J.D. Hall Has Not Learned His Lesson on Twitter: Bully Behavior

JD Hall and his Bully Behavior on Twitter


 

It seems Jordan (JD) Hall is showing his true colors today.

He got all worked up after someone appropriately gave him some corrective criticism. Apparently, from the Twitter conversation that I read, JD Hall did not clearly cite an author’s works on his recent blog article . . or at least it was not clear to all. Even someone on JD Hall’s Facebook page responded directly to Hall as if he wrote the article. You can click on the link and see that he did not correct this woman’s wrong conclusion.

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I don’t get the beef. I have no problem whatsoever when people send me a note telling me about a typo or citation error, etc. It doesn’t offend me in the least. But JD Hall showed no grace in his response to his critic. He showed anger and rudeness. There was nothing pastoral in his response. He interpreted the suggestion as an attack and responded with Twitter cannons.

Oh . . . . but there’s one thing I left out. The person who corrected JD hall was  . . . .

 

 

 

 

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A W.O.M.A.N.

It would be one thing for a man to correct him, . . . but a woman?  Oh my, my, my!

Have a look at the tweets that set him off. Put on your seat belt. They are sooooooooo mean and threatening to his personhood:

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It appears from the wording that the top two tweets are not even talking directly to Hall, even though he is tagged (@PulpitAndPen is his Twitter handle).  I’m pretty sure the last tweet is directed to @CalvinistJohn, because his Twitter handle is first in the tweet.  So, if I’m interpreting the tweets correctly, JD Hall was only tagged in these. Lisa did not tweet directly to Hall.

I noticed on Lisa’s Twitter profile that she’s an editor. So, of course she would take special notice of something important like a citation.

Remember, this is JD Hall who had a conference in his home state of Montana with the likes of Phil Johnson, Voddie Baucham, Paul Washer, etc. Here was the lineup from last summer’s conference:

 

In the following tweet, once again, Lisa is responding to @CalvinistJohn.  I have yet to find one tweet where Lisa is in direct conversation with Hall (evidently @CalvinistJohn tagged Hall in his original tweet, so if you reply to the tweet, it retains all the people tagged unless you physically delete the names).
JD Hall jumps in on the conversation here:

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Now Lisa Cooper’s husband, Jordan, who happens to be a pastor, chimes in the conversation to defend his wife. (Jordan, good for you!)

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Here, Jordan is responding to @GSethDunn, and JD Hall responds back to Jordan.

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JD Hall believes that a husband should rule over wives. He is publicly rebuking a pastor for not controlling his wife’s behavior. Isn’t it interesting that JD Hall is going after this woman and her behavior and she did NOTHING wrong, yet who is the one with the behavioral issues?

Projection, people.

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Ceaseless berating?  That is more projection, folks:

Psychological projection is a defense mechanism people subconsciously employ in order to cope with difficult feelings or emotions.Psychological projection involves projecting undesirable feelings or emotions onto someone else, rather than admitting to or dealing with the unwanted feelings. Source

If anyone is a ceaseless berator (I made up that word), it would be JD Hall. Just ask Ergun Caner. You can’t ask Ergun Caner’s son, Braxton, he’s dead. JD Hall tweeted a few times to Braxton in a condescending fashion, which then brought a group of tweeters who ganged up on Braxton. Braxton clearly indicated he was done, but men continued hounding him about his lifestyle as a teenager, the way his girlfriend dressed, etc. Within weeks of this Twitter incident, Braxton committed suicide.

Back to Lisa, Jordan and JD Hall, if you’d like to skim through tweets for yourself, here are JD Hall’s recent conversations.  Here are Lisa’s recent Twitter conversations.  You can see if I missed any tweets directed to JD.

Is there a reason why I posted the photo of the Reformation Montana conference? You bet. It is commonly known that JD Hall behaves like a bully on Twitter, yet those public Christian leaders don’t seem to have a problem associating with him and speaking at his events.

JD Hall is pastor of an independent church with no one over him. (The elders whom he claimed were going to hold him accountable after the last public fiasco on Twitter have obviously failed.) These men, if they cared about Christ’s reputation, would have nothing to do with JD Hall. Remaining silent is being complicit.

JD Hall needs to knock it off, and those who claim to be Christian leaders need to put their big boy pants on, give up the Montana Reformation conference, and stop patting their bro on the back, for Christ’s sake.

Good grief. Enough already!

 

 

 

159 comments on “J.D. Hall Has Not Learned His Lesson on Twitter: Bully Behavior

  1. Hi Dustin could bench race Justification with you do not have the time, I do appreciated the open forum Julie has created their are a lot of smart people in this group wouldn’t you agree? The tweet below which names the 15 sticks of dynamite if I understand you correctly you do not believe there was a organized mob online before the date of the tweet?

    thanks

    PS the link may have died by copying if you need to reference the link please scroll up to my previous comment

    Dustin asked
    Not sure what you mean when you’re referring to “15 sticks of dynamite”.

    b replied see link to tweet – RE: 15 sticks of dynamite

    #The15 pic.twitter.com/0pcK4hVwI7
    
    — ٩(ಠ益ಠ)۶ uosuɥoſ lᴉɥԀ (@Phil_Johnson_) December 28, 2014
    

    Dustin

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  2. Dustin,
    I know of very few churches that preach weekly how important the pastor is, and if that were the case, I imagine that I would rebuke them.

