Author Archives: Chrystal Whitt

Mark Driscoll: Plagiarism – Thou Shalt Not Steal!

Recently, Janet Mefferd, host of the syndicated radio show, The Janet Mefferd Show, interviewed Mark Driscoll on her broadcast.  On the November 21st show, she expressed deep concern that parts of Driscoll’s new book, A Call to Resurgence (14 pages to be … Continue reading

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Paul Crouch, Founder of TBN, Dies

Paul Crouch, founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network, has passed away.  Remember the Crouch family in your prayers, more specifically, that they would come to repentance. It’s still too soon to tell, but all indications are that Matt Crouch will be … Continue reading

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Spin Control: Sorry for the Hassle

In responding to the news article exposing his new mansion, Steven Furtick, pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC, apologized to his congregation for all the hassle they have gone through because of his taste for fine things. It sounds … Continue reading

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Poor Little Rich Pastor

Steven Furtick, pastor of Elevation Church, seems to like attention, however, he’s getting attention from a news organization that he may not be that fond of. WCNC, out of Charlotte, NC, is investigating Furtick, and what they want to know … Continue reading

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Hillsong Church NYC: Cult of Celebrity

In 1 Corinthians 2:2, the Apostle Paul stated: And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.  For I determined not to know any thing … Continue reading

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Christian Agent Man 007: Too Good to be True

When the evangelical church latches onto the latest poster woman or man to make a hero out of, I always wait patiently to watch them fall.  Remember Carrie Prejean?  Yeah, me too. What happens when people make heroes out of … Continue reading

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Tolerance Schmolerance

Christians are indicted for their lack of tolerance for the homosexual lifestyle/agenda.  We are castigated, ostracized, and demonized for our unwillingness to throw God’s Word aside and assimilate into a culture of inclusivity and tolerance for what God has called … Continue reading

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Oprah and Friends

Could you imagine the apostle Paul joining hands with the pagans in Rome to reach out to conquer such societal ills as fractured families and fatherless children?  It’s a noble cause, to be sure, but that wasn’t Paul’s mission.  His … Continue reading

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Sorry for the Absence

Sorry for the absence everyone!  Life seems to reach out and drag you by the tail sometimes.  I’ve been busy at work, have moved into a new home, and have spent some much needed time with the Lord.  While I’ve … Continue reading

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Rodney Howard-Browne is not Amused

Seems like Rodney Howard-Browne (RHB), the self-titled “Holy Ghost Bartender,” is not amused with John MacArthur’s upcoming “Strange Fire” conference.  In fact, he made note of it on his Facebook page and warned MacArthur and friends that should they continue, … Continue reading

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Prayer for Ken Silva and Family

Some of you have noticed that Ken Silva has not been updating Apprising Ministries as of late and have written to ask about him.  Ken, who has been having health issues as of late, has been going through a harrowing … Continue reading

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Hillsong Conference: Strange Bedfellows

I learned a long time ago that if you want to lose followers, just talk about their favorite singers/bands.  I might lose a few after this, but so be it. Hillsong has been on the slippery slope of false doctrine … Continue reading

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Church of Tares: Purpose Driven, Seeker Sensitive, Church Growth, and New World Order

If you haven’t seen this video, you really should make time in your schedule to watch it.  It’s almost two-hours long, but is well worth it!

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Strange Fire

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Listen Up Prosperity Gospel: Jesus is Enough

In four minutes, Matt Chandler blows the prosperity gospel out of the water in this passionate sermon jam. Here, here! I’d like to hear the proponents of the prosperity gospel refute this. Video dead ahead.

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Juanita Bynum Jailed in Dallas

Self-proclaimed prophetess Juanita Bynum was recently jailed in Dallas for failure to appear at a civil proceeding against her, this according to The Dallas News.   Bynum, who in recent years has courted controversy over her failed marriage and domestic violence scandal, … Continue reading

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Rick Warren: Prayer in Time of Tragedy

While we go about our day and tend to all of the things the make up our daily lives, let us stop for a moment and remember Rick and Kay Warren in prayer.  His son, Matthew, has reportedly ended his … Continue reading

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Wretched: Most Blasphemous Harlem Shake Ever

After posting C3 Church’s Harlem Shake video here, it sparked a bit of a conversation in the comments section.  For some reason, people believe that kids will be kids and they should be left alone so they can act like … Continue reading

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Rod Parsley Zip Lines into Pulpit

I found this over at A Little Leaven, so I tip my hat to the Museum of Idolatry’s curator, Chris Rosebrough. Rod Parsley zip lined into his church, and awkwardly arrived at his pulpit.  When you’re a popular, hip, happenin’ … Continue reading

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Rick Warren: Calls for Fasting and Prayer Over Papal Conclave

Rick Warren posted the following tweet on Twitter:         So, I say we should do as Warren asks.  Let’s join him in fasting and prayer for the 115 cardinals who are electing the next Pope.  Furthermore, since … Continue reading

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