Sovereign Grace Ministries: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." Chinese Proverb Won't Get Fooled Again (Wikipedia) Several months have passed since we last focused on Sovereign Grace Ministries.  SGM, perhaps more than any other ministry espousing reformed theology, has held to STRICT complementarianism.  Could it be that what has happened in SGM is merely a foreshading of … Continue reading

Sovereign Grace Ministries Boasts About Its Pastors College

  "Oh yes, I'm the great pretender, pretending that I'm doing well…"  The Platters  Photo by Deb Despite the firestorm that is engulfing Sovereign Grace Ministries, it appears the Board is pretending everything is just fine. In case you haven’t been reading SGM’s most recent blog posts (the last three to be specific), the Pastors College is back in session. … Continue reading

Sovereign Grace Ministries Captures the Media Spotlight

Le Mont Saint Michel (taken by Deb) “We as a family experienced a pattern of spiritual abuse, hypocrisy, harshness, deceit and some unfortunate threats that were not righteous for Christians and need to be repented.” Larry Tomczak in a Washington Post article published on September 6, 2011 Since morphing themselves into Sovereign Grace Ministries, C.J. Mahaney and his lieutenants have … Continue reading

The Washington Post Investigates Sovereign Grace Ministries

“Every time a newspaper dies, even a bad one, the country moves a little closer to authoritarianism." Richard Kluger   The London Eye   Michelle Boorstein The Washington Post 202-334-4451 (direct line).   Once again, TWW must apologize to the people who have asked us to write about the aversion to clinical psychology in today's post-evangelical church. Lord willing, we … Continue reading

C J Mahaney’s Temporary Resignation and Sovereign Grace Ministries: Shades of John Piper

Jeremiah 5:30-31 “An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land. The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule on their own authority.”  Jeremiah 6:13-14 "For from the least of them to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for gain, and from the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely. And they have healed the brokenness of … Continue reading

Sovereign Grace Ministries and the Rest of Us: Cheap Apologies, Reluctant Forgiveness, and Long term Ramifications

“Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.” CS Lewis   freefoto.com   Recently, Joshua Harris apologized for some issues which have plagued Sovereign Grace Ministries for years. My husband just received an apology  from a church elder who had spread a rumor that our marriage was in trouble. I also know a woman … Continue reading