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

Hiring a Sexual Predator Apparently No Hindrance to a Position on the CBMW Board of Directors

“You are called to biblical integrity no matter who you are.” -Denny Burk, May 8, 2021 “The temptation of the age is to look good without being good.” – Brennan Manning “And what sort of lives do these people, who pose as being moral, lead themselves? My dear fellow, you forget that we are in the native land of the … Continue reading

1800 SBC Churches in the DFW Metroplex But Hard to Find a Healthy One

Since 400 AD, the Church has insisted that men who make their living dispensing God thoughts get to speak without challenge, without scrutiny, without debate. As if once a man becomes a pastor, or a teacher, or an evangelist, the Spirit behind the office is hostile to scrutiny. Christians have fallen mightily with the assumption that intellectual disagreement is equal … Continue reading

Ticket To Paradise?

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.         -Galations 5:1 NIV I first wrote about BattleCreek Church and their Senior Pastor,  Alex Himaya on November 8, 2021 in an article titled “Jumping Off a Cliff For Jesus at BattleCreek Church.” I was … Continue reading

The River is Polluted

Today I turn the spotlight on “The River Church,” a Charismatic church that, as far as I can tell, is an independent/non-affiliated church located in Kimball Township, Michigan. From photos above, it appears The River Church meets in a former school building. Co-lead pastors were husband and wife Bill and Kim Wahl, although in recent days the website no longer … Continue reading

Whatever Happened to Former Apostle P.J. Smyth?

For readers unfamiliar with PJ Smyth scandal I will begin with several articles that will help bring you up to speed. We last heard of P.J. Smyth in June 2021. Advance Movement announced they  were conducting an investigation of Smyth and he had voluntarily stepped down from his role as pastor at Monument Church in Gaithersburg, MD and his apostleship … Continue reading

BattleCreek Church “All In” Campaign Ratchets Up the Pressure on Members – Seeks More Money in Phase Two”Above All” Campaign

Last year I wrote several articles about BattleCreek Church (consisting of several campuses in the Tulsa, OK area) and their Senior Pastor, Alex Himaya. (Those articles may be viewed here, here, here.) In one of those articles I highlighted a company named “Generis.” This company, according to their website, works to “Accelerate Generosity Towards God-Inspired Vision.” In plain english they … Continue reading

The Danger of Disregarding Red Flags

“Of course there are some among the vulnerable and desperate ones seeking sanctuary! Such places are where predators often hide. And this fact alone should not lead to neglect of the vulnerable. In fact, it increases the urgency.” -Diane Langberg Today I share with you the life of Jayson Rowe. His life was short, tough, twisted and tragic. Here is … Continue reading

Former ARBCA Chairman and pastor Earl Blackburn Wins Seat on Elkin School Board

In addition, this document further proves knowledge of Chantry’s crimes by Earl Blackburn, the most powerful leader in ARBCA over the past 20 years.  He has been at the center of the cover-up.  He is the senior pastor of Heritage Baptist Church in Shreveport,  Louisiana.  He should be removed from ministry.  His church should also be removed from the Southern Baptist … Continue reading

Pastor-Pedophile Sentenced to 16-84 Months For Attempting To Hire Hitman to Murder Judge

“Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.” -Matthew 7:20 NLT So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me … Continue reading

The Village Church “Giving Units” Commission Two “Missionary Units”

“What can you do, thought Winston, against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself; who gives your arguments a fair hearing and simply persists in his lunacy?” -George Orwell, 1984 Hello and good afternoon Reader Units. This is the Writer Unit bringing you a quick update on some double top-secret information from TVC. I was conducting some research Tuesday … Continue reading

My Visit to The (it takes a) Village Church

9/11/2022 The Wartburg Watch, sparring no expense to bring you, our readers, the latest news and insights sent me on assignment to Flower Mound, Texas in an attempt to discover how Matt Chandler and The Village Church are coping with their latest scandal. Enjoying a short, two-week sabbatical in lovely Oklahoma City I decided to make a short, 2 1/2 … Continue reading