Reading Time: 2 minutes OnlySky · Beatings Before Blessings: The Gospel According To Mark Driscoll | Becky Garrison Once again, disgraced Mars Hill Church (MHC) pastor Mark Driscoll proved he is more paranoid than pastoral. In a sermon delivered on October 22, 2022 at Trinity Church (Scottsdale, AZ) as part of his ongoing sermon series on Nehemiah, Driscoll presented […]
Reading Time: 14 minutes In a very real sense, Gracepoint weaponized the deepest yearnings and aches of its prey, then played upon their deepest fears to gain their ongoing compliance.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Of all the lurid details we heard during the Josh Duggar trial, before he was sentenced to over 12 years in prison for downloading and possessing illicit images of child sexual abuse, one of the most surprising involved a spying app called Covenant Eyes that had been installed on his computer. The Christian accountability program […]
Reading Time: 13 minutes Discipleship might be the answer to the prayers of authoritarian evangelical pastors, but it all too often becomes a total nightmare for their followers.
Reading Time: 2 minutes While abuse scandals involving evangelical megachurch leaders such as Matt Chandler may garner international headlines, other stories of pastoral abuses often get under reported. Take the case of John B. Lowe, II, the pastor of New Life Christian Church (Warsaw, IN). He resigned during a church service on May 22, 2022, where he confessed his […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Village Church pastor and Acts 29 president Matt Chandler stepped down from preaching and teaching because of an inappropriate online relationship with a woman. In an online statement, the Village Church announced that Chandler’s conduct did not meet the church’s expectations: “While the messages were not romantic or sexual in nature, the frequency and […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Christian media empire, the institutional church, and faith-based progressive political organizations continue to promote false spiritual buzzworthy slogans such as “if you build a better church they will come,” “we’re on the cusp of a new kind of Christianity,” or “if you follow my way of being, you will receive spiritual enlightenment, sacred sexual […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes Dwell Community Church (formerly Xenos Christian Fellowship) can’t catch a break! Their leaders keep getting accused of being a cult. I can see why! Dwell/Xenos functions as a dysfunctional authoritarian system.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Christian leaders know that abuse allegations will open them up to a lot of uncomfortable questions and scrutiny. In demanding silence, they simply act to protect their livelihoods and reputations.
Reading Time: 8 minutes None of us thought Mark Driscoll would learn a thing after losing Mars Hill and Acts 29, the church-planting umbrella group he helped create, back in 2014. And nope, he sure hasn’t.