About Marsha West

Marsha West is the owner and managing editor of Christian Research Network, Apprising Ministries (the late Ken Silva’s blog) and On Solid Rock Resources. She is also co-founder of Berean Research. For two decades Marsha was the owner and managing editor of Email Brigade website as well as the EMB News Report, a bi-weekly email report for conservative people of faith. For many years Marsha was a regular contributor to several blogs including CRN, RenewAmerica, News With Views and Web Commantary as well as popular websites she no longer endorses: American Family Association, Worldview Weekend, Stand Up For The Truth, The Christian Post and Christian Headlines. Although Marsha still blogs, her primary focus is CRN. Marsha also writes Research Papers (White Papers) on various topics that are published on CRN, Berean Research and On Solid Rock Resources. Visit Marsha’s other sites: On Solid Rock Resources https://www.onsolidrockresources.com/ Berean Research http://bereanresearch.com Apprising Ministries http://apprising.org Marsha’s RenewAmerica Column http://renewamerica.com/columns/mwest Marsha’s Facebook Page http://facebook.com/marsha.west.77

Revoice Gay-Straight Friends Planning a Life Together

“This rationale brings up questions that churches have not had to consider before. Why is it OK for a male youth director to describe another man repeatedly as cute but not OK for a male youth director to say this about another woman? Is it OK for a male youth director to describe the Lord Jesus Christ as cute?”

(Shawn Mathis – Pastor Mathis.com) Revoice rocked the Reformed world in 2018. They introduced the first coming-out event that began normalizing homosexuality in the church. In 2020, they introduced the first coming-out of a gay-straight couple.

You read that right. Couple. Is that the right word? Continue reading

Christianity Today Says Jesus Taught us How to ‘Doubt Faithfully,’ We’re Saved by His Doubts

“This view of God is actually a perversion that is found throughout the seeker-sensitive prosperity gospel movement. Steven Furtick pushes the same idea of “faithful doubting.” This demotes Jesus to one who is man only at times, rather than God and man simultaneously…”

(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte)  If Christian leaders were faithful, publications like Christianity Today and The Gospel Coalition would cease to exist. At least, they would cease to identify as Christian publications. In a recent article, Christianity Today says that Jesus came to Earth to teach us how to “doubt faithfully,” whatever that means, and that “somehow,” we too are saved by his doubts. Continue reading

Gaslighting: How Leftist Psychopaths Demonize And Demoralize Their Opposition

“The race baiting used by leftists the past several years is a prime example of gaslighting – Telling people they are responsible for evils they had nothing to do with and that are completely unrelated to them, then demanding they declare submission and loyalty to an ideology that seeks to enslave them as a means to wash away sins they were never guilty of.”

(Brandon Smith – Alt-Market)  We have all heard this time honored cautionary mantra: “All governments lie”. It’s not a theory, it is a fact that history has proven time after time. I would only expand on the rule and say this: All governments, all corporations, all corporate media, all think tanks, and all corporate funded activist groups lie. There is a reason why public trust is at all time lows for the majority of these organizations, and it’s not because they are managed by good and honest people. Continue reading

Voddie Baucham suffers recovery setback, will have coronary bypass surgery Saturday

(Leonardo Blair – The Christian Post)  Weeks after undergoing a surgical procedure to treat his heart failure at the Mayo Clinic in Florida with high hopes of making a “full recovery,’ prominent Southern Baptist preacher Voddie Baucham Jr. has suffered a setback and is now set to undergo coronary bypass surgery Saturday, The Christian Post has learned.

Baucham, who currently serves as dean of theology at African Christian University in Zambia and a board member of Founders Ministries, was set to conduct a series of interviews, including one with CP, in the coming days to promote his new book, Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe, set for release next Tuesday. Continue reading

This Russiagate FBI Analyst Couldn’t Verify Anything In The Steele Dossier Yet Said Nothing For Years

As for Steele’s reliability as an FBI informant, the analyst merely “speculated” that his prior reporting was sound and did not see a need to “dig into” his handler’s case file, which showed that past tips from Steele had gone uncorroborated and were never used in court. 

(Paul Sperry – The Federalist)  For the past four years, Democrats and the Washington media have suspended disbelief about the Steele dossier’s credibility by arguing that some Russia allegations against Donald Trump and his advisers have been corroborated and therefore the most explosive charges may also be true. But recently declassified secret testimony by the FBI official in charge of corroborating the dossier blows up that narrative. Continue reading

Charismatic Prophetess Uses Anointed Staff to ‘Call Forth’ Donald Trump

“This is the fruit of run-of-the-mill charismatic culture. Someone like Kat Kerr isn’t an oddity or an outsider within this group. She’s not a wild-eyed loon, but rather a respected seer and revelatory. She is not a bug, but rather is a feature.”

