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John MacArthur Responds To Alistair Begg Gay Wedding Controversy. But Is He A Hypocrite? After disinviting Alistair Begg from the Shepherds Conference, John MacArthur was asked in a recent Q&A to respond to the Alistair Begg controversy from a true Scotsman. John MacArthur gave a sound rebuke of Begg’s counsel, but there’s more to the story than just that. When Evangelical Dark Web broke the story of Alistair […]

Alistair Begg Timidly Canceled From Shepherds Conference

On Monday, I wrote about how unlikely it would be for the Shepherds Conference to cancel Alistair Begg over his comments on homosexual weddings. This has apparently aged poorly as two things have changed. The first is the sermon by Begg attacked American Evangelicalism, thus making the situation worse. The second was that the article […]

Will Alistair Begg Get Canceled From ShepCon? The cancelation of Alistair Begg from American Family Radio was a significant development stemming from Begg’s support for going to a homosexual wedding. It marked a surprising stand by a Christian institution against the theological error of a major figure on a major issue of our day. Is this the beginning of a ripple […]

Why John MacArthur Is Not A False Teacher

Preface Part of how this Discernment ministry operates is taking in reader questions about prevalent teachers. John MacArthur led in the number of requests. You can make a request here and see our answered verdicts here. Scope John MacArthur is one of the most prevalent teachers in the United States. Despite theological disagreements, his track record is not one of […]

Yes John MacArthur Is Still A Pietist Three years ago, John MacArthur shocked many when he announced the reopening of his church in defiance of his prior longstanding position on Romans 13. It was an embrace of sphere sovereignty and the Doctrine of Lesser Magistrates and a shift away from pietism, especially as Grace Community Church took to court and won. […]

Mid Eva Playa Haters: G3 vs Right Response Social media beefs are rarely headline worthy; however, there is a point where the laity are inundated with the pastor’s Twitter debates that are irrelevant to their daily lives. Todd Unzicker exceeded in this during his SBC sermon and Beth Moore did this when she preached. I think this is a possibility with the […]

Does John MacArthur Believe In Loser Theology? The debate surrounding Christian Nationalism has many of John MacArthur’s followers against Christian Nationalism. This comes at a time when John MacArthur’s views on the civil government are not as clear, as he famously changed his position on Romans 13 and Hebrews 10:24-25 in late July 2020. However, the inconsistent teaching of John MacArthur […]

Why John MacArthur Called Tim Keller And Andy Stanley Out At ShepCon John MacArthur made some waves over the weekend at Shepherd’s Conference, more commonly known as ShepCon when he was not only able to appear but name dropped Tim Keller and Andy Stanley. But the reason why MacArthur called out these two big names is not necessarily the reason you’d expect. Tim Keller has always […]

Rachael Denhollander Attacks John MacArthur Over Patriarchal View Of Marriage It’s hard to imagine that The Gospel Coalition wrote an article that generated so much feminist backlash that they canceled its writer Josh Butler. But the angry feminist mob is not sufficiently satisfied with Josh Butler. They have their sights set on John MacArthur. With ShepCon underway, some have renewed their sights on him […]

What To Make Of Hohn Cho Versus Grace Community Church? Last Saturday, Evangelical Dark Web reported on the accusations of Hohn Cho against John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church. The Christianity Today article added nothing new to the story that was reported last year except that former GCC elder Hohn Cho was coming out as a whistleblower on the practices of biblical counseling at GCC. […]