The rotten fruit of Bill Johnson, Kris Vallotton, and Bethel in Redding, CA

Thesis: The church movement coming out of Bethel-Redding contains many harmful and evil teachings including necromancy, divination, emotional manipulation and trickery, healing on demand (instead of submission to God), and false prophecy. This post is adapted from two of my Newslines columns in Sword & Trumpet published in the July 2019 (main body) and March …

The rotten fruit of Bill Johnson, Kris Vallotton, and Bethel in Redding, CA

The Science of Treating Covid-19 with Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ)

Table of Contents I’ve organized this post as follows: Introductory Thoughts and Background: I explain my journey to this point and my beliefs in regard to scientific inquiry. I also tackle the philosophical differences between the US government’s medical community represented by Dr. Fauci vs. the perspective of myself, the medical community in a number …

The Never-Trump’er Case Against Impeachment

Trump's Impeachment is an assault against the Constitution and Justice

The Democrats have made President Donald J. Trump look more rational, articulate, law-abiding, institution-protecting, and constitution-protecting than them. I am in shock and awe. If we were to say that using the power of government to compel a publicly-known investigation of your political opponent was an impeachable offense, every single Congressperson could be removed from office.

Orwellian Amish Heritage Foundation Misunderstands History, Promotes Atheism

The Amish Heritage Foundation (AHF) has an incredibly Orwellian name, it is peddling a rather insidious mis-accounting and misunderstanding of history, and it utilizes atheists who have left other ultra-conservative religions to “teach” the Amish how to escape. It is a dishonest and direct attack on conservative Anabaptism (and all of orthodox Christianity) and it behooves us to understand what they’re attempting.

Cautionary Stories of Sexual Abuse in Conservative Christian Ministries: ABWE & IBLP

I wrote the following column in the summer of 2017 for the Sep. 2017 issue of Sword & Trumpet, a small conservative Anabaptist monthly magazine for which I am the monthly Newslines columnist. I am publishing it online now because recent events among conservative Anabaptists make it even more urgently relevant. (The only modification made …