What is Wrong and What is the Solution?

Today I want to revisit N.T. Wright’s four questions that serve as boundary markers for the Christian worldview. Here’s what I wrote in my last post Who and Where We Are: In Wright’s New Testament and the People of God, Tom (that’s what his friends call him and we are friends–well, I’m one of his 5,000 or so Facebook friends.) presents a series of questions that are intended to to showcase the dramatically different worldview of Christians … Continue reading

Bill Gothard: Who knew what and when? A question of accountability

Harroll Ingram, Computer Engineer for the Federal Government, begins his article on leadership Honest, Open, and Ethical Leadership Nurtures Organizational Morale : Leadership is the art of motivating people to achieve a common goal. Effective leadership requires honesty (truthfulness) which fosters trust. Past research supports the idea that people want to follow honest leaders. Several studies listed numerous leadership traits and asked over 75,000 respondents to select the traits they mostly admired in their leaders. … Continue reading

Bill Gothard and the 1 Timothy Project

“Touch not God’s anointed” is a phrase which is often sent to us and usually means something like, “If you pick on my favorite teacher, God will get you.” Followers who may have doubts about their leaders or their teachings find themselves Trapped in the Shadow of God’s Anointed (being on page 12). But, since I am writing about Bill Gothard, for many of our readers I need to back track a bit to explain … Continue reading

Who and Where We Are

Greetings from the middle of America, dear reader, where we have been visited once again by tiny aliens from the sky. They come in pieces and they have the power to cause humans to drive horribly and buy lots of bread and milk. This time they brought what must undoubtedly be the bulk of their population as my house is currently surrounded by their expeditionary force piling up 10 inches in my yard. I have … Continue reading

Amy Glass’s Manifesto for Selfishness

The slide to First Century paganism continues relatively unabated. One of the recent examples, I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry sparked controversy, consternation and outrage this past weekend. I have to admit that I am surprised that so many are surprised and shocked at this blog piece. FOX News’ Tucker Carlson referred to this as a “Manifesto for selfishness.” I not only agree with him but, as … Continue reading

When Did Freedom of Conscience become Christian Privilege?

The folks over at the Acton Institute blog suggest that religious liberty has been given a new name: Christian Privilege. If that confuses you then consider this definition of “White Privilege” White privilege refers to the set of societal privileges that white people benefit from beyond those commonly experienced by people of color in the same social, political, or economic spaces (nation, community, workplace, income, etc.). The term denotes both obvious and less obvious unspoken … Continue reading