(Protestia)  In an act reminiscent of Jesus’ calling Lazarus forth from the grave, our favorite pink-haired prophetess Kat Kerr took to Facebook to resurrect another man. Using language that ought to make any Christian extremely uncomfortable and reaching for a bible she calls former President Donald Trump to “come forth” and to take up his destiny, which presumably involves a military coup and taking over from Joe Biden. Continue reading

The ‘Insurrection’ Probe Is Falling Apart

“Despite heavy-handed threats and braggadocio about pending “sedition” cases, nearly three months later, the Justice Department has nothing even close to this boast—and their mouthpieces in the media are getting nervous.”

(Julie Kelly – American Greatness)   He is known as the “zip tie guy.” In one of the most iconic photographs of the January 6 Capitol melee, Eric Munchel, wearing tactical gear, is seen holding up a fistful of zip ties in the Senate gallery. Munchel, the media quickly concluded, brought the flex cuffs to arrest lawmakers attempting to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. The woman photographed with him later was identified as his mother, Lisa Eisenhart. Continue reading

Significant Issues Portend Vigorous Debates At the 2021 PCA General Assembly: Will the PCA have ‘gay Christian’ pastors and other church officers or not?

“What is at stake? Many consider that the disposition of the judicial cases (which concern investigations and actions of Missouri Presbytery re: Johnson and Revoice doctrine) and the fate of the various related overtures will signal the PCA’s future course vis-à-vis the allowability of “gay Christian” or SSA officers and pastors.” 

(Brad Isbel – The Aquila Report)  Tough times are ahead for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Most members and indeed many elders are unaware of the looming crisis, but fault lines, more or less visible in the past, may soon become gaping chasms accompanied by a great shaking that cannot be ignored. The issue is simply this: Will the PCA have “gay Christian” pastors and other church officers or not? Continue reading

Former Students Sue to Force LGBT Orthodoxy on Christian Colleges

“While the lawsuit takes aim at federal funding for colleges and universities like Azusa Pacific University, Baylor University, Bob Jones University, Brigham-Young University, Liberty University, and Fuller Theological Seminary, a ruling in favor of the plaintiffs would likely ultimately impact the conservative Christian colleges and universities that do not receive federal funding, such as Hillsdale College, Grove City College, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS), Boyce College, and others.”

(Tyler O’Neil – PJ Media)  When five unelected super-legislators on the Supreme Court unilaterally amended the Constitution to legalize same-sex marriage in 2015, Chief Justice John Roberts warned that the ruling would pose “hard questions” about the freedom of religious colleges to operate according to their convictions…. Continue reading

Bethel Church Promo Shows Bill Johnson Thinks People are Stupid

“Bill Johnson wants you to forget that the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry was shut down for much of last year, along with their church services and their healing houses because of that very virus. The school and church where they teach you to do miracles was shut down for months at a time because…they could not do any miracles.”

(Protestia)  A recent Facebook advertisement put up by Bill Johnson and the ragtag gang of con-artists at Bethel Church for their School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM) shows that the leadership in Redding must think anyone watching is a complete idiot, given how much they lie about their abilities and engage in revisionist history. Continue reading

New York To Officially Begin Requiring ‘Vaccine Passports’ On April 2

“As we begin reopening the valves on different sectors of our economy, we are putting guidelines in place to ensure individuals attending events involving larger gatherings have tested negative for COVID or have been vaccinated to avoid an outbreak of the virus.” 

(Ashe Schow – Daily Wire – New Yorkers will be required to show “vaccine passports” — proof that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine — in order to re-enter society. Continue reading

Police Show up at Gracelife Church Service and are Barred Entry, Warn Elders of Criminal Charges

(Protestia)  While James Coates made a triumphant return to his congregation last Sunday after spending over a month in jail, taking the pulpit to the joyous cheers of his congregants, some drama was brewing outside the church building.

While the mainstream media showed up with no fewer than six security guards and filmed across the street, having not been granted access to the church property, one reporter, Shelia Gunn Reid of Rebel news was granted access and filmed the sequence of events. Continue reading

Liberal Author Naomi Wolf Warns ‘Vaccine Passports’ Are the ‘End of Human Liberty in the West’

(Victoria Taft – PJ Media)  The Left would like to dismiss Naomi Wolf as a heretic and conspiracy theorist now that she disagrees with their anti-liberty responses to coronavirus, but her warning about President Biden’s threatened “vaccine passports” should be heeded.

