Thursday, July 01, 2021

Interesting Links from July 2021

 

Prominent LGBTQ-Affirming Activists: Time to “Depart” from UMC - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Is the Devil Really in the Details? - When the House is QuietWhen the House is Quiet (sylviaschroeder.com)

 

10 Reasons to Read the Bible Aloud in Church by Aaron Shryock (aaronandsusanshryock.com)

 

Concordia University Portland campus sold to church fund lender - OPB

 

Financial arm of parent church buys Concordia University campus in foreclosure sale - oregonlive.com

 

After Moral Failures, R.C. Sproul Jr. Launches College to ‘Train Godly Men’ (julieroys.com)


July 2

 

U of I College of Law in Boise to take over former Concordia campus | Local News | idahopress.com

 

Roe Must Go | Robert P. George | First Things

 

I’m an Ordinary Woman | The Stream

 

Loving Gay People While Rejecting Gay Activism: Reflections on the Meaning of Stonewall | The Stream

 

The Chinese Communist Party’s violent legacy | WORLD (wng.org)

 

PCA General Assembly Offers Crushing Curb Stomp to Revoice, Bans 'SSA Christians' from the Pastorate - Protestia (article was not written by Ed Litton – that is a joke)

 

Methodist Panel Advocates Reparations - Juicy Ecumenism


July 3

 

Do Flags Belong in Churches? Pastors Around the World Weigh In. | Christianity Today

 

Church of England bishop calls for 'gender neutral marriage canon | World News | The Christian Post

 

Supreme Court rejects case of florist who refused gay wedding | U.S. News | The Christian Post

 

Dr. Anthony Fauci named 2021 Humanist of the Year (religionnews.com)

 

Worse than You Thought: Details of British Methodist Church Shift on Marriage, Cohabitation - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Presbyterian Church in America leaders say those who identify as gay are not qualified for ordination (religionnews.com)

 

Pastoral Meanderings: I don't like it. . .


July 4

 

Dr. June Hee Yoon to serve as the Louisville Institute’s Postdoctoral Fellow at United Lutheran Seminary - UNITED News

 

PCA endorses Lifeline Children’s Services as 'preferred' agency | Church & Ministries News | The Christian Post

 

Supreme Court rejects case of florist who refused gay wedding | U.S. News | The Christian Post

 

‘As a Believer in Christ, That’s What I’m Here for’: Phoenix Suns Coach Monty Williams Leads His Team to NBA Finals – Faithwire

 

Conservative SCOTUS Betrays Barronelle | The American Conservative

 

Supreme Court realism on overturning Roe v. Wade | WORLD (wng.org)


July 5

 

The Difference Between Harsh and Foul Language – Theology & Life (theology-and-life.com)

 

Let the kids say it’s boring (the adults think it anyway) – Building Jerusalem

 

Sacrificing Wealth and Freedom for His Beliefs | Gene Veith (patheos.com)

 

Meet The Self-Made Billionaire Who Is Sacrificing It All For God (thefederalist.com)

 

Faith Leaders Speak Out Against Christian Nationalism : NPR

 

'Revoice' Founder Calls Own Denomination 'Rampantly Homophobic' for Rejecting LGBTQ Clergy - Protestia

 

Evangelicals Repudiating America? - Juicy Ecumenism


July 7

 

Burying Barronelle Stutzman | Steven D. Smith | First Things

 

The Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol was a kind of Christian revolt. Just not in a conventional way. - The Washington Post

 

FBI Releases 11 New Videos of Capitol Riot Assaults on Six-Month Anniversary (newsweek.com)

 

AME Church bishops address COVID-19, critical race theory as major meeting opens (religionnews.com)

 

PCA Votes: No Ordination for Those Claiming Gay Identity - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Pastoral Meanderings: The means to heaven. . . (for information – a significant number in Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod have joined Antiochian Orthodox Church)

 

The Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol was a kind of Christian revolt. Just not in a conventional way. - The Washington Post

 

The Left Smears The Bible As Racist So They Can Spoon-Feed Evolution (thefederalist.com)


July 10

 

Catholic Bishops Promote Countercultural Religious Freedom Week - Juicy Ecumenism

 

It is OK for Christians to not be happy all the time – Written for our instruction

 

At the PCA General Assembly, the Little Guys Stood Up | Carl R. Trueman | First Things

 

Conservative Justices Warn Kavanaugh and Barrett Lack 'Fortitude' | Opinion (newsweek.com)

 

New Museum Stakes Claim for the Bible in US History—Right ...... | News & Reporting | Christianity Today

 

Trump Is Liable for Ashli Babbit’s Death (thedailybeast.com)

 

What is a mainline Christian, anyway? (religionnews.com)

 

Panel Discusses New Sexual Ethics for United Methodists - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Bethel 'Prophet' Who Falsely Prophesied Trump's Victory Headlines Prophetic Conference - Protestia

 

Montana Roman Catholics Clear Hurdle to See Tram to Pagan Shrine - Protestia

 

Capitol Hill Baptist Church Reaches Settlement with DC After Bowser Blocked Churches from Worshipping | CBN News

 

DC Settles Baptists’ COVID Lawsuit with $220,000 Payment - Juicy Ecumenism

 

ELCA Bombards Members with Gay Pride Month Messages - EXPOSING THE ELCA

 

5 Reasons Why Woke is Broke - For the Gospel

 

James Altman, Priest Who Said Catholics Can't Be Democrats, Removed From Posting by Bishop (msn.com)

 

Barronelle Stutzman’s Long Obedience and the Failure of the Court | The Stream

 

The History of Canada's Residential Schools | Douglas Farrow | First Things


July 12

 

‘How Could All the Prophets Be Wrong About Trump?’ | Christianity Today

 

Church of England bishops criticized for ‘lavish lifestyles’ | World News | The Christian Post

 

