But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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You might have, at some point, had the kind little old lady on the bus next to you take out her purse and show you a photo album of her children. It’s tedious, but a socially polite formality, to grin in admiration at her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. It’s not uncommon...

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:45

The #MeToo Movement Takes Out Paige Patterson Featured

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Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) trustees were under immense outside pressure during yesterday’s meeting to oust long-term president and bulwark of the Conservative Resurgence, Paige Patterson. Patterson, an old war-horse of conservative evangelicalism, has survived many...

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Rodney Howard Browne is the infamous “Holy Ghost Bartender,” the charismatic prophet who became famous by acting drunk under the supposed influence of the Holy Spirit and mesmerizing the crowd who would similarly act drunk and out of control. You can watch his drunkenness below.

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Joe Thorn, showing off his Christian liberty. Because he is cool, man. He’s cool.

Tatting up his knuckles with “1689,” the year of the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith, Joe Thorn cemented himself as the token representative of old-school Reformed Baptists for a new...

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Kyle J. Howard, with Beth Moore

Kyle J. Howard is a student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) who identifies only as black, although he is of equally white ancestry. Fashioning himself as a champion of the downtrodden, oppressed, disenfranchised, and underprivileged, Howard was raised...

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Pulpit & Pen has learned that embattled Tennessee Pastor and internet sensation Greg Locke of Mt. Juliet is under investigation by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (TDCS).  Readers of Pulpit & Pen will remember that Locke, a father of three, was...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 10:36

Robin Breaks Free of Beth Moore Featured

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My name is Robin.  I am a Baptist from Oklahoma and I have broken free from Beth Moore.

At one time in my life, I was the biggest Beth Moore “fan” out there. I participated in her Bible studies, attended numerous Living Proof Live events, and when I couldn’t attend one in...

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Pulpit & Pen was the first to sound the alarm bell about the gay-affirming research fellow at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention, Karen Swallow Prior (KSP). In our post, Gay Affirming Research Fellow at ERLC, Shocking Liberalism, we explained...

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Beth Moore

The comment might have been made tongue-in-cheek, watching the boisterous American bishop give an irreverent sermon at the royal wedding between Harry Mountbatten-Windsor and Meghan Markle. However, the pro-gay women’s conference speaker, Jen Hatmaker, might not have been...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 01:22

Pope Says God Makes People Gay, and That’s Okay Featured

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imageJuan Carlos Cruz is a sex-abuse victim of the Roman Catholic church. He is the chief whistleblower in the Chilean Romanist sex abuse scandal and spent days with Pope Francis last month at the Vatican. During the three days with the Pontiff, Cruz discussed his sexual orientation (the Chilean man is...

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Sunday, 20 May 2018 22:17

The Bigoted and Intolerant Jesus Featured

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If you believe what the bible says about Jesus, the world will hate you but if you start preaching a Jesus that is not the Jesus of the bible the world will love you. –Paul Washer

“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot...

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To be very clear, the creation of a database of minority-status identity groups is the move of certain Social Justice Warriors within the SBC who have been enamored with the recent promotion of Rauschenbuschism by Southern Baptist entities, but the database creation is not an official...

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 11:57

Stephanie Breaks Free of Beth Moore Featured

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My name is Stephanie.  I am a Baptist from Georgia and I have broken free from Beth Moore.

I know that I was indeed born in sin but it is hard for me to remember ever being lost. I grew up in church and was saved at a young age.  I spent my teen years participating in the church youth...

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:03

When Will Christ Be ENOUGH? Featured

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When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.–John 19:30

It is finished! These are powerful words from our Savior on the cross that was meant for us. There at the cross, Jesus was our sacrificial lamb, once and for...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:56

Ed Stetzer Ignores the Voice of Black Christians Featured

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Ed Stetzer, the former vice-president of Lifeway, a professor at Wheaton College, director of the Billy Graham School of Social Justice Evangelism, and the interim pastor at Bible Moody Church, launched a Twitter-attack today against those who insist that there has been a demonstrable...

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imageMarvin Ellison

Marvin Ellison is a Presbyterian minister. He is also the volunteer chaplain at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Portland, where he “blesses” the operation in prayer.

Ellison wrote an op-ed in the Maine Press Herald

We’re proud to be part of a highly professional...

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The State of Israel has had to defend its border in recent days, as the radical terrorist group, Hamas, has tried to find weaknesses in the Israeli defensive lines and infiltrate the nation to kill Jews. Centered in the region known as Gaza, which was occupied by Egypt until 1967 and by Israel from...

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An embroilment has broken out as Pastor Michael Jordan of New Era Baptist Church off of Cotton Avenue in Birmingham posted this message on one side of his church sign: “Black folks need to stay out of white churches” and this on the other side: “White folks refused...

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Monday, 14 May 2018 10:14

Mother’s Day and Church: Beth Moore Doesn’t Get It Featured

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I was blessed this past Sunday to attend church with both my mother and mother-in-law.  I am grateful for the godly influence that both of these Christian women have had on the lives of my wife and myself.  I certainly had occasion this past Sunday, Mother’s Day, to celebrate that....

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Mormon ex-presidential candidate and current U.S. Senate candidate has spoken out in anger about Baptist preacher, Robert Jeffress, praying at the opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem. Calling Jeffress a “religious bigot,” Romney took exception that the pastor would be...

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Monday, 14 May 2018 04:32

Fact Check: Is Paul Washer Partnering With Hillsong? Featured

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No.

BACKGROUND

Listen, I’ve been doing discernment work for years. Pulpit & Pen has been doing its thing for eight years. We have become the infamous “Rolex of Polemics Blogs.” Heck, we brought back the term, polemics, into vogue; before...

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imageMake no mistake about it. The Reformed Resurgence – the return of Calvinism back to prominence in western Christianity in the last few decades – has been co-opted and commandeered by leftists who have determined to use the movement to accomplish their progressive agenda. What the...

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Justin Peters & Costi Hinn (Benny Hinn’s Nephew who LEFT the Prosperity Gospel) on: Are the Word-Faith/New Apostolic Reformation movements in error on secondary issues or do they actually qualify as heretical? In this program, Costi and Justin demonstrate that these movements actually...

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Sunday, 13 May 2018 07:35

What Other People Have Written About Beth Moore Featured

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On May 3rd, Ipublished a piece entitled “A Letter Back to Beth Moore from Seth Dunn.”  This piece was published in response to a letter Beth Moorehad written earlier that day about her struggles as a female Bible teacher and conference speaker in a male-dominated field.  She...

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Black Panther did well to bring Black representation to the big screen, and I was delighted to see men and women who look like me playing roles that weren’t of the “thug” or “slave” variety. Black despondence nor dejection were on the menu for this film, and I am 100%...

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