

Eric Metaxas: Donald Trump Speaks Hyperbolically and Shouldn’t Be Taken Literally

According to Eric Metaxas, people who oppose Trump have taken him at his word and that is a mistake.Really.Read what he told Justin Brierley with Premier Christianity (UK). Brierley: I think they would also point to some of his polices, like banning Muslims from entering the USMetaxas: What fascinates me is how everyone takes him literally, and they don’t seem to understand that he has always spoken hyperbolically and impressionistically. That’s what he does. The idea that he is a ra … [Read more...]

Eric Metaxas: Hillary Clinton is 1930s Fascism in Rainbow Colors

Eric Metaxas continues to double and triple down on his contention that opposition to Hillary Clinton (and support for Trump) is like Bonhoeffer's resistance to the Nazis. For good measure, he seems to liken Trump opponents to German Christians who failed to oppose Hitler.Reading the comments, it appears that many of his Twitter followers aren't buying it.From Twitter today:German Christians in the 30s were so worried about their "witness" they did nothing to heroically stand against … [Read more...]

Weekend Wisdom from Eric Metaxas

Weekend wisdom from Eric Metaxas:Christians who are more worried about "their witness" than about doing what is right are actually damaging their witness. Chose ye this day.— Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) September 24, 2016Read the responses. His followers don't get it either. … [Read more...]

David Barton Used a Secondary Source for His PhD Video (Video with Pop Ups)

On September 7, religious right history writer and Christian nation advocate David Barton posted a video on his You Tube and Facebook accounts claiming to have an "earned doctorate." The very next day he removed the video, perhaps in light of the revelation that the degree may have come from unaccredited Life Christian University. LCU is on record as giving what it calls "earned doctorates" to famous people who never attended the school.Since he removed the video, Barton has not commented or … [Read more...]

Robert Morris: God Needs Us to Pray So He Can Heal the Land

As noted earlier today, Gateway Church hosted The Gathering yesterday. Robert Morris is the founder and senior pastor of Gateway and kicked off the afternoon session with pastors. It appears that the attendance was modest, between 140-200 pastors. Watch:Transcript: Let me welcome you and let you know where we're going today, and a couple of things like that, and how this all got started. I'm gonna share just for a moment, have an opening prayer, and then we'll have one more … [Read more...]

Tony Evans: We Can Literally Change God’s Mind about Taking America off the Scene

Tony Evans is the founder and pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas TX and the chairman of the executive council of The Gathering, a solemn assembly of pastors and Christians which took place yesterday. In his introduction to the day, Evans raised three possibilities regarding America. One is that Christ will return and set up His Kingdom. The second one is that America will be judged and taken off "the scene," and a third is that American Christians pray and repent and change God's … [Read more...]