Prominent Anglican Bishop On Leave Amid Allegations He Mishandled Abuse (julieroys.com) (sorry that the ACNA is facing this)

 

Should Christians Cuss? – Denny Burk

 

WHAT IS RIGHT AND WRONG? - Cal Thomas

 

Understanding Bad Words | Blog & Mablog (dougwils.com)


Cubans stage largest protest against communist regime in decades | World News | The Christian Post


July 15

 

Why the Enneagram Still Doesn't Belong in Church | The Stream

 

The death of Ashli Babbitt offers the purest distillation of Donald Trump’s view of justice - The Washington Post

 

'Who Will Speak for the Trees?' Asks United Church of Christ Resolution - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Anti-Christian Hysteria Is Causing Church Burning. People Might Be Next (thefederalist.com)

 

God Strikes Down Idol of Woke Cult, George Floyd Mural Destroyed by Lightning (reformationcharlotte.org)

 

ACNA leaders to take over abuse investigation in Upper Midwest diocese (religionnews.com)

 

Methodist Bully Bishop Escalates North Georgia Crisis, for "Love" - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Radical Transgender Activism is Proof Positive That We Have Lost Our Collective Minds | The Stream

 

Black Lives Matter: Commies | The American Conservative

 

July 17

 

BLM comes out in support of the Cuban communist regime—'condemns the US' | The Post Millennial

 

Black Lives Matter Blames U.S. For Cuban Unrest Because They Hate Freedom (thefederalist.com)

 

The Brazen Hypocrisy and Intolerance of the So-Called Tolerant | The Stream

 

At Least 45 Christian Churches Set on Fire In Canada as Attacks Escalate – Faithwire

 

Promise Keepers says it has changed. The times have changed more. (religionnews.com)


July 18

 

Why Preachers Shouldn't Steal | The Stream

 

A Most Urgent Task - by David French - The French Press (thedispatch.com)

 

'You Are One Step Away from Complete and Total Insanity' - by David French - The French Press (thedispatch.com)


July 23

 

Once an evangelical pastor, a transgender woman is on a mission to empower women - The Washington Post (for information purposes)

 

Beth Moore Trashes Southern Baptist Leaders for Not Promoting CRT More Than They Already Do (reformationcharlotte.org)

 

Why Is Violent Crime In DC Soaring? The Reason Is One Muriel Bowser (thefederalist.com)

 

United Methodist Drag Queen Gets Star Treatment from UMNS - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Megachurch pastor David Platt warns of a disinformation campaign and takeover attempt at his evangelical church - The Washington Post

 

Rex Murphy: Desecration of 48 churches is a national tragedy, yet government seems to care little about Christians | National Post

 

Mary Magdalene Was The First Person To See Christ’s Resurrection (thefederalist.com)

 

The Touch | Tim Challies

 

The Comfort of Samson (gentlereformation.com)

 

Feeding On Christ > Preaching Preferred Pronouns

 

André Mendonça, President Bolsonaro’s ‘terribly evangelical’ Supreme Court justice (religionnews.com)

 

The New Western Sexual Imperialism - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Msgr. Burrill & The 'Droit Du Monseigneur' | The American Conservative

 

The Biden Administration’s Invitation to UN Investigators Is Disgraceful | American Center for Law and Justice (aclj.org)


July 24

 

How to Pray for Your Teenager’s Sexual Purity | Crossway Articles

 

10 Things You Should Know about the Biblical Covenants | Crossway Articles

 

New York becomes 6th state to ban child marriage | U.S. News | The Christian Post (comment: not biblical to say you have to wait until 18 for marriage – increasingly pagan American culture at work here – if couples aren’t that mature before 18, try to harder to get them ready for marriage)

 

As Canadian Churches Burn, Americans Call for Investigation Into Similar Native American Abuses – Faithwire

 

Canada Shows What Marxists Could Do to America | The Stream

 

NBA Champion And Finals MVP ‘Greek Freak’ Credits Faith, Family (julieroys.com)

 

Sean Hannity is Right: Take COVID-19 Seriously | The Stream

 

At Tokyo Olympics, even faith events look different as COVID spikes. Here’s how. (religionnews.com)

 

In Japan, Greek-influenced Olympics meet another kind of pagan heritage (religionnews.com) (Japan may be under-recognized as a significant mission field)


July 27

 

Pastoral Meanderings: Why not just drop Ascension and Epiphany?

 

J.D. Vance Blasts Left For Having 'No Physical Commitment' To Our Future (thefederalist.com)

 

NFL salutes woke culture - Washington Times

 

North Korean officials complicit in torture, murder, slavery | World News | The Christian Post

 

The Unmaking of Biblical Womanhood | The New Yorker (for information purposes)

 

America's new religion: Fake Christianity - Washington Times

 

Family of Tennessee talk-radio host urges vaccine after covid-19 battle - The Washington Post

 

What Ken Starr’s Alleged Affair Means for Republicans | Washington Monthly

 

A Sad Exchange with a Compromised Organization | Answers in Genesis


July 29

 

Alaska strip club transformed into Baptist church | Church & Ministries News | The Christian Post

 

For insurrectionists, a violent faith brewed from nationalism, conspiracies and Jesus (religionnews.com)

 

TikTok's Hottest Trend Is As Old As Demonic Possession (thefederalist.com)

 

Mississippi abortion ban in line with most European laws | Politics News | The Christian Post

 

CT’s “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill:” An Inquiry – Samuel Parkison (wordpress.com) (much can be said but it’s definitely wrong to hold up Tony Jones as a paragon)

 

Michael Gungor, Atheism and the Great Falling Away — Charisma News

 

Drafting Our Daughters | The American Conservative

 

The Case for Compassion for Simone Biles – Faithwire

 

Saving Our National Hyde | The Stream

 

Distracting Ourselves to Death – The Fight of Faith (fightoffaithblog.com)

