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Who Are #The15 Contras? Join Up Now.

In late December of 2014, a prominent evangelical leader inferred that the Pope was a brother-in-Christ, and some Christians on Twitter sought clarification regarding his comments. It was then that uber-smug Lifeway executive Ed Stetzer claimed that the outrage was from “the same 15 angry Calvinists who are mad at everyone.” The Background What came … Read more

Will Alex Malarkey get shouted down by Floyd at the SBC?

If you haven’t heard of the Lifeway scandal, regarding #the15 by now, I recommend reading this article. The debacle revolves around the Southern Baptist entity, Lifeway Bookstores, who serves as the publishing branch of the convention. Lifeway, as a representative of the SBC has been called out for peddling heretical materials by unsound teachers, as well as Heaven tourism books, for profit, and not responding to criticism for their actions. One particular heretical book Lifeway peddled for years for monetary gain is “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven.” The book, though officially co-authored by Alex Malarkey and his Father, was actually a work completely by Alex’s father, that Alex himself never supported. Alex recanted his story publicly, his mother publicly wrote about it, and world class apologist, and former Lifeway trustee, Justin Peters, even informed Lifeway about Alex’s recantation years before the book was finally pulled from the shelves after a massive outcry by #the15, and Alex’s recantation made viral through the Pulpit and Pen website.

Brent Hobbs Defends Lifeway’s Heresy Profiteering, Attacks #the15

The other day, the P&P contributors were chatting in our “convo bunker” about who was the most sychophantic follower of Southern Baptist celebrity leaders. There were a few names mentioned, but Brent Hobbs came to the very top. I know the Southern Baptist blogosphere frontwards, backwards and sideways. Hobbs is, far and beyond, the greatest sycophant … Read more

My Trip to LifeWay as a Member of #the15

For those of you who have seen my social media, be it Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, you probably know that I, like many others, support #the15. I believe that it is wrong for LifeWay to support and sell heresy for a profit. I recently entered in to a LifeWay store, and I took pictures of … Read more

Heaven Tourism: The Saga Continues

In the wake of Alex Malarkey’s courageous confession that he lied about his trip to Heaven as a young boy in his book, The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, it appeared as the whole Heaven Tourism issue was beginning to lose ground. The massive outcry by #The15 against Lifeway bookstores, in conjunction with Alex’s recantation of his story, prompted Lifeway to remove all Heaven Tourism books from the stores shelves, though they won’t admit that’s why they did it. The recantation of Alex’s story also caused many to doubt Colton Burpo’s story as well, regarding his story of visiting Heaven in his book and upcoming movie Heaven is for Real. Burpo then felt he needed to come out and make a statement–one where he unabashedly claimed that he stands by his story. Just when it seems like all of this doubt being cast upon the subject was causing people to rethink their beliefs on these fictional stories, the publicity of a new miracle tale is refueling the old fire.

Laying Out a Simple Strategy for #the15

Where do we go from here? If you’re new to #the15, these two posts explain both the origins of #the15 and who, specifically, #the15 are (here and here). In the mean time, here are a few facts. 1) We NEED to be more than what one well-meaning fellow called “reactionary tweeters.” Don’t get me wrong. … Read more

Who are #the15 ?

**Update: In light of Ed Stetzers recent tweet (seen below) we thought it might be worth reposting this. Who are #the15? People want to know. We want to tell them. Mohandas Ghandi is often attributed with a quotation actually spoken by American union worker, Nicholas Klein in 1918. Both men knew a thing or two … Read more

“Justice Democrats” Founder is THE Organizer of Evangelical Social Justice Movement

In this bombshell report by Pulpit & Pen, we will demonstrate how Democratic financier and organizer Zack Exley is behind the successful attempt to change the political ideology of America’s major evangelical institutions, ministries, and seminaries through propagation of what is known as “Social Justice.” SUMMARY We will explain—with a compilation of original sources, some … Read more

So About that James MacDonald-Ed Stetzer Bribery Car…

I should’ve written about this days ago, or had someone on my staff write about it, but I’ve been busy with the new webcast set-up (it looks awesome, by the way) and preparing our church’s disaster trailer to haul off to do its thing this flood season. Thankfully, Julie Roys was on it, who is … Read more

Praise God. Lifeway to Close All Stores!

Lifeway is the largest retailer of heresy in the world. It is also the retail and sales arm of the Southern Baptist Convention. Peddling books from Oneness Pentecostals and other anti-Trinitarians, Roman Catholics, Properity Preachers, New Age mystics, omen-interpreters, Word-Faith Theologians, and even pro-gay activists, this entity of the Southern Baptist Convention has announced today … Read more

Heresy Peddler: TGC Honors “Legacy” of Thom Rainer at Lifeway

On the day of Judgment, the typical crack-dealer on the street corner will have less wrath of God poured out upon him that Thom Rainer. What Thom Rainer has made a career selling, destroys not only the body but the soul. Lifeway ‘Christian’ Resources peddles literally every known heresy under the sun. They have abused … Read more

Ed Stetzer Attacks National Rifle Association (NRA)

Ed Stetzer is the former Lifeway Vice President who was warned by Justin Peters that they were selling a Heaven Tourism book whose author had recanted it, and chose to continue profiting from the book anyway. When the story of Alex Malarkey’s Open Letter to Lifeway (his now-famous repudiation of the book written about him … Read more

Introducing #The12 Shirts. Get Yours Now.

In December of 2014, we launched #the15 when Ed Stetzer said that we were “just the same 15 angry Calvinists mad at everything.” By the time it was over,  thousands of Arminians and Calvinists were tweeting with the hashtag #the15 in wide-sweeping support for discernment. With that social media wave, Alex Malarkey joined #the15 and … Read more