IHOPKC Spokesman Eric Volz – Who is He?

There have been so many sexual abuse scandals that have come to light within the last few years that it’s hard to keep up with them all. One of the most recent scandals involves the International House of Prayer, Kansas City (IHOPKC). IHOPKC has been one of the better-known organizations within the Charismatic wing of American Christianity. IHOPKC is known … Continue reading

ACME Association Appears to be a (Not So) Stealthy 9Marks Association


Dee received an email a few weeks ago that said, in part, the following: I am a long-time lurker and seldom commenter at TWW. I left a spiritually abusive church after 15 years.  They are Mohler/T4G/Gospel Coalition/CBMW sycophants, chock full of male headship and church discipline.  I was dug deep in at church for a time, drinking the Kool-Aid and thinking … Continue reading

Prayer for Dee and Her Family

Dear Readers, Dee has asked me to inform you that her mother is about to pass away and therefore Dee will not be posting Part 3 of the Waydown Workshop this afternoon. Your prayers for Dee and her family are greatly appreciated in this, their time of sorrow. Update: It has been about 90 minutes since I posted the above … Continue reading

Accused of 3 Counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct it Appears Former Lutheran Minister Nathan Luong Will Accept a Plea Bargain and Receive 60-120 Days in Jail

I have written about Nathan Luong in the past. You can view the story I wrote on August 18, 2023, here. I wanted to provide the readers with an update as Nathan Luong had a Pre-trial hearing today. I was able to observe the hearing via Zoom.   Present in the Zoom call were Judge Robert Docherty, Defense Attorney Scott Lewis, … Continue reading

A Glimpse of my Days Among the Middle East 9 Marks Contingency

“Compliance is another characteristic of abusive discipleship. Submission is equated with compliance with leaders; disagreement and dissent are rarely tolerated. Disciples who speak critically about leaders are frequently labeled as rebellious, divisive, factious, or slanderous. For you to be counted as a slanderer in an abusive discipleship, your words don’t have to mean anything false or malicious. In these groups, … Continue reading

Sovereign Grace Churches No Longer Believe in Apostles, But They Won’t Admit It

In today’s post I will be highlighting the nearly extinct role of apostles in Sovereign Grace Churches, but before I do so I will tell you a little about my life in  American “churchianity”. I was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN and, like the majority of Minnesotans back in the late 1950’s I was raised in the Lutheran Church. … Continue reading

Government Bureaucrat Becomes a 9Marks Pastor

“The people of God want pastors, not clergy acting like bureaucrats or government officials.” -Pope Francis Pop quiz – Who is Riley Barnes? I don’t expect most to know the answer to that question, so allow me me fill you in. As you can see below, Riley Barnes had a great education, graduating Cum laude from Washington and Lee University. … Continue reading

Sovereign Grace Churches View on Worship Leaders

“I think biblical teaching –  we can obscure it, we can suppress it – but I think the biblical vision of manhood and womanhood in a redeemed heart finds an echo… Finds an echo, meaning there’s a rightness to it.” Jeff Purswell, Dean of Sovereign Grace Churches “Pastor’s College” and Board Member of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. “I … Continue reading

Does Todd Pruitt Support Sexual Abuse Survivors Unless the Abuser is His Friend?

Updated (twice) on 7/4/2023 My earliest recollection of Todd Pruitt was when I stumbled across “The Mortification of Spin,” a podcast hosted by The Allegiance of Confessing Evangelicals. The title was a takeoff on Puritan John Owen’s book, The Mortification of Sin. I am unsure of when the podcast started, but I believe I started listening in 2011. The podcast … Continue reading

“The Savage Way” – A Lesson Unlearned

On January 5, 2018 Dee wrote an article titled, “I Thought He Was Taking Me for Ice Cream: One Woman’s #Me Too Story of Molestation By Her Former Youth Pastor, Andy Savage.” This was to be the first of several articles Dee authored on the sexually abusive pastor, Andy Savage. Here is a quote from Dee’s article: “We all conferenced … Continue reading

Todd Unzicker Uses the Bully Pulpit of the SBC Convention to Rail Against Social Media Activists

“Paine arrived in the American colonies in November 1774, shortly before the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Though the colonies and Great Britain had commenced hostilities against one another, the thought of independence was not initially entertained. Writing in 1778 of his early experiences in the colonies, Paine “found the disposition of the people such, that they might have been … Continue reading

The Gospel-Centered Abuser: A Letter to a Devil-in-Training

I recently came across this post on Eric Schumacher’s blog site. I thought it was excellent and wanted to share it with you. This is a take-off from C.S. Lewis’ book, “Screwtape Letters.” -Todd The Gospel-Centered Abuser Posted on September 2, 2019 by Eric Schumacher My dear Foolsgold, I read your last report with great interest and not a little pride. … Continue reading