No, MacArthur and Grace Community Church Are Not Hiding A COVID-19 Outbreak at Shepherds’ Conference

“At the time of this writing, these two, plus others, are still going back and forth. This article’s purpose is to demonstrate that there was no nefarious reason for the Facebook post being taken down nor was there any devious … Continue reading 

John MacArthur Warned Moody Years Ago About James MacDonald, Emails Reveal

“Despite [Jerry] Jenkins’ assurance to MacArthur that he would “follow through” on a “promise to not reveal to (MacDonald) the specifics of your communique to me,” Jenkins forwards the subsequent email from MacArthur and previous thread to MacDonald.” (Julie Roys)  … Continue reading 

James MacDonald Launches New Ministry & Home Church Network

Julie Roys reminds us that “Last November, the elders at Harvest Bible Chapel formally disqualified MacDonald from public ministry, saying his behavior did not meet the standards for leadership outlined in Scripture.” MacDonald hasn’t taken the Harvest Bible Church elder’s … Continue reading 

Willow Creek Honored as ‘Living Legend’ the Co-Founder It Believed Abused Congregant

“Hybels instructed everyone in the arena to “stand respectfully.” Then, with spotlights waving, a voice announced Bilezikian as he would a star player for the Chicago Bulls “to be remembered forever.” The announcer named Bilezikian’s height and weight, but also … Continue reading 

James MacDonald Sues Fellow Believer Again–This Time It’s Mancow

“In the new lawsuit, MacDonald is seeking more than $50,000 in damages from both Muller and WLS parent company, Cumulus Media, for several counts of defamation, invasion of privacy, inflicting emotional distress, and eavesdropping.” (Julie Roys)  Barely a month after … Continue reading 

Jeffress Defends Endorsement of Paula White’s Book, But Admits He Hasn’t Read it ‘Word for Word’ or Researched Her Theology

UPDATE When I asked Jeffress if he’s sure that White’s theology is orthodox, and that she is not a proponent of the prosperity gospel, Jeffress said, “All I can say is she claims not to be.” (Julie Roys)  Prominent Southern … Continue reading 

Conservative Baptist Leaders Remove Tweets Endorsing Paula White’s Book

UPDATE “Both Greg Laurie and Franklin Graham have removed their tweets endorsing White’s book.  I reached out to everyone except Laurie for comment. … Graham’s press person responded that he is not available for comment. Jeffress called me today and … Continue reading 

Willow Creek’s Reconciliation Service Brings Closure to Some, But Alleged Victim Says ‘Hope Evaporated’

“Nancy Beach, a former teaching pastor and one of more than 10 women to speak out against Hybels, said in a blog post this morning that she was “stunned and devastated” by last night’s meeting. Beach said that in the … Continue reading 

Willow Creek Elders Release Statement Supporting the ‘Women’; Yet One Woman Says Hybels’ Sins Were ‘Far Worse’ Than Anyone’s Said Publicly

Dyer said she hopes the elders will provide more detail on Tuesday night about what led them to their conclusions. “I believe that detail, rather than causing unnecessary obscurity and harm, would help illuminate truth and give needed closure to … Continue reading 

Matt Chandler & Other Evangelical Leaders Rejected TED Bloggers’ Pleas to Expose Harvest in 2012

“I’m heartened that Chandler may be changing his tune. But I am underwhelmed by his response. The failure by Chandler and his unnamed colleagues left thousands at the mercy of a vicious wolf, including Mahoney and Bryant. These leaders should … Continue reading 

Contributing Editor for Christianity Today Faces Conflict of Interest Questions After Accepting Car From James MacDonald

“CT’s unusual coverage of the Harvest scandal doesn’t necessarily show collusion between Stetzer, MacDonald, and CT. But it certainly raises questions, especially in light of the gifted car. But it’s not just Stetzer’s position with CT that may present a … Continue reading 

James MacDonald Recording Reveals Ungodly Evangelical ‘Celebrity Machine’

“For the past year, I’ve been writing about the evangelical “celebrity machine” or “industrial complex”—a network of Christian media, publishers, and ministry “partners,” which rely on each other for promotion, book deals, conference invites, networking, and income. In the best … Continue reading