The apostasy problem with NewSpring’s schismatic salvations (Part 3 of 3)

The apostasy problem with NewSpring's schismatic salvations (Part 3 of 3)
In two earlier posts, we have considered some of the implications of NewSpring’s highlighting of former congressman, Gresham Barrett’s, testimony as one of its Sunday sermons. To bring you back up to speed, here’s what we know about the Barrett story: He was saved and baptized as a believer at Westminster Baptist Church. While running ...

The terrifying testimony of Congressman Barrett (Part 1 of 3)

The terrifying testimony of Congressman Barrett (Part 1 of 3)
In the summer of 2011, NewSpring told the story of Congressman Gresham Barrett, who, after a personally devastating loss in a campaign to replace Mark Sanford as South Carolina governor, joined NewSpring church and found a new purpose in life. In the biographical video, we learn the following: He went to a “very traditional family ...

What kind of father sues his baby girl?

Earlier this month, I took my infant daughter to court and won. The legal complaint? That she wasn’t yet a Duncan. Our baby girl was still a Miller*, so my wife and I sued her to strip her of that identity and change it to ours. In less dramatic terms, her adoption was finalized earlier ...

How easy is salvation?

I’m probably jumping in a little over my head with this topic, but some discussion came up a few days ago, and I think it is worth a deeper look. I have been in churches all over the country across all denominational lines, and have seen the gospel invitation presented in many different ways. I ...