 

A Protest and Call for Free Religious Speech in Finland - International Lutheran Council (ilc-online.org)


Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Interesting Links from June 2021

 

US Funds Queer Culture Warriors | The American Conservative

 

Scholars urge US to condemn Finland's prosecution of Christian MP | World | The Christian Post

 

Australian Lutheran bishop to retire - International Lutheran Council (ilc-online.org)

 

LCMS-Related Christians Charged for Teaching the Bible | Gene Veith (patheos.com)

 

Evangelical Theologian Russell Moore Says QAnon Has 'All of the Characteristics of a Cult' (newsweek.com)

 

Swedish Church declares itself trans inclusive (christiantoday.com)

 

How leading Christian camps are meeting kids' needs post-COVID | Living | The Christian Post


June 2

 

False Converts Are Not Your Concern | 1517

 

US Trolls Vatican With Pride Flag | The American Conservative

 

Burning Churches & National Redemption - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Patterson disputes allegations he improperly took items, used SWBTS’ donor list - Baptist Press


June 3

 

'Endless gratitude': Concordia College New York celebrates final commencement (lcms.org) (Glowing report that hardly told it like it is about problems that existed at the school.  Lecakes received an honorary doctorate that was meaningless and hardly deserved.  This is a great example of how bad a job the LCMS communications department does.  Many years ago, Dave Mahsman of LCMS communications did some semblance of two-sided journalism, but that has almost never happened in LCMS Reporter in recent years.  One can look at Baptist Press and even United Methodist News Service (and others) that do better.  The Christian Post is generally a very good independent news outlet.)

 

What evangelicals need to learn from the Josh Duggar situation | Voice | The Christian Post

 

Son of Prominent SBC Leader Wishes Southern Baptists a Happy Pride Month (reformationcharlotte.org) (Sadly, Jonathan Merritt has been way out there liberal for a long time)

 

Jesus Was Wrong! Say Progressive Christians. He'd Be One of Us Now | The Stream

 

Dr. Fauci Plays Dr. Frankenstein With Unborn Baby Parts, Says Students for Life Leader | The Stream

 

Leah Sharibu: Say Her Name | The Stream


For the Church | Is God for Us? (ftc.co)


June 4

 

The paradox of a celebrity pastor | Opinion | The Christian Post

 

Thus Saith the Lord? by Rod Rosenbladt (ligonier.org)

 

Calvin University's first gay student body president paves a path (religionnews.com)

 

Pastor Greg Locke Calls Mike Pence 'Judas' Following Speech on Capitol Riot (newsweek.com)


June 5

 

FIRST-PERSON: Pride month calls for a response of joyful truth from Christians - Baptist Press

 

Cru Divided Over Emphasis on Race...... | News & Reporting | Christianity Today

 

How White Christians turned syncretism into an insult | The Christian Century

 

Why Woke Christianity Is The Greatest Threat To Christians Today (thefederalist.com)

 

Is Grafting Dead Babies' Scalps On Lab Rats Better Than Child Sacrifice? (thefederalist.com)

 

The Inconvenient Truth About LGBTQ+ Activism | The Stream


June 6

 

Former Insider Urges Megachurch Pastors To Stop Mark Driscoll's Abuse (julieroys.com)

 

Biden’s Budget Replaces the Phrase ‘Pregnant Women’ with ‘Birthing People’ - Michael Foust (christianheadlines.com)

 

Prophetic Standards Statement – A Unified Call for Prophetic Accountability

 

Wayne Grudem, Mark Driscoll, Michael Brown Sign Joint Statement Affirming False Prophets (reformationcharlotte.org)

 

Christian Leaders Issue Prophetic Standards Statement Following Controversial Prophecies About Recent Elections : Church : Christianity Daily

 

Right or Wrong in the Creation/Evolution Debate | Answers in Genesis

 

DEAR PASTOR MARK (deardriscoll.com)

 

Right-Wing Pastor Denise Goulet Declares That Trump Is the Apple of God's Eye | Right Wing Watch

 

An Open Letter to the Seattle Times | The Stream

 

Pastors, for the Love of God and Your People, Use Your Authority! | The Stream

 

Acts 29 to Mark Driscoll: Resign and seek help | WORLD (wng.org)


June 7

 

‘My world fell apart’: Chaplain accused of terror for LGBT sermon | World News | The Christian Post

 

CCP warns 7 Hong Kong churches over Tiananmen Square mass plans | World News | The Christian Post

 

ELCA Elects their First Openly Lesbian Bishop - EXPOSING THE ELCA

 

'One Month Isn't Enough' – Canada Declares Pride SEASON All Summer (breitbart.com)

 

'Rainbow revival': Freedom March declares move of God for ex-LGBT | Church & Ministries News | The Christian Post

 

Let Passing Controversies Pass: When Wise Pastors Choose to Say Less | Desiring God

 

Accomplishments as High as Heaven, Character as Low as Hell | Tim Challies


June 8

 

Nigerian preacher TB Joshua deletes prophecy of Clinton win - BBC News

 

Africa's "Kenneth Copeland," T.B. Joshua, Struck Dead by God at 57 (reformationcharlotte.org)

 

'Rainbow revival': Freedom March declares move of God for ex-LGBT | Church & Ministries News | The Christian Post

 

Nigerian televangelist TB Joshua dies at 57 | World News | The Christian Post

 

United in anguish | WORLD (wng.org)

 

A Heretic has Passed: One of World's Richest Pastors Dead at 57 - Protestia

 

Why is the country moving left? The social gospel | Opinion News | The Christian Post

 

Larry the Cable Guy's wife on exclusivity of Christ, evangelism | Living News | The Christian Post

 

What's Wrong With Virtual Church? | EFCA

 

Matters Too Important for Social Media - Terms of Service w/ Chris Martin

 

Transgender woman thought to be first ordained by Baptist denomination (heraldtimesonline.com)

