Glenn Beck to Appear at Ed Young’s Fellowship Church on July 5

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Glenn Beck will be interviewed at 11am Sunday morning at Fellowship Church near Fort Worth, TX. According to the website, the event will take place at the Hawkins/Allaso Ranch retreat center.Fellowship Church is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.It seems surreal to have an unabashed Latter Day Saint apologist address a Baptist congregation on Sunday morning.  … [Read more...]

Tony Evans Clarifies Statement About Stronger African-American Families During Slavery

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About two hours ago, I received this statement apparently in response to the Christian Post article about Evans' statements about slave families. The CP article triggered a post from me on the subject. Evans' statement:I never had or expressed a doubt that Evans condemned slavery or racism.I offered my view in my post on the subject, linked to his full remarks in that post, and I am glad that Evans extended his remarks on the subject. Even though we don't see this issue the same way, I … [Read more...]

Benny Hinn: 120 Shades of Strange

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And there's this:The Five Most Disturbing Things About a Benny Hinn Miracle Service by Corrie Mitchell.Go read it. Someone needs to claim reality with their mouth. … [Read more...]

Ministers Warn Evangelicals About “Unholy Alliance” With NRA

Interesting presser comes across the wire this morning:On Visit to Shooting Scene, Evangelical Leader to Warn of Unholy Alliance with NRAContact: Peggy Nienaber, National Clergy Council, 202-236-0953ISLA VISTA, Calif., June 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Reverend Dr. Rob Schenck, president of the Washington, DC based National Clergy Council, will speak at a news conference tomorrow, June 5, 2014, at 11:00 AM in Isla Vista, California, the scene of a recent mass shooting. In his r … [Read more...]

Pentagon again addresses rumors of crackdown on Christians

Yesterday, the Pentagon issued another statement regarding the rumors of a crackdown on religious speech. The Hill picked up on the comments and I have the Department of Defense statement here. In response to queries from various sources, Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen sent along the following comments:EEOC rules do not apply to military personnel.There is no DOD wide policy that directly addresses religious proselytizing.  Furthermore, there is no effort within the department to make … [Read more...]

NPR Segment on Changes at Exodus International

A segment on changes at Exodus is coming up on NPR sometime between 4:30 and 4:45pm. It should repeat again between 6:30-6:45pm.I have a few lines but I am not sure who else is in on it.Listen, learn and comment.The audio will be posted at 7pm, but the transcript is here.Rob Gagnon has emerged as a vocal opponent of Exodus. I am baffled by his approach, which seems to make grace conditional on one's behavior or attitude.I intend to write more about this next week. Gagnon says … [Read more...]

Who drew more people than The Response?

Kind of a question and observation rolled into one: doesn't it seem like some of the highly touted big Christian gatherings (prayer rallies, solemn assemblies, awakenings) have not lived up to expectations?Last year, a big rally in MO called by Dutch Sheets was cancelled because of poor registration numbers, the various awakening meetings (Liberty Council, etc.) had smaller than expected numbers, and now The Response drew 30k in a stadium chosen because it seats 80k.These are ramblings … [Read more...]

Sexual identity: APA sexual orientation task force report – Analysis

(First posted August 5, 2009)Earlier today, the American Psychological Association governing board received the report of the Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Response to Sexual Orientation. The report and press release were embargoed until now. With this post, I want to comment on the paper and recommendations made by the Task Force.Generally, I believe the paper to be a high quality report of the evidence regarding sexual orientation and therapy. The authors of the paper (see this … [Read more...]


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