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Nabeel Qureshi and the Context of Together 2016

Instead of making a scholarly comparison between a bandwagon and a garbage truck, let’s look at the historical context. Continue reading

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Christian News corrects Together 2016 article, but there’s still something fishy.

Following my post pointing out its factual error, Christian News has now corrected its article.

Editor’s Note:An earlier version of this story stated that a message from Bergoglio was played at Together 2016, which was previously promoted by the organization PULSE, led by Nick Hall, in a national press release: (see“Pope Francis to Address Americans at National Mall Event ‘Together 2016’ With Special Video Message.”) For unknown reasons, PULSE decided to circulate a video invitation/endorsement from Bergoglio via their social media channels rather than playing a video message at the event as the group initially announced.


The obvious lingering issue, of course, is Jordan (JD) Hall (no known relation to Nick Hall or Mark Hall), the personal and vitriolic nature of whose comment and subsequent podcast requires no defense except to point out one item: the fat joke on Facebook is inappropriate.

Jordan Hall claims that Christian News’ “jumbotron” error was minor, not unlike any error that may be published in a newspaper.  How did such an error arise, what is its level of seriousness, and how might have it been prevented?  I submit the following. Continue reading

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Ronnie Floyd has 142 words of new revelation from God at Together 2016

For those who believe Ronnie Floyd and want to add this to their bibles, here’s the text.

Who can heal our nation? And who can heal the family and who can heal the church? Here it is. Not a politician. Not a political party. Not a president. Not a governmental agency. Not a state. Not an educator. Not an entertainer. Not a preacher. Not a celebrity. Not an athlete. Not a leader. Not a church.  Each is important but not one is imperative. Jesus can heal our nation, and Jesus can heal relationships. America is like a broken bone* that needs to be put back into its correct place in order to experience healing.  Yes, I say to you today America is broken. Very, very broken. But each of us are broken. Minimizing human impact is not the goal, but maximizing God is. And Jesus is the answer, and Jesus does only what Jesus can do. And while being

(An earlier version of this video had included Floyd’s long, rambling introduction that gives no value to the video.)

* Corrected from “bowl.” 🙂

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Did Christian News actually watch Together 2016 before reporting on it?

(Update: Christian News has corrected this article now, but there’s still something fishy.)

A headline from Christian News entitled “‘Pope’-Endorsed Ecumenical ‘Together 2016’ Unites Christians, Catholics in Nation’s Capital” reports the following [emphasis added]:

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That would be news to me, considering that I watched nearly the entire livestream, and also considering that Together 2016 stated many times on social media past few weeks that no Pope video would be playing on the National Mall.  Here’s yours truly actually talking with the organizer about it. Continue reading