 

Baptist pastor who is transgender woman begins her ministry (heraldtimesonline.com)

 

Baptist Church in Indiana Ordains Laura Bethany Buchleiter, the First Trans Pastor in Its Denomination (churchleaders.com)

 

Shock, tears greet T.B. Joshua’s death a week to 58th birthday | Tribune Online (tribuneonlineng.com)


June 10

 

'Serenade' album celebrates LGBTQ youth ahead of Queer Youth of Faith Day (religionnews.com) (for information purposes)

 

Amy Coney Barrett and the Cult of Fecundity - Current (currentpub.com)

 

Rhode Island governor signs bill banning child marriages | Politics News | The Christian Post

 

Biden Justice Department says its interests align with conservative Christian schools concerned about religious liberty - The Washington Post

 

Catholic League Slams Biden For 32 Violations Of Core Church Teachings (thefederalist.com)

 

TD Jakes: White Evangelicals Have Lost Sight of 'What would Jesus Do?' - Protestia


June 12

 

Pastoral Meanderings: Retiring bishop. . .

 

A Statement on the Legacy of the Residential School System - The Canadian LutheranThe Canadian Lutheran

 

Jesus, "The Fixer" - Reclaiming Hope Newsletter (substack.com)

 

NYC Public Transit Posts Signs Threatening to Kill People Who are Disrespectful to Trans People (reformationcharlotte.org)

 

Liberation Theology Professor: Historic American Christianity Embodies White Supremacy - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Zahid Quraishi confirmed as first Muslim federal judge (religionnews.com)

 

Allegations of Sexual Assault at Concordia Preparatory School — Protect Your Noggin (discusses concerning media reports which are still in the process of investigation and resolution – not endorsing everything that is discussed in other episodes of this podcast)

 

The Lord Does Not Despise the Day of Small Things – He Must Become Greater


June 15

 

MyPillow Guy Mike Lindell’s MAGA Rally Rouses ‘Stop the Steal’ Truthers With Corn Dogs and Hate for Fox News (thedailybeast.com)

 

A lukewarm defense of religious liberty | WORLD (wng.org)

 

Trump Says Senate Would Be 60 Dems vs. 40 Republicans if Not for Him, Rips McConnell (newsweek.com)

 

Reporter who broke story on Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting found dead | Washington Examiner

 

Before suicide, ex-youth pastor Steve Austin came out as queer | Church & Ministries News | The Christian Post

 

'Am I the worst thing a person can be?': Witches fight media bias (religionnews.com) (witchcraft remains a sin)

 

Truths My Newspaper Didn't Want Their Readers to See | The Stream %

 

Biden’s DOJ Threatens To Abandon Protections For Religious Colleges (thefederalist.com)

 

Florida youth pastor charged with child porn possession | U.S. News | The Christian Post


June 16

 

God Trumps Man: Why Biden-Harris are Perfect for the Church — Truth + Fire (truthandfire.com)

 

"Black Lives Matter! Wait...Where is the Church?" — Truth + Fire (truthandfire.com)

 

Southern Baptist Seminaries Are Choosing Whiteness Over Witness | Sojourners (for information purposes)

 

Casting Out Demons - Current (currentpub.com) (for information purposes)

 

'What Is God Like?' Late author Rachel Held Evans' first children's book invites questions (religionnews.com) (for information purposes)

 

Hong Kong’s disappearing documentaries | WORLD (wng.org)


June 17

 

Union Seminary’s Pride Month Denounces Religious Liberty - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Ibram X. Kendi: Antiracists Fundamentally Reject 'Savior Theology' And Embrace Liberation Theology - Protestia


June 18

 

Now Let Us Sing! Juneteenth 2021 | The University of Chicago Divinity School (uchicago.edu)

 

Chicago Tribune's take on Moody Bible student lacks some tough, logical questions — GetReligion

 

Pitiful Pride | Carl R. Trueman | First Things

 

Week of June 12th Newsletter - The Trinity Church (church pastored by Mark Driscoll retains law firm to possibly act against “malicious and defamatory statements”)

 

SCOTUS sides with Christian foster agency in Philly LGBT case | Politics News | The Christian Post

 

NEA responds to Supreme Court ruling in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia | NEA

 

The Supreme Court Sets a Good Precedent in Fulton, But Questions Remain | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer (christianitytoday.com)

 

The Supreme Court’s Unanimous Fulton Ruling Is a Victory for Children | National Review

 

Court Unanimity Important in Fulton Case | National Review

 

Supreme Court sides with Catholic foster care agency that refused to work with same-sex couples - CBS News

 

Free Indeed? - Current (currentpub.com)

 

America Needs Southern Baptists - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Behind The Aspen Institute's Upcoming Report On Silencing Dissent (thefederalist.com)

 

2021 Summer Reading - Meet, Write, & Salutary: Conversation & Community for Lutheran Writers (maryjmoerbe.com) (she could do a lot better in reading choices – I offer my own list through good reads, as well as a list on Amazon for books I’m considering purchasing and reading)

June 19

 

Monogamous Marriage Isn’t A Product Of The Patriarchy, It’s A Guard Against It | Evie Magazine

 

A new Southern Baptist leader in a contentious age | WORLD (wng.org)

 

Juneteenth is a Day to Celebrate True American History | The Stream


June 21

 

LWF elects Estonian Anne Burghardt as new General Secretary | The Lutheran World Federation

 

New President for Japan Lutheran Church - International Lutheran Council (ilc-online.org)

 

Christian artist shares journey from the occult to ministry | Living News | The Christian Post

 

Thinking about 1962: Catholic politicos, an archbishop, excommunication, doctrine and race — GetReligion

 

My Anchor Holds | Tim Challies

 

Jen Hatmaker quits “church” and invites you to join her – Joshua Rogers

 

