Serious Scholars Commenting on Mahaney and Friends

By | April 3, 2014

There is a great blog I ran across a few days ago called “Old Life.” The blog is authored by D.G. Hart and John R. Muether.  Both men are elders in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.  If you wish to read more about them you can go here. Hart has authored several books including a biography I really liked about J. Gresham Machen titled “Defending The Faith.”  Getting up in years myself I was immediately drawn to the title!  I came across an entry titled “Why Does Mahaney Get More Slack Than Nevin?” (If you would like more information on John Nevin go here.) The article was written back in July of 2011 but I found the comments fascinating.  One of the main commenters is Donald Philip Veitch.  He is a retired pastor, a marine and also writes the blog “Reformed Churchmen.”  It was encouraging to me that serious scholars have serious doubts about Mahaney and his enablers.  You will find them all mentioned below.

Cult of SGM 2014-03-31 09.05.29

no dog in fight 2014-03-31 09.07.05

Mahaney the Madoff 2014-03-31 08.54.29

Veitch on Challis 2014-03-31 08.34.49


WCF man asking questions 2014-03-31 08.50.24

Veitch on Mahaney 2014-03-31 08.34.14

Detwiler more right than wrong2014-03-31 08.47.52

Due diligence Carl 2014-03-31 08.44.20

Mahaneys books sophomoric 2014-03-31 08.45.36


Why SGM warrants continuing interest 2014-03-31 08.53.49

Challis attempted to weigh in 2014-03-31

DG Hart on Mahaney Driscoll 2014-03-31 09.02.46

Mahaney cool credentials 2014-03-31 09.03.42

aor shepherding movement2014-03-31 09.09.11

economid drivers of TGC 2014-03-31 09.10.51

Mahaneys money  2014-03-31 09.12.19

blackmail good to go  2014-03-31 09.13.12

Friends of Mahaney  2014-04-03 19.21.28

Article in WA Post  2014-03-31 09.29.08

Lay off Mahaney  2014-03-31 09.30.14

Layoff Mahaney no way 2014-03-31 09.32.06

Big Dogs should be questioned  2014-03-31 09.33.38

bottom line silence 2014-03-31 09.36.03

right to speak out 2014-03-31 09.38.32

Para church setup 2014-03-31 09.41.10

Blogs necessary 2014-03-31 09.42.46

Follow the money 2014-03-31 09.46.33

Dever should be called out 2014-03-31 09.49.20

good summary of trueman on SGM2014-03-31 09.55.17

mahaney research 2014-03-31 09.59.23

Mahaney unqualified support 2014-03-31 10.00.18

What about Dever 2014-03-31 10.05.12

dysfunctional YRR 2014-03-31 10.06.34

Good summary 1  2014-04-03 20.01.46

Good summary 22014-04-03 20.02.02

Good thoughts 2014-03-31 10.11.24

Venerating pastors 2014-03-31 10.13.22

commendable article by Trueman 2014-03-31 10.15.07

Just the facts maam 2014-03-31 10.21.21

blackmail should have dq d Mahaney 2014-03-31 10.22.08

Detwiler turned tables 2014-03-31 10.23.27

Al and Dever tight  2014-03-31 10.26.39

Hubris 2014-03-31 10.27.25

Not really reformed 2014-03-31 10.29.35

SGM not remformed 2014-03-31 10.30.31

Mahaney 100K donation 2014-03-31 10.39.24


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Very sad to read of Carl Trueman’s adulation. To this day despite his talk about celeb culture, I think he is involved with the sad and sorry story of these men.

Hi Godith,
Over the course of the last several days I have been having conversations with several individuals about Carl Trueman. I love the guy, much of what he writes is brilliant. I just have real problems with his involvement with the initial investigation of Mahaney and subsequent declaration that Mahahey had done nothing to disqualify him from ministry. Initially I chalked it up to the thought that perhaps he had not read all of the documentation, but now, a few years down the road, there has been ample time and even additional evidence to convince a reasonable person that Mahaney should not be in the ministry. I have difficulty with the fact that Trueman has not revised his comment in some form.


LOL….thanks Todd..I almost choked on my hamburger tonight laughing because I was reading about Old Baldy and CJ Waaaaaaaaaahaney on my smart phone. (LOL) If I choked would that be predestined? 😛 Keep up the good work my friend. You should post some pictures from your latest diving expedition.

Oh and I suggested a modern manifesto with the Deebs. A modern 95 thesis or manifesto. One of them should be to not abuse, slander, or shun any member of a 9 Marks Church who wants to leave and to free those imprisoned at John Folmar’s United Christian Church Dubai. Should we call it the Dachau of the Persian Gulf? 😛

Hi Eagle, I am not sure too many people come to this blog looking for photos of my diving! I have them on my FB account if you want to friend me. I saw your comments on the 95 thesis. I wouldn’t go so far as to compare UCCD and Dachau. As a matter of fact, if you play the game the way Folmar wants you to, there is no problem in leaving, He just wants to be able to tell the congregation that Mr. “X” has quit the church because he has moved home or decided that “approved church Y” was a better fit for them. Nice, tidy package. Where problems arise is when you don’t conform to the acceptable exit strategy.