“The North American evangelical/fundamentalist brand of Christianity is the religious version of the American civil religion: consumerist individualism. Today’s “Stylites” are more often found in private jets, but they still have followers who conflate holiness with success American style – in other words, as measured by money, possessions, numbers, and (above all) celebrity status.” -Frank Schaeffer, “Patience With… Read More »
I assume all who are reading this have heard of the sexual abuse of children scandal which has rocked the Roman Catholic Church. Not as widely known is the sexual abuse scandal which has rocked the Sovereign Grace Ministries denomination. Some have called it the largest sexual abuse scandal to hit Evangelical Christianity.
There are many similarities between the scandals. While the actual abuse of children seems to have been perpetrated by the clergy, the top dogs in both organizations do not seem to have participated themselves, but instead are guilty of attempting to cover-up the abuse.
After 11 years of leading Covenant Life Church Joshua Harris preached his last sermon on April 12, 2015. His stated purpose for resigning is to pursue higher education. Time will tell whether some additional motivations may be revealed. Arguably his crowning achievement was leading CLC out of the Sovereign Grace denomination. His legacy has yet to be fully established… Read More »