Lutheran Catholicism vs. Roman Catholicism vs. Anti-Catholicism | Gene Veith (patheos.com)

 

On Being Christian in Our Strange Secular, Neo-Pagan Society - Juicy Ecumenism



June 22

 

China’s state churches to celebrate Communist Party’s centennial | World News | The Christian Post

 

Huckster Jim Bakker Makes Desperate Plea for $1000, Will Give Blanket and Mug in Return - Protestia


June 23

 

Beijing’s attempt to stop the press | WORLD (wng.org)

 

Ben Zobrist, World Series hero for the Cubs, sues former pastor for alleged affair with his wife (religionnews.com)

 

U.S. Catholic Bishops Aren’t Playing Politics With Communion, Biden Is (thefederalist.com)

 

It’s been a journey (thegospelcoalition.org)

 

Why We Opposed an Anti-Abortion Resolution at the Southern Baptist Convention - Public Discourse (thepublicdiscourse.com)

 

Vatican opposes Italian draft law to combat LGBT hate crimes - The Washington Post

 

“Even North Korea Isn’t This Nuts” | Gene Veith (patheos.com)

 

Biden White House officials hold first meeting with atheist, secular groups (religionnews.com)

 

Mike Lindell Says Donald Trump Will Be Back in Office 'By This Fall, For Sure' (newsweek.com)

 

Dana Hall McCain: Southern Baptist Convention’s problematic abortion resolution - al.com


June 24

 

FIRST-PERSON: Theological liberalism in the SBC? | Baptist Press

 

God's Mandate for Righteous Anger (cognosceveritatem.com)

 

Former megachurch pastor and presidential adviser Kirbyjon Caldwell enters prison (religionnews.com)

 

Jim Bakker, his church settle lawsuit over COVID-19 claims (religionnews.com)

 

UChicago Divinity School Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion names Executive Director (religionnews.com)

 

Why Leftwing Regimes–from North Korea to American Academia–Don’t Allow Freedom | Gene Veith (patheos.com)

 

Nashville's 1st queer female Lutheran pastor tells LGBTQ faithful, 'God has not let go of you' (nbcnews.com) (for information purposes only)

 

Biden ‘Dear Educator’ letter issues trans-discrimination warning | Politics News | The Christian Post


June 27

 

Our Rainbow Regime | R. R. Reno | First Things

 

What Are Bodies For? Beyond Bathrooms and Women’s Sports - Public Discourse (thepublicdiscourse.com)

 

Shutdown Of Hong Kong's Free Press Is An Indictment Of Western Fools (thefederalist.com)

 

The Normalization of Sin: NFL Player Comes Out as Gay | The Stream

 

What Would Jesus Say About Gay Pride? | The Stream


June 28

 

Does Jesus welcome all sin into the church? | Voice | The Christian Post

 

Why Haven’t More People Seen ‘The Chosen’? - The Atlantic

 

Exposing the false religion of the Great Awokening | Opinion News | The Christian Post

 

Trudeau: Pope must apologize after nearly 1,000 graves found | World News | The Christian Post

 

Pope sends letter praising priest who ministers to LGBTQ Catholics (religionnews.com)

 

Presbyterian Pastor: LGBTQIA+ “Saved the Church” - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Francis Cheers 'Pastoral Zeal' Of LGBT Crusader | The American Conservative

 

U.S. senator requests Canada investigated for religious freedom violations over Alberta pastors arrests | Globalnews.ca


June 29

 

Christian Marxist Commends God to 'Apostate' Conservative - Juicy Ecumenism

 

For the Church | Jesus and The Reality of Hell (ftc.co)

 

Pastoral Meanderings: Mr. Biden, we hope you are listening. . .

 

Mike Lindell Urges SCOTUS to 'Immediately' Reinstate Trump and 'Get Rid of Communists' (newsweek.com)

 

Matthew West Gets Canceled For … Promoting Morality? | The Stream

 

Meet The Flyover Women Pop Culture Ignores (thefederalist.com)

 

Non-Binary Methodism - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Episcopal Official: Fulton Supreme Court Decision ‘Disguising Homophobia’ - Juicy Ecumenism


June 30

 

Evangelical Covenant Church joins list of Protestant denominations rebuking Doctrine of Discovery (religionnews.com)

 

Virginia Theological Seminary pays first round of reparations | Church & Ministries News | The Christian Post

 

We need more sound biblical doctrine in the American church | Voice | The Christian Post


Saturday, May 01, 2021

Interesting Links from May 2021

 

Pastor Arrested for Saying That Marriage is Between a Man and a Woman (reformationcharlotte.org)

 

Finland Persecutes Christian Lawmaker | The American Conservative

 

Why I’m #NeverJenner and You Should Be Too | The Stream

 

The Bizarre Afterlife of a Christine Blasey Ford Booster | The Stream

 

Canadian Court Empowers Police to ‘Do Anything Necessary’ to Disrupt Church, Find Pastor – Faithwire

 

Franklin Graham Suggests 'Cancel Culture' Is a 'Road Toward Communism' (newsweek.com)

 

No Ralph Warnock, the early Church was not socialist - The Christian Post

 

Josh Duggar, Family Values Crusader and TV Star, Faces Child Pornography Charge (newsweek.com)

 

Theologian Slams Methodist Church for Creating ‘Two Religions’ Over LGBT Issues – Faithwire

 

Finnish Bishop Elect charged over historic Christian teachings on human sexuality - International Lutheran Council (ilc-online.org)

 

Tennessee teen responds to viral video of dress, dispute with ex-CEO (usatoday.com) (ridiculous article)

 

Biden Isn’t A ‘Very Catholic President,’ He Openly Flouts Church Teaching (thefederalist.com)

 

About - Luther Classical College “…the Lutheran Church has the greatest theology, the best hymns, the most excellent music in the history of the world.

