A Public Apology and A Resignation from Pulpit & Pen

Landon ChapmanChristianity, Personal39 Comments

James 5:16 [ESV] “Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.”

UPDATE
In the time that has passed since publishing this public apology, as I have grown in my sanctification and reflected on my actions as part of the Pulpit & Pen blog, it has become apparent that I must more clearly and vociferously renounce any association with or subtle endorsement of Pulpit & Pen. I can no longer in good Christian conscience recommend including that ministry to fellow believers. While many of the issues P&P raises are valid, many others are not; and even more attack the brethren unnecessarily and often in unfounded ways.  I pray that our Savior may open the eyes of those contributing to come to repentance as He so graciously did for me. Soli Deo Gloria, Landon.

Unless you’ve been living under a social media rock the last week or so, you’ve no doubt been made aware of the conflict between Pulpit & Pen and Dr. Karen Swallow Prior.  As of the time of this publishing, a resolution seems nowhere in sight and the entire ordeal has served nothing more than to fracture the body of Christ greatly.  Regretfully, I had a hand in promulgating this conflict by taking part in a podcast at Pulpit & Pen without having researched the facts myself first.

To be clear, I disagree with Dr. Prior’s approach to evangelism in some areas.  However, I was out of line to opine the way I did before making myself one-hundred percent clear on the facts of the situation.  For that error, I publicly repent and apologize to Dr. Prior and ask her forgiveness for the uncharitable treatment she received from me personally and the ramifications that may have stemmed from my public comments.

We are living in times where discernment has all but disappeared and it is thus important that we have those who keep an eye out for error.  However, there are ways in which to be discerning while remaining Biblical and charitable.

Having said that, I am stepping down from my position as Editor and Contributor at Pulpit & Pen effective immediately.  I have been greatly edified during my time at P&P but, through prayer and meditation, it has become clear that it is time for me to respectfully step down.  I have nothing but love for the brothers there and their ministry.  This is a personal decision based upon personal convictions and wise counsel from my elders, Pastor, and men I respect around the globe, and should not in any way reflect poorly on Pulpit & Pen as a whole.  I sincerely thank Pastor Hall for offering me this opportunity and wish he and the other contributors nothing but the best moving forward.

I pray through this situation that God is ultimately glorified and the body of Christ is strengthened.  We live in trying times in America and it is only going to get worse.  We must band together over the Truth of Scripture and preach the Gospel to those who are lost and in danger of eternal conscious torment.

Thank you all for your support of EntreatingFavor.com and the Fire Away Podcast and I pray it continues to edify the Saints.

Soli Deo Gloria.

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Founder of Entreating Favor, writer, and host of the Fire Away! podcast. He is an architect by vocation and professes the Bible to be the infallible, inerrant, Word of God. He and his wife Holly have two children.