Donald Trump the Divider of Evangelicals; The Kids Aren't Alright With It

Over the weekend, Mark Oppenheimer penned an op-ed criticizing Eric Metaxas for supporting Donald Trump. More than criticize Metaxas’ position, Oppenheimer expressed surprise that a Bonhoeffer biographer like Metaxas could overlook what seems to be an obvious fascist theme in Trump’s campaign. Today, conservative writer and friend of Metaxas Rod Dreher accuses Oppenheimer of smearing … Continue reading “Donald Trump the Divider of Evangelicals; The Kids Aren't Alright With It”

When Trump Came to the Door, Why Didn't Evangelicals Play Hard to Get?

This post probably comes a little too late. However, there may be a little time left. We’re the ones, after all, who are supposed to believe in miracles. The Strange Case of a Bonhoeffer Biographer Endorsing Trump Too many evangelicals just melted into a puddle of sugar when Donald Trump came calling. Some liked him … Continue reading “When Trump Came to the Door, Why Didn't Evangelicals Play Hard to Get?”

Compare What Christian Leaders Said about Bill Clinton in 1998 to Trump Endorsements Now

Wayne Grudem caused quite a stir with his endorsement of Donald Trump last week. Matthew Boedy responded on this blog yesterday with a brief analysis of Grudem’s rhetoric. Others have come out in favor of Grudem’s reasoning and still others have expressed sharp disappointment. Last night, a Twitter user asked what Grudem thought of Bill … Continue reading “Compare What Christian Leaders Said about Bill Clinton in 1998 to Trump Endorsements Now”

Did Hillary Clinton Plagiarize Alexis de Tocqueville?

Tonight in her speech, Hillary Clinton said: But here’s the sad truth: There is no other Donald Trump…This is it. And in the end, it comes down to what Donald Trump doesn’t get: that America is great – because America is good. Did she plagiarize de Tocqueville? No, because de Tocqueville didn’t say that. According … Continue reading “Did Hillary Clinton Plagiarize Alexis de Tocqueville?”

If Trump Becomes the GOP Nominee, the RNC is Responsible

There is a way that the GOP can be saved. The Wall Street Journal maps it out here. Since a Virginia court case earlier this week made it clear that a state may not enforce laws overriding the rules of a political party, it is now up to the GOP rules committee to adopt a rule … Continue reading “If Trump Becomes the GOP Nominee, the RNC is Responsible”

Evangelicals Meeting with Trump: Brothers and Sisters, What Else Do You Need to Know?

I will admit, I am very disappointed with evangelical so-called leaders who are going to meet with Donald Trump tomorrow. I just can’t imagine what else they need to hear from Trump. His statements and actions aren’t subtle and he has subjected us to them for over a year. At the top of the disappointment … Continue reading “Evangelicals Meeting with Trump: Brothers and Sisters, What Else Do You Need to Know?”

On Tolerance for All Denominations and Religions in Colonial America

In his upcoming book If You Can Keep It, Eric Metaxas claims there was “complete tolerance for all denominations and religions” for nearly a century before the founding era of the United States. From page 35 of the book: On page 70, he adds Since the Pilgrims came to our shores in 1620, religious freedom … Continue reading “On Tolerance for All Denominations and Religions in Colonial America”

Mega-Ministry Methods: David Jeremiah Sows the Wind and Reaps the Windfall

One of the key events that led to the demise of Mars Hill Church in 2014 was the revelation that the church leaders had used around $250,000 of church money to strategically buy a spot on the New York Times bestseller list for Mark and Grace Driscoll’s 2011 book Real Marriage. Manipulating bestseller lists became … Continue reading “Mega-Ministry Methods: David Jeremiah Sows the Wind and Reaps the Windfall”

How Did Thomas Jefferson Come Up with the Idea to Cut Up the Gospels? (UPDATED)

UPDATE: On the 7/22/16 Eric Metaxas Show, David Barton told this same story. Barton included the part about Jefferson getting the idea to cut up the Gospels due to a sermon from Scottish minister William Bennet. The post below debunks that. I also cite Mark Beliles who told me Barton was wrong in his claim. … Continue reading “How Did Thomas Jefferson Come Up with the Idea to Cut Up the Gospels? (UPDATED)”

David Barton's Conservative Critics: Debunking the Liberal Attack Claims

To promote David Barton’s second edition of The Jefferson Lies, World Net Daily, Glenn Beck, and David Barton claim the first edition was pulled from publication by publisher Thomas Nelson due to ideologically motivated attacks by liberals. World Net Daily: Despite the wildly popular success of the original hardcover edition, or perhaps because of it, … Continue reading “David Barton's Conservative Critics: Debunking the Liberal Attack Claims”