 

Christian MP faces prison for tweeting Bible verses on marriage - The Christian Post

 

'Ravi is not guilty': Wife of late Ravi Zacharias defends him against sexual and spiritual abuse findings (premierchristian.news)

 

Former reality star, Josh Duggar, arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, pleads not guilty (religionnews.com)

 

Rachel Hollis's Problem Isn't Privilege, It's An Anti-Christian Gospel (thefederalist.com)


May 4

 

We Lost The Building and Kept The Church | Trinity Bible Chapel

 

Josh Duggar pleads not guilty to child pornography charges - The Christian Post

 

China shuts down Bible App, Christian WeChat accounts - The Christian Post

 

Finnish Christian politician Päivi Räsänen formally charged for hate crime against homosexuals, Evangelical Focus

 

Facing Woke Religion, the Gospel is Still Good News | The American Conservative

 

A Conservative Student's Experience at an ELCA Seminary - EXPOSING THE ELCA


May 19

 

In Ordaining A Trans Bishop, Leftist Denomination Calls God A Liar (thefederalist.com)

 

Pastors warn smartphone addiction 'major issue' in Church | Living | The Christian Post

 

A National Day of Prayer to “the Thing” | The Stream

 

Biden Leaves God Out of His National Day of Prayer Proclamation | The Stream

 

Max Lucado receives the 2021 ECPA Pinnacle Award (religionnews.com)

 

Melinda Gates Warned Bill Gates About Jeffrey Epstein (thedailybeast.com)

 

Pastor slams contemporary worship: It ‘harms discipleship' | Church & Ministries | The Christian Post

 

'USA Today' Writer Labels Promise Keepers CEO's Biblical Stance on Sexuality 'Hate Speech' — Charisma News

 

Millionaire BLM Founder Admits She's Marxist, Proud Of Mao Comparisons (thefederalist.com)

 

A Christian College Sues to Protect Its Values Against the Federal Leviathan — The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal (jamesgmartin.center)

 

ELCA Elects First Transgender Bishop - EXPOSING THE ELCA

 

Franklin Graham warns Biden: 'Omitting God is a dangerous thing' | Politics | The Christian Post

 

Transgender Lutheran Bishop & Nicaea - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Megan Rohrer Elected As 1st Openly Transgender Bishop In U.S. Lutheran Church : NPR

 

ELCA elects first openly transgender bishop | Church & Ministries | The Christian Post

 

Queer Easter by Guy Erwin – Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries (elm.org)

 

First ELCA transgender bishop, Megan Rohrer, hopes to 'translate good news' for the curious (religionnews.com)

 

To Sean Hannity: Please do not make ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner into a hero | Voice | The Christian Post

 

Megan Rohrer elected bishop of ELCA Sierra Pacific Synod - ELCA

 

Megan Rohrer | Profiles | LGBTQ Religious Archives Network

 

Why Christianity And Critical Race Theory Cannot Coexist (thefederalist.com)

 

Red & Blue Christianity - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Falls Church Episcopal Calls Gay Rector - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Transgender Bishop Is a Rejection of Christianity – PJ Media

 

Megan Rohrer, a Lutheran pastor, on making history as the first transgender bishop. (slate.com)

 

Army chaplain punished for opposing trans troops appeals | Politics | The Christian Post

 

Christians beheaded in Indonesia terror attack | World | The Christian Post

 

CCCU Says LGBT Lawsuit Is Frivolous...... | News & Reporting | Christianity Today

 

Once Creation Goes, Everything Else Falls Apart — Gottesdienst

 

NOBTS student arrested for child pornography | Church & Ministries | The Christian Post

 

Alice Cooper says he's a devout Christian who prays daily | Entertainment | The Christian Post

 

Why Should an American Follow Jesus? | The Stream

 

The GOP's Sacred Eunuch: The Ludicrous Bruce Jenner | The Stream

 

Universalism: The Trendy But Treacherous Belief That Hell is Empty | The Stream

 

The Vital Signs of American Christianity: Critical But Not Terminal? | The Stream

 

Uncle Sam + Lesbian Moms | The American Conservative

 

ELCA Proudly Announces They Have Their First Transgender Bishop - EXPOSING THE ELCA

 

Mark Driscoll Accused of Cult-Like Actions; 24/7 Surveillance (julieroys.com) (not totally sold on this reporting and spin but providing the source anyway)

 

New podcast: Yes, election of first trans/queer/gender fluid ELCA bishop was a big story — GetReligion

 

Protestant Denomination Elects First Transgender Bishop, Who Celebrates ‘Dismantling’ Theology – Faithwire

 

Gay Activists Now Calling for a Ban on Prayer for Gay Conversion, Calling it "Hate Prayer" (reformationcharlotte.org)

 

Would You Be Willing to Stand? Religious Persecution Comes to Finland | Answers in Genesis

 

Virginia Mollenkott’s Women, Men, and the Bible shaped my life | The Christian Century

 

Enlightened entertainment | WORLD (wng.org)

 

Opinion | German Catholic priests blessing same-sex marriages may be on to something divine - The Washington Post (ridiculous opinion piece)

 

Canzano: Time for another dose of common sense -- unmask youth sports - oregonlive.com

 

Houses Of Worship Grapple With Vaccination Divide : NPR

 

WTF: Donald Trump Jr. Posts an Image Celebrating Caitlyn Jenner as a Beautiful ‘Conservative Girl’ - Big League Politics

 

Megan Rohrer Elected as Lutheran Church's First Transgender Bishop | PEOPLE.com

 

Transgender Person Installed As Associate to the Bishop in ELCA Synod - EXPOSING THE ELCA

 

The Ministry of Sorrow | Tim Challies

 

‘This Is … Fascist Biology’: Twitter Suspends Politician for Saying Men ‘Cannot Get Pregnant’ – Faithwire

 

Our First Look at How Pompeo and Blinken See Reli... | Christianity Today

 

