The WW blog began in March 2009, and if you scan the archives you will find some very interesting articles about pastoral abuse, Calvinism, the "Quiverfull movement", other relevant church topics.
These ladies pull no punches. They have written some very hard-hitting articles about the issues at FBC Jax. They are from another state, and are impartial observers as to what is going on at FBC Jax. They interviewed me and my wife on multiple occasions, and as you'll read in their last article they even interviewed State Attorney Angela Corey.
The Wartburg Watch bloggers do share my concern over the state of the "church", especially power hungry SBC pastors who have a penchant for using power to do away with those who dare to criticize their actions and scrutinize their public words. They also are very concerned over the Jacksonvile Sheriff's Office subpoenas - and what it means to freedom of speech when law enforcement can so easily obtain subpoenas from state's attorneys with no stated crimes, obtain personal information about citizens from ISPs, then share that information to powerful religious leaders - that in my case resulted in the powerful religious leaders exacting their non-biblical church discipline process, and ultimately disseminating my name to the congregation.
The Wartburg Watch bloggers summarize their concerns very well in their latest post when they say:
"As we clearly state in our overview of The Wartburg Watch, we believe that Christianity is once again under assault, not only from atheists and the left, but sadly, from within its own ranks. We have pastors who achieve rock star status and believe they are “entitled” to their affluent lifestyles. There are pastors who have an all too high view of their own status, forgetting their own penchant to sin against the body of Christ. We personally have seen pastors drunk on their own authority and hiding their own inadequacies, who “claim” that people are out to “get them.” We have then watched, in horror (no, we do not exaggerate), as these paranoid pastors retaliate by seeking to destroy those who would try to point out “sin in the camp.” Grace and love are merely afterthoughts in a responsive reading. Old Testament retribution is once again in vogue with many second tier church leaders surrounding the pastors and shouting “Touch not the Lord’s anointed!”
Kudos to the Wartburg Watch bloggers on a job well done covering the FBC Jax fiasco.
Here is a listing of the articles, in descending chronological order:
**NEW** "Its Our Constitution, Too" - 9/2/09
"Subpoena THIS Blog" - 9/1/09
"Dissenting Opinions are Not Allowed" - 8/31/09
"Jimmy Smyrl - Redneck Theologian" - 8/27/09
"What is Truth?" - 8/26/09
"Mac Brunson and the Klouda Controversy" - 8/25/09
"FBC Jacksonville - Selling It and Selling Out" - 8/24/09
"Poor Pastor Mac - Getting Killed for the Lord" - 8/21/09
"Shenanigans and Subpoenas" - 8/19/09
"The Way of Love Versus Hypocrisy" - 8/18/09