Saturday, May 01, 2021

Interesting Links from May 2021


Pastor Arrested for Saying That Marriage is Between a Man and a Woman (


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' (


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


Josh Duggar, Family Values Crusader and TV Star, Faces Child Pornography Charge (


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 (


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


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


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 (


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


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

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 (


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 (


Melinda Gates Warned Bill Gates About Jeffrey Epstein (


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 (


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


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 (


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


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 (


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. (


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 ( (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" (


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 (


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 -


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 |


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 (


Biden White House officials hold first meeting with atheist, secular groups (


The World's Hatred is not a Guarantee that You are Following Jesus (


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 |


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 (


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


Wyoming District re-elects Hill ( (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 (


Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife: Observing the Church Year in the Home, Part I (


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


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 ( (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 (


Teaching the Trinity to Young Children | Gene Veith (


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 (


Conservatives Who Call Caitlyn Jenner 'She' Forfeit The Truth (


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 (

May 23


Church hangs pride flag, hopes it sends message of inclusivity | (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 ( (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 ( (Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis criticized)


America’s Clergy Are Teaming Up With Scientists | WIRED


A Compromise on Creationism (


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


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


Q&A on “A Compromise on Creationism” (


Why I Went Public on Evolution : A Postdoc Lost in the Church (


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


Going Public in The Journal on Jesus and Evolution (


Q&A: The Age of Rubio's Earth (


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' - (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 ( (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 (


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 (


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 - (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 (


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


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


Transgender Activists Do Not Want You To Hear Of 'Transition' Regret (


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 ( (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 (


Kintz Retires as President & CEO of Concordia Publishing House ( (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 (


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


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 ( (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 (

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 (


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 (


A year of riots | WORLD (


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

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

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