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly — Gottesdienst (Beane says that the 1941 Lutheran Hymnal rubrics more resembled Adam’s loincloth than the historic vestments of the church)

 

7 Ways to be vindicated against false accusation | Voice | The Christian Post

 

Candace Cameron Bure credits spicy sex life for strong marriage | Entertainment | The Christian Post

 

NPR Insults the Prophet Muhammad? - Current (currentpub.com)

 

Biden White House officials hold first meeting with atheist, secular groups (religionnews.com)

 

The World's Hatred is not a Guarantee that You are Following Jesus (keithmathison.org)

 

CCCU fights LGBT students' lawsuit targeting Christian colleges | U.S. | The Christian Post

 

Biden cancels Trump's plans for Garden of American Heroes | Politics | The Christian Post

 

Baylor provides path for LGBTQ campus group, says position unchanged on sexuality - Baptist Press

 

Why Twitter Isn't Manly | The American Conservative


May 20

 

Lutheran Social Services files for bankruptcy | State & Regional | bismarcktribune.com

 

The Mischievous Protestant’s Guide to Catholic Rome | Tim Challies

 

What Happened to the ACLU? | The American Conservative

 

DC Talks' Kevin Max Renounces His Faith, Promotes 'Universal Christ' - Protestia

 

Transgender woman to become Lutheran bishop | News | LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)

 

With All Respect, Demi Lovato, You Are Not Non-Binary. You are Deeply Confused | The Stream

 

Wyoming District re-elects Hill (lcms.org) (If they really wanted to badly enough, I think any of these U.S. church districts could have found a way to hold their conventions in 2021, and they still could.  It was kind of ridiculous that the national convention was postponed until 2023.  Wimpy!  Maybe there needs to be some thought about doing these conventions in a different way.)

 

Jane Goodall, celebrated primatologist, wins 2021 Templeton Prize (religionnews.com)

 

Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife: Observing the Church Year in the Home, Part I (sisterdaughtermotherwife.com)

 

Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife: Observing the Church Year in the Home, Part II (Or, Why Commemorate the Saints?) (sisterdaughtermotherwife.com)

 

Racial Justice in Lutheranland — Protect Your Noggin


Regarding the above link, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod theology professor Dr. Peter Scaer wrote on Facebook on May 27, “Lutherans for Racial Justice should be marked and avoided. Now they are onto Islamophobia, but with the same strategy of stories, painful conversations and vague accusations. There is not one word here about the dangers of Islam, its false doctrine or denial of Christ. Check out minute 24, where they talk about the fact that Christians do not have a monopoly on grace. As an example, they bring up the fact that in the Christian tradition, Christ had to die on the cross as a payment for sin. In Islam, God simply has mercy. That led to the mention of other theories of the atonement. The Lutheran pastor said nothing against this idea. Bad and dangerous stuff.”  However, LCMS college history professor and increasingly influential podcaster Dr. Jeff Mallinson strongly supports the group Lutherans for Racial Justice.  LRJ founder/leader Rev. Matthew Gonzalez says that the group is in line with LCMS resolutions and argues that LRJ is consistent with traditional Lutheranism and the Bible.


May 21

 

Preach the Gospel. When Necessary, Do It In Drag | Sojourners

 

Bow Down to Your New Christ — Gottesdienst

 

Mark Driscoll Pays for Honeymoon with Church Funds; Compensates Interns with Gift Cards, Former Members Say (julieroys.com) (sorry to read this concerning report – I have defended Driscoll in the past but this doesn’t sound good)

 

Progressive Christians: Where and How They Differ with Jesus (gospelrelevance.com)

 

Teaching the Trinity to Young Children | Gene Veith (patheos.com)

 

Dobbs v. Jackson: This is the Big One | The American Conservative

 

Pastoral Meanderings: A purely political act. . .


May 22

 

Swiss evangelicals reject Covid certificate to enter worship services, Evangelical Focus

 

LGBTQ rights and religion: What America can learn from the Utah compromise - Deseret News

 

NJ priest pleads guilty to stealing over $500K from church | U.S. | The Christian Post

 

Gays Buy House Across From Westboro Baptist and Paint it Rainbow Pride Colors (reformationcharlotte.org)

 

Conservatives Who Call Caitlyn Jenner 'She' Forfeit The Truth (thefederalist.com)

 

Pastoral Meanderings: Why I am opposed to prayer in public schools. . .

 

Jeffrey Epstein Prison Guards Admit They Did Not Make Required Checks, Cut Deal to Avoid Jail Time (newsweek.com)


May 23

 

Church hangs pride flag, hopes it sends message of inclusivity | KELOLAND.com (for information purposes)

 

Liz Wheeler announces new video podcast after leaving OANN last year | Washington Examiner

 

'Rigged': Mollie Hemingway's Definitive Account of the 2020 Election Democrats Won't Want You to Read by Spencer Brown (townhall.com) (the author received an honorary doctorate from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on May 21)

 

Three Biblical Problems with Critical Race Theory | Answers in Genesis

 

ELCA Elects Openly Transgender Bishop | Answers in Genesis

 

Christian Realtor Losing License Over Personal Beliefs on LGBT Issues – Faithwire

 

May 24 (discussing Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass, Dr. Jeff Mallinson and the creation/evolution issue)

Regarding Dr. Swamidass

 

William Lane Craig: An Exchange with Ken Ham (peacefulscience.org) (Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis criticized)

 

America’s Clergy Are Teaming Up With Scientists | WIRED

 

A Compromise on Creationism (peacefulscience.org)

 

Upcoming science book reveals that 'Adam and Eve' could have existed. (usatoday.com)

 

Wash U's Dr. Joshua Swamidass Builds Bridge Between Science And Creation Myths In New Book | St. Louis Public Radio (stlpublicradio.org)

 