Wolf, who started a tech site that she says is meant to bring the right and left together, says the passport would divide people between haves and have nots: those who have had the COVID shot and those who have not. In her words, it “is literally the end of human liberty in the West if this plan unfolds as planned.” Continue reading

When The Powerful Say Truth Is A Lie And Lies Are The Truth, No One Will Stand Up For America But You

Over at Axios, the news sites’ two co-founders wrote an article about President Joe Biden’s plan to “re-engineer America quickly.” At a closed-door White House meeting, they report, “the historians” agreed with the presidents’ thinking that, “It is time to go even bigger and faster than anyone expected. If that means chucking the filibuster and bipartisanship, so be it.”

(Christopher Bedford – The Federalist)  Open The New York Times’ politics page Thursday morning and the top headline reads, “Democrats Begin Push For Biggest Expansion In Voting Since 1960s.” It’s a story about the most important election power-grab in modern legislative history, with a slim, partisan majority of senators seeking to wrest control of elections away from state governments to ensure Democrat control for decades to come. Continue reading

Hunter Biden blockbuster: Memos detail quiet effort to assist indicted Ukrainian oligarch

The emails and text messages indicate that on-and-off effort to assist Firtash stretched through the summer and fall of 2015, with discussions centering on contacting various State Department officials including then-Secretary of State John Kerry…and then-Deputy Secretary Tony Blinken, now America’s top diplomat under President Biden.

(John Solomon – Just the News)   Hunter Biden and his business partner engaged in an effort to assist a fugitive Ukrainian oligarch indicted by his father’s administration, an effort that briefly captured the FBI’s attention and led one of the lawyers in the case to express concern that using the then-vice president’s son might backfire, according to emails, text messages and interviews. Continue reading

Who’s Actually Running This Thing?

What the Left fears most is being laughed at.

“They are going to show us just how smart they are by doing everything they’ve ever wanted to do. They’ll raise taxes and stop Keystone XL and let men compete on women’s sports teams and invite China to build our wireless infrastructure. They’ll make sure pregnant women can fly fighter jets. They’ll make you register your guns so it will be easier to confiscate them during the second Biden Administration. It’s going to be great.”

(Dan Gelernter – American Greatness) We’ve seen the headlines: Biden holding migrant children in cages. Biden crafts plan to raise taxes. Biden does this, Biden does that. But who is actually doing it? Continue reading

Pope appoints open homosexual to Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

(David McLoone – LifeSiteNews)  Pope Francis appointed Juan Carlos Cruz, an openly homosexual man, to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors on Wednesday. Cruz is himself a victim of clerical sexual abuse.

According to the 2004 John Jay Report on the nature and scope of clerical sexual abuse of minors, “The results of our study indicated that of all victims whose gender was reported, … 81% were male and 19% were female.” In other words, it seems that sexual abuse committed by members of the priesthood is overwhelmingly homosexual in nature. Continue reading

‘Yellow Journalism’ Goes Deepest Blue to Vilify Evangelicals as Mass Murderers

“It’s interesting that when terrorists who profess the Islamic faith act out, there’s always a strong outcry suggesting their rogue actions don’t represent true Islam. But in Mr. Long’s case and others where individuals who profess Christianity attack others, reporters eagerly and enthusiastically try to draw parallels between faith and their fanaticism.”

(Mark Tapscott – Patriot Daily Press)  Kim Strassel has graced the Wall Street Journal’s opinion pages for years during which time she has produced more than a few superbly crafted, tightly argued deconstructions of contemporary politics. Continue reading

Rapper Lil Nas X Rolls Out Line Of Bloody ‘Satan Shoes’ To Coincide With New Song About Demonic Sex

(Jon Brown – Daily Wire) Rapper Lil Nas X, also known as Montero Lamar Hill, rolled out a limited edition pair of Nike sneakers featuring satanic imagery and a drop of human blood to coincide with his new music video that depicts him giving Satan a lap dance.

The so-called “Satan Shoes,” which are 666 individually numbered pairs of Nike Air Max 97s that were modified by the company MSCHF, will be going for $1,018 beginning March 29.  Continue reading

Here’s What Happened as a Result of Gov. Abbott’s ‘Neanderthal Thinking’ About Mask Mandates

“Why does it surprise anyone that, when using their own judgment, people can take care of themselves and their families? What is it about freedom of choice that these people hate so much?”

(Rick Moran – PJ Media)  Earlier this month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott lifted the statewide mask mandate, and liberal heads promptly exploded. President Joe Biden called it “Neanderthal thinking,” tempting some to say “takes one to know one.” Public health experts were aghast. The media had a meltdown. Continue reading