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

Bruce Ashford Finds it Hard to Move on From SEBTS

I included this video because it allows you to verify that J.D. Greear and Bruce Ashford are good friends and roomed together in college. I think it is also useful to display another passionate rant by a celebrity Christian against “discernment bloggers.” Ah yes, it’s old “Ahab” Greear who, when he reads another blog article revealing he has hired a … Continue reading

Julie Roys or J.D. Hall & David Morrill: Who Are You Going to Trust?

I recommend everyone read Julie Roys’ article, “EXCLUSIVE: John MacArthur Shamed, Excommunicated Mother for Refusing to Take Back Child Abuser” as background for my article below. “Great things are accomplished through the little ones, the weak ones, the vulnerable ones. When those cries for seeking, saving, protecting, and refuge are heard and honored, then our enemy is silenced. What power … Continue reading

Morales Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse Charge Previously Vacated By Judge, Effectively Receives No Penalty For the Crime

“Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” Genesis 18:25, NIV Judge McGann didn’t buy what the former minister was preaching either, saying: “You can’t even bring your despicable self to admit your crime.  So, you hide behind your phony self-diagnosis of amnesia.  Mr. Morales, you are one pathetic human being. August 14, 2014 “I am pleading guilty … Continue reading

Former Sovereign Grace Ministries Employee Nathaniel Morales Has One Conviction and Ten Year Sentence Set Aside – New Trial To Start February 28, 2022

“I don’t believe your insatiable appetite for boys can be cured.  Your wires are permanently twisted.  Your conduct has had a profound and lasting deleterious effect.  A long sentence is the only way to adequately punish you, protect society from you and deter other potential boy molesters. …  You can’t even bring your despicable self to admit your crime.  So, … Continue reading

Marybeth Arnold and Amanda Hodson Are Rewarded in Their Courageous Quest For Justice

  I have never met Marybeth Arnold or Amanda Hodson, but I have followed their story since 2018 and admire them greatly. They have waged an arduous battle in an attempt to bring Ben Cole to justice for sexually abusing them and also to keep Cole from sexually abusing other young girls. While both of their lives have been permanently … Continue reading

Sovereign Grace Churches John Loftness is an Alleged Pedophile Yet Remains a Highly Praised Member in Leadership

“If being a “new creature” in Christ means anything, it means being significantly different from us old creatures. If Jesus really sanctifies we should see more than mere anecdotes about lost wretches getting found; we should see vast differences between God, Inc. and Tobacco, Inc.” -Steve Baughman, Cover-Up in the Kingdom: Phone Sex, Lies, And God’s Great Apologist, Ravi Zacharias … Continue reading

Update on Two Former Baptist Predator Pastors – Tom Chantry and William Milam

This will be a short post. My intent is to simply update the readers on two former Baptist predator pastors that are currently in prison. Tom Chantry For the most complete collection of documents on the Thomas Chantry criminal cases I refer you to Cheryl Watson’s blog, Ephesians511. Watson’s blog is where I gathered much of the factual information below. … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 Wishing a Merry Christmas to all our readers!   … Continue reading

The Untimely Death of Guide Nyachuru

“In researching this book I have had first-hand accounts from several of John Smyth’s victims. I have also had access to court documents, church records, letters to and from John Smyth, historic material from Iwerne camps and Zambesi Ministries, as well as scores of conversations with people who have been affected by the Iwerne movement over half a century. Some … Continue reading

Beatific Vision-casting at the Sovereign Grace Churches Pastor’s Conference!

“Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile.” -Sinclair Lewis, Letter Declining the Pulitzer Prize, 1926 “Fanaticism can often be a normalized phenomenon, and the unwritten recipe suggests that it starts and ends with absolute certainty. If you are always certain about everything, you might just live in an echo chamber, or there might be … Continue reading

Kamp Kanakuk Survivors Wonder Why There Has Been No Change in Leadership

When I read story after story of mishandled claims—all occurring against the backdrop of the thunderous success of the [Liberty] university’s fundraising and enrollment—I was reminded of a different powerful Christian institution, Kanakuk Kamps, which ignored red flag after red flag that it had a superpredator in its midst. After all, he was so successful. He was so appreciated. The … Continue reading

The Big Ask – BattleCreek Church Senior Pastor Alex Himaya Goes to the Well One More Time – Seeks $50 Million

A horrible and shocking thing has happened in this land — the prophets give false prophecies,and the priests rule with an iron hand. Worse yet, my people like it that way! But what will you do when the end comes? Jeremiah 5:30-31 (NLT) “The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people’s fantasies. People may … Continue reading