As previously reported here and here, a huge hullabaloo erupted after retired pastor and author Eugene Peterson, best known for “The Message,” commented during an interview that he would be willing to officiate a same-sex ceremony for “Christians of good faith” … Continue reading
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that high-profile Christian business men would “leverage their ‘success’ as executives to project themselves as expert advice-givers to pastors,” as Ed Stetzer and Thom Rainer are doing. What is surprising, though, is that pastors would be … Continue reading
Bud Ahlheim of Pulpit & Pen tackles LifeWay Christian Resources’s announcement that they were pulling Jen Hatmaker’s books for publicly declaring that she affirms homosexuality and gay “marriage.” According to Ahlheim, Lifeway deems it “inappropriate to sell an author with … Continue reading
According to Baptist Press: LifeWay Christian Resources has discontinued resources featuring bestselling Bible study author Jen Hatmaker just days after she voiced approval of gay marriage and the gay lifestyle. “In a recent interview, [Hatmaker] voiced significant changes in her … Continue reading
Bud Ahlheim of Pulpit & Pen illuminates us on Beth Moore’s troubling teaching. Despite all the warnings and wake up calls Bereans are shouting from the rooftops, many women still idolize Mrs. Moore and choose to follow her decidedly unbiblical, and oftentimes dangerous, … Continue reading
Pulpit & Pen brings to our attention Ed Stetzer’s continuing lack of discernment. This is important because Stetzer runs the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention so he has a lot of clout in the Christian community. According to … Continue reading
According to Christianity Today: LifeWay Christian Resources, which bills itself as “one of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services,” has pulled Mark Driscoll’s books from its website and more than 180 stores nationwide. The action by the … Continue reading
More detail over at Apprising Ministries.
Apprising Ministries with the latest on this sad story which even touched the publishing horn of the SBC.
Multiple news outlets have reported that the SBC’s LifeWay Christian stores have agreed to stop selling the movie “The Blind Side” due to its coarse language and blasphemy. This is to be commended. However, many questionable resources still are available … Continue reading
Earlier today we posted “Eugene Peterson’s Error Isn’t About Gay Weddings” to inform you that Eugene Peterson stated in an interview with Jonathan Merritt of Religion News Service that he had changed his mind on same-sex marriage — he’s all … Continue reading
Amy Spreeman of Berean Research has this challenge for pastors: Purge Jen Hatmaker’s anti-biblical influence from your women’s ministries. Many, MANY churches have latched on to some of the most dangerous teachers in Christendom, and you’ll find the worst of the worst … Continue reading
Bud Alheim of Pulpit & Pen analyses a survey commissioned by Ligonier Ministries which is a must read — or read it and weep. The following explains what the survey is about: In 2016 Ligonier Ministries commissioned LifeWay Research to implement … Continue reading
William Thornthon of SBC Voices has provided a list of things that he views as “inappropriate interaction” with women. He writes: When a pastor is said to be “inappropriately involved with a woman or women in his church other than his … Continue reading
Pulpit & Pen has the story: Beth Moore, the preacher highly promoted by Southern Baptists’ Lifeway Christian Resources, is headlining Joyce Meyer’s LoveLife Women’s Conference this year. Joining Moore will be Hillsong Word-Faith ‘pastor,’ Christine Caine, and Kari Jobe, the … Continue reading
According to Baptist Press: Protestant pastors are increasingly polarized about Islam, with a growing share labeling the Muslim faith violent while a sharply rising minority calls it spiritually good, a new study shows. Although a majority considers Islam dangerous, a … Continue reading
Pulpit & Pen reports: Lifeway – a Southern Baptist entity – will soon have their (arguably) most prominent executive speak at a Muslim-Evangelical interfaith event. Ed Stetzer, Vice President of Lifeway Insights Division and executive director of Lifeway Research, will … Continue reading
Sharon Lareau of Chapter 3 Ministries challenges her readers to put on their thinking caps as they evaluate material LifeWay released to promote Beth Moore’s upcoming simulcast. Are there any red flags? I have decided to take another break from … Continue reading
According to Baptist Press: With the potential affairs of millions exposed by a hack of the adultery-facilitating Ashley Madison website, Southern Baptist leaders have offered counsel to affected families, churches and individuals. “We are already hearing stories of families torn … Continue reading
Over at Pulpit & Pen, JD Hall writes: Ed Stetzer, whose employer – Lifeway “Christian” Resources – sells more than a few Andy Stanley books, interviewed the Texas pastor on the topic of preaching related to his book, Communicating for … Continue reading
It has been over two weeks since the popular miniseries, ‘The Bible,’ finished airing on The History Channel. The show, which was produced by Roman Catholic Roma Downey (of the series ‘Touched By an Angel’) and her husband Mark Burnett … Continue reading
Associated Baptist Press reports: One fifth of Americans haven’t decided if they will attend church on Easter Sunday, according to newly reported numbers by LifeWay Research. The rest of the population is roughly half and half. Four in 10 — … Continue reading
A recent Lifeway Research survey reveals that the number of Americans who believe that homosexuality is a sin appears to be declining. The Gospel Coalition blog provides a brief summary and discussion of these findings.
Apprising Ministries gives you the details concerning Shirer’s joy. Shirer has been working closely with Beth Moore and Kay Arthur in the SBC’s Lifeway Going Deeper series.
The book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans has found itself the subject of several recent headlines. The SBC bookstore chain, Lifeway, refused to sell the book, citing as their primary reason the poor sales record of … Continue reading