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John Ortberg hid son’s identity in investigation, other “son” says

Two siblings, two sexual perversions and one father who has come under fire for not doing the right thing. What is interesting is that John Ortberg, senior pastor of Menlo Church and frequent Willow Creek Leadership Summit speaker, had previously helped investigate the allegations of misconduct against Willow Creek founder Bill Hybels, who tried to cover […]

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Zondervan to Launch Enneagram Documentary: “Nine”

“This is your invitation to begin the journey of a life transformed,” says Zondervan Publishing, the makers of NINE: The Enneagram Documentary. This will be Zondervan’s first film, and it is launching this fall with heavy PR and marketing campaigning. And though they haven’t said so, I imagine the prepackaged sermonette kits are on the […]

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By WHOSE Standard?

Saints, you’ll want to pay close attention to how the Social Justice Movement has been worming its way into churches of all denominations, but especially into the pews of the Southern Baptist Convention. It’s as if leaders have forgotten that Jesus came as Savior to wipe away our guilt and shame, and are instead demanding […]

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Lou Engel ends “The Call” to usher in Billy Graham’s “mantle”

Millions of young people around the world are being told that they can soon supernaturally receive the hovering mantle of evangelism from the late Billy Graham, and that this opportunity will be theirs on February 23. Please hear me, Christian, there is no “mantle” from any person dead or alive that we are to activate […]

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Holding on.

Discernment Ministry. What do you think of when you hear or read that term? Does your nose wrinkle a little? Does your upper lip curl in disgust? A lot of good, solid, caring, sheep-loving discerning writers are being told not to quit their day jobs due to the actions of a few. Whether those actions […]

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Why we “Mark and Avoid”

There is a growing trend to dismiss the Bible in a world that says, “you can’t believe a book that’s a couple thousand years old,” as Rob Bell has done. Bell recently made these statements and said that the Church is very close to embracing gay marriage. If you haven’t boldly marked false teachers, people […]

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Liberation-Not For Everybody

Youth Testify, a new program launched by Advocates for Youth and the National Network of Abortion Funds is “helping young people advocate for their reproductive rights and reframe the narrative around abortion.” Reframe the narrative? According to Peter Jones, re-framing means that “not a word of warning will be given to young women about the death knell that will forever […]

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Andy Stanley: “Most Former Christians Still Have a Crush on Jesus”

Megachurch leader Andy Stanley has made some interesting statements over the past few years. Most notably are his statements distancing himself from the authority of Scripture. Easy to mark and avoid a teacher like this, right? Actually, not so easy. Stanley’s many marketable brands include curricula for children, teens, adults, couples…and many well-meaning church staff […]

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