One Day, Two Views of Mars Hill Church

Yesterday, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and World Magazine posted articles about Mars Hill Church. To me, the articles do not seem to be about the same church.The Seattle PI piece addressed the newest development among former Mars Hill Church members and leaders: the Facebook group which alerts the public that many ex-Mars Hill members are not and have not been anonymous in their complaints about the church. Mark Driscoll claimed in a speech to the church just over a week ago that leaders … [Read more...]

Where were you a year ago?

I remember getting a lot of phone calls.People were looking for some lost confidence.  … [Read more...]

World Publishes Our Response to David Barton

World continues the focus on the Barton Controversy with our rebuttal to Barton's response to our book.We focus on Barton's contention that we make mountains out of molehills in our critique. In fact, the details matter as we demonstrate.We also make it clear that Barton isn't living by his own standards. He takes historians to task for using secondary sources, but he does the same thing. His sources are often unknown as with the Louis L'Amour story presented on Glenn Beck's Show as an … [Read more...]

Response to World’s Coverage of the David Barton Controversy

I am getting good feedback on the excerpt of Getting Jefferson Right at World Magazine. There are many questions that are floating around among evangelicals about this matter and for good reason. Michael Coulter and I are now working on a response to Mr. Barton's rebuttal to GJR. For now, I posted a comment at World on both articles. Here it is: "I want to thank World for hosting this exchange of views. Michael Coulter and I have read Mr. Barton's rebuttal and plan a response to it … [Read more...]

Point/Counterpoint with David Barton at World Magazine

This morning, World Magazine is featuring an excerpt of Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President along with a lengthy rebuttal from David Barton.  Our section is here and Barton's article is here.I have not read Barton's response yet. I wanted to get the links up in order for readers to have some time to wade through the material.  I suspect some of what Barton has to say will be the subject of separate posts. We will have an opportunity from World to post a r … [Read more...]

WORLD investigates the Trinity Broadcasting Network

This story should cause a little concern among Christians who believe in the Seven Mountains teaching (the view that Christians must fill top spots in education, media, politics, entertainment, etc. in order to accomplish cultural renewal). Trinity Broadcasting Network is the largest Christian network and it has been plagued with scandal for years. WORLD's Warren Cole Smith opens the door on another scandal at TBN working its way through the courts. Christians are not immune to the temptations … [Read more...]

Media reports regarding the APA sexual orientation and therapy report

In addition to the separate posts on the topic, here is some additional coverage. If time permits, I may add a comment or two of opinion to them.USA TodayChristianity TodayWorld MagazineMother JonesAP Radio NetworkAssociated PressLos Angeles TimesSouthern VoiceThe AdvocateCitizenlink, Day 1Citizenlink, Day 2Washington Times … [Read more...]

More on Ginsburg and unwanted populations

Ginsburg article wrap up regarding those "populations we don't want to have too many of."World Magazine - Paul Kengor and I team up to discuss Ginsburg's awareness of minority concerns regarding abortion and population control since at least the early 1970s.Crosswalk - I take a little trip back to the 1970s and discuss the "population explosion." Remember that? I grew up in Southern Ohio and remember thinking that we could get a lot more people in our neck of the woods. Also, there is a … [Read more...]


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