Two questions today over similar issues: Dear Thoughtful Pastor: I read your article about neo Calvinism and the Acts 29 network. I have attended a few Acts 29 churches. I am frustrated with how things are, and I am … Continue reading Ask the Thoughtful Pastor: Is Acts 29 a cult? Why do they marry so young?
Why am I still a Christian when people like the Duggars sacrifice their daughters on the altar of TV fame? Because I know that today, a woman in her early 50’s who was sexually abused by her adoptive father in … Continue reading Why I am Still a Christian Despite . . . Well, Despite Everything
[Note: since this article was written, Matt Chandler has met with Karen Hinkley face-to-face. His apology was offered and received by her. She offered forgiveness in return and now considers the matter closed. However, this still does not deal with … Continue reading Matt Chandler’s Apology: A Lot of Money Rides on This
Quick recap: The Village Church, led by the evangelical superstar Matt Chandler, put the wife of an admitted pedophile under church discipline when she arranged for the annulment of her unquestionably invalid marriage without first getting permission from the church … Continue reading The Village Church “Apology”
The blasting open of the news that members of the immensely popular and rapidly growing The Village Church cannot freely leave the church without approval from the all male, all self-selected elders has stunned a lot of people. I’ve written some … Continue reading Five Signs that a “Membership Covenant” = “Cult”
I’m in a state of shock. I cannot believe that in this day and time a church can get away with this. But the male ego and the need for authority over others has no bounds, particularly in a church … Continue reading Women in The Village Church Beware: “You Got No Right to Leave”
[Note: this article originally ran in the Friday, Feb 13, 2015 print and online editions of the Denton Record-Chronicle. Commentary on the seduction of young men and the death of compassion caused by the theology taught at this church can be … Continue reading Denton Mystery Worship Sixteen: Multi-Site Village Church