Q&A on “A Compromise on Creationism” (peacefulscience.org)

 

Why I Went Public on Evolution : A Postdoc Lost in the Church (peacefulscience.org)

 

Why I Left Young-Earth Creationism (peacefulscience.org) (From Dr. Swamidass’s “Peaceful Science” web site)

 

Going Public in The Journal on Jesus and Evolution (peacefulscience.org)

 

Q&A: The Age of Rubio's Earth (peacefulscience.org)

 

Regarding Creationists and Their Views

 

Are We Wrong to Call Out Compromise? | Answers in Genesis

 

Dr. Craig Responds to Ken Ham | Podcast | Reasonable Faith

 

Review: 'The Genealogical Adam and Eve' - creation.com (creationist scholars criticized Dr. Swamidass’s book on Adam and Eve)

 

Regarding Dr. Jeff Mallinson

 

Review of Joshua Swamidass, The Genealogical Adam and Eve — Protect Your Noggin (Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod professor in California recommends Dr. Swamidass’s book on human origins)


May 25

 

Falsehood and Fallacy - Meet, Write, & Salutary: Conversation & Community for Lutheran Writers (maryjmoerbe.com) (not sure if this is a truly good book or not, but providing information on it nonetheless)

 

Texas and Massachusetts: A Tale of Two States - Current (currentpub.com)

 

What is a beautiful church building for? | The Christian Century (not an excuse to preach a willfully bad sermon)

 

Why you should (and probably do) believe in limited atonement | Opinion | The Christian Post (for information purposes)

 

Voddie Baucham Reminds us How Wrong Martin Luther King Was on the Gospel and His Neo-Marxist Worldview (reformationcharlotte.org)

 

Pastoral Meanderings: When will we speak with one voice. . . (The question is asked, “When will we speak with one voice?”  Answer: Probably never.  Much more could be said in amplification.  Pastor Larry Peters is right, though, about not cancelling the conventions in 2021 in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Clearly, they could have happened if people were motivated enough to have them.)

 

China Blocks Keywords like 'Christ,' 'Bible,' and 'Gospel' from Social Media Giant - Protestia


May 26

 

What Jesus Does Not Pray | Tim Challies

 

Monday, May 10, 2021 - AlbertMohler.com (about Megan Rohrer, as are the next three messages – Rohrer is a way off base so-called “Bishop” – totally unqualified to be a pastor according to the pastoral epistles – quite possibly not even a Christian as defined by the Bible)

 

Deviancy in the Clergy (churchmilitant.com)

 

ELCA Synod Elects Rev. Megan Rohrer as First Trans Bishop (churchleaders.com)

 

Hear Every Voice? NPR's Sunday Propaganda Celebrating First Transgender Lutheran Bishop | Newsbusters

 

Transgender Activists Do Not Want You To Hear Of 'Transition' Regret (thefederalist.com)

 

How Would Christ Respond to Wokeness? | The Stream

 

Church of Scotland Moves Towards Redefinition of Marriage - Juicy Ecumenism

 

The Full Scale of Anti-Trans, Anti-LGBTQ Bills in State Houses Will Shock You (thedailybeast.com) (if you can overlook the biased headline and spin, there is good information here on what is going on)


May 27

 

Bishop To Remove Beloved Priest Who Preaches Against Wicked Clergy (thefederalist.com)

 

Kintz Retires as President & CEO of Concordia Publishing House (cph.org) (some CPH material has been excellent, some middling, some not that good at all, many tend to be a bit on the pricey side)

 

Kintz Retires - Meet, Write, & Salutary: Conversation & Community for Lutheran Writers (maryjmoerbe.com)

 

Hillsong CEO Says It's "Unfortunate" to Represent What the Bible Says About Homosexuality (reformationcharlotte.org)

 

Why does ?pro-life? mean disregarding the actual lives of pregnant people? - The Washington Post (Washington Post repeats decades old complaints/arguments and uses the phraseology “pregnant people.”)

 

The true Republican religion (religionnews.com) (for information purposes)

 

RZIM apologist who wrote book with Zacharias says he was deceived | Church & Ministries | The Christian Post

 

Jim Bakker Claims His Specuatular Downfall and Jail Time was Due to 'Cancel Culture' - Protestia

 

FRC Launches New Center for Biblical Worldview, Welcomes George Barna and Owen Strachan as Senior Fellows (prnewswire.com)


May 29

 

'60 Minutes' slammed for airing detransitioners' regrets | U.S. | The Christian Post

 

Jim Bakker claims his 1989 imprisonment caused by cancel culture | Church & Ministries | The Christian Post

 

‘Jesus was a political revolutionary’: Ibram X. Kendi ‘rejects’ orthodox Christianity – Acton Institute PowerBlog (Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison shared this article on Facebook and commented, “This Acton Institute article on a major proponent of CRT (Kendi) and his abhorrent views of Christianity and its mission (‘savior theology’) is important.”  A Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (I was in the WELS 2004-2011 and was an Elder in a WELS church then) relative gave me Kendi’s best selling book on antiracism.  I threw it in the garbage after reading it.  Kendi strongly supported homosexuality and placed it in the same category of race, which was a deal breaker in being very wrong.)

 

Evangelical Christians must rethink their reflexive support for Israel (religionnews.com)

 

Twitter Bans Spanish Politician for Saying “A Man Cannot Get Pregnant” | Answers in Genesis

 

US Bishops try to rein in the Biden administration, but the Vatican is all smiles (religionnews.com)

 

A year of riots | WORLD (wng.org)

 

After a year of Portland protests, activists see no end in sight - oregonlive.com


May 31

 

Church of Sweden declares denomination is trans-inclusive | World | The Christian Post

 

USA Today faces backlash for caving to LGBT activists | U.S. | The Christian Post

 

Whatever Is False, Whatever Is Immoral, Whatever Is Prejudiced… | Tim Challies