The Real Lives of Real Pastors

A recent CNN headline proclaims: This televangelist is asking his followers to buy him a $54 million private jet The televangelist in question is Jesse Duplantis, leader of Jesse Duplantis Ministries out of Louisiana. He apparently owns three other jets as well. (It’s hard to get by with just one, after all.) In response, my…

Interview with Randy Clark and Mark Chironna, Part 2

A few weeks ago I posted part one of our interview with Randy Clark and Mark Chironna. Here’s part 2, in which we talk about the “ecumenism of the Holy Spirit,” and especially relationships between Protestants and Roman Catholics. You can access it directly here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/plaintruth/Clark_Chironna_inverview_podcast_part_2_-_rev.mp3   You can buy the book by Randy Clark…

So… what just happened?

If you’ve been following the drama that is United Methodist politics, you’re probably aware of the recent statement by the Council of Bishops. The Council recently met in order to deliberate on the report submitted by the Commission on a Way Forward. After prayerful consideration, our bishops offered the following statement, which I quote from…

Labberton’s Critique of Evangelicalism

At a recent conference at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary president Mark Labberton addressed evangelical leaders on what he calls the “crisis of evangelicalism.”  You can read the address here, and I commend it to your prayerful consideration. We face a haunting specter with a shadow that reaches back further than the 2016 election—a history…