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

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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

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Ambassadors of Reconciliation: Let’s Take A Closer Look

As many of our readers know, the Ambassadors of Reconciliation have just released their Consultation Report to the Board of Directors of Sovereign Grace Ministries. (link) The report was prepared by Ted Kober and Ed Keinath. According to Dave Harvey, "this plan includes three areas where they and others will be involved in helping us: 1. Adjudication of allegations against … Continue reading

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Do Calvinista Bloggers Truly Believe God Is Sovereign?

  Big Ben (taken by Deb) "The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all." Psalm 103:19 (NASB) Allow me to make an observation, to use SGM’s loaded language. Comments are mysteriously disappearing from several Calvinista blogs. Don’t these bloggers believe in the sovereignty of God? If so, then why are they micromanaging their … Continue reading

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Sinfully Craving Truth: Families of SGM Abused Children Respond

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” Kahlil Gibran Cat's Eye Nebula-Hubble Telescope   I am leaving to bring my final child off to college. It is a bittersweet time. I wanted to continue in the series on psychology and the church but I have received some correspondence and would like … Continue reading

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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

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Is C.J. Mahaney Fit For Ministry?

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.” Unknown   freefoto.com   Dave Harvey, Acting President of Sovereign Grace Ministries, announced two weeks ago that the SGM Board established a preliminary panel to help them “evaluate C.J. Mahaney’s fitness for ministry”, as stated in this post.  At the … Continue reading

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Confessions of an SGM Pastor

“The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live. "                 Leo Buscaglia   sunset over the Sahara (NASA)   Sovereign Grace Ministries has been experiencing tremendous … Continue reading

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SGM – Just “Business” As Usual

Pride meets covetousness, and compliments it as wise, thrifty, and prudent. Charles Spurgeon   freefoto.com   Well folks, based on Dave Harvey’s update, it appears to be just “business as usual” in SGM land. While I sit here wondering what it’s going to take for God to get the attention of the powers that be in Sovereign Grace Ministries, Harvey … Continue reading

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SGM and Gender Roles: Radically Redefining the Word “Gospel”

“But what is the use of preaching the Gospel to men whose whole attention is concentrated upon a mad, desperate struggle to keep themselves alive?” William Booth   Carina Nebula-Hubble Telescope       A well-known, former member of SGM contacted TWW to convey some thoughts regarding the role of women in SGM. Although we know her identity, we will … Continue reading

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Mahaney Lectures Gospel Coalition: Don’t Use E-mail to “Correct” Others

Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all. ~William Temple     Storm clouds freefoto.com   What a difference a year makes! Last summer I visited The Gospel Coalition website and watched an interview featured … Continue reading

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Peasants Rising-What Mahaney, Mohler, etc., Could Learn From Martin Luther’s Mistakes

For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel. Martin Luther   Breaking News: More turmoil in SGM. Joshua Harris ‘stepping down’ or pushed out from board because he is apparently ‘at odds’ with the SGM ‘leadership’ over the Mahaney mess. Things are happening fast and furious and it appears, for now, that things are … Continue reading

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Breaking News: CJ Mahaney, the “Trendy” Calvinista, Temporarily Steps Down to Deal With Sin

Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works." Thomas Aquinas            We are interrupting our Thursday history series to bring you news that we think is extremely important. CJ Mahaney has decided to temporarily … Continue reading

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