    They don’t have to. Just standing up in front of everyone, preaching, week after week, is enough to put a stamp of importance on the “teaching elder” or “pastor”. Add to that the idea that the most important function of a worship service is the administration of the Word (i.e. preaching), as I have heard it put forth, and more than once, and… who needs explicit chest-thumping?

    Satan himself was said to be subtle. I should imagine his influence in the destruction of the modern church would also be a subtle thing, unrecognized by the ones who are pulling down the church with their own hands, and wounding the lambs.

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  3. Dustin, you said, I may have a certain opinions and understandings that make me more comfortable, but I don’t let my personal preferences become pious precepts.

    Please let me say up front, I am not lumping you together with the destructive (although perhaps well-meaning) elders who continue to lead the church we left, but this was one of the placating statements they used, to lull us into complacency.

    We weren’t being legalistic, we were simply swayed by, and following personal preferences. Even though I read my bible regularly (not a lot of people do, in fact, women at that church have been known to say they don’t have to read the bible, they just let their husbands explain it to them), after years in that community, I was reading scripture through their lens, and thus not seeing anything wrong with their teaching and practice and “personal preferences”.

    Alluding to personal preference makes one sound humble and lowly and slightly holier than the next guy. Have you noticed that? It’s only recently that I’ve been able to see that.

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  4. “Hi Dustin could bench race Justification with you do not have the time, I do appreciated the open forum Julie has created their are a lot of smart people in this group wouldn’t you agree? The tweet below which names the 15 sticks of dynamite if I understand you correctly you do not believe there was a organized mob online before the date of the tweet?

    thanks

    PS the link may have died by copying if you need to reference the link please scroll up to my previous comment

    Dustin asked
    Not sure what you mean when you’re referring to “15 sticks of dynamite”.

    b replied see link to tweet – RE: 15 sticks of dynamite”

    Sorry, i don’t know what this means “”Hi Dustin could bench race Justification with you do not have the time, ” I also agree there are some smart people in this group, yes. As far as the mob thing- again- i was instrumental in growing the 15 and was right in the middle of the action, and in fact many of my posts at the time were pivotal in raisng the ruckus and causing Lifeway, specifically, to pull many books from their collection. I didn’t look at the timeline too closely, but there was no organized mob before stetzer went off and said his thing.

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  5. “Dustin,
    I know of very few churches that preach weekly how important the pastor is, and if that were the case, I imagine that I would rebuke them.

    They don’t have to. Just standing up in front of everyone, preaching, week after week, is enough to put a stamp of importance on the “teaching elder” or “pastor”. Add to that the idea that the most important function of a worship service is the administration of the Word (i.e. preaching), as I have heard it put forth, and more than once, and… who needs explicit chest-thumping?

    Satan himself was said to be subtle. I should imagine his influence in the destruction of the modern church would also be a subtle thing, unrecognized by the ones who are pulling down the church with their own hands, and wounding the lambs.”

    I do think having elders and teaching elders are very important. I don’t think the act of preaching to the congregation every week is a bad thing, nor indicative of a deeper problem. and when i said “how important the pastor is” i was referring to elevating specific people, not positions.

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  6. “Dustin, you said, I may have a certain opinions and understandings that make me more comfortable, but I don’t let my personal preferences become pious precepts.

    Please let me say up front, I am not lumping you together with the destructive (although perhaps well-meaning) elders who continue to lead the church we left, but this was one of the placating statements they used, to lull us into complacency.

    We weren’t being legalistic, we were simply swayed by, and following personal preferences. Even though I read my bible regularly (not a lot of people do, in fact, women at that church have been known to say they don’t have to read the bible, they just let their husbands explain it to them), after years in that community, I was reading scripture through their lens, and thus not seeing anything wrong with their teaching and practice and “personal preferences”.

    Alluding to personal preference makes one sound humble and lowly and slightly holier than the next guy. Have you noticed that? It’s only recently that I’ve been able to see that.

    Not especially because some stuff i’m still and unyielding and dogmatic about, but very few issues make me rise to the occasion. it’s why I can be cool and supportive of mega churches with 5000 people meeting together and one senior pastor preaching 45 Sundays a week, or likewise 5 families having a home church/microchurch where each week a different person delivers the message. I have preferences, but i’m not going to label what I don’t like to be sinful. \I’m not going to insist that people do it my way, or grow arrogant because I think i have a monopoly on truth regarding secondary, and tertiary issues. I’m rather be chill.

    As far as the women telling you that they don’t have to read the bible because their husbands explain it to them- that’s awful and bad kimchi all around.

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  7. Dustin said

    As far as the mob thing- again- i was instrumental in growing the 15 and was right in the middle of the action, and in fact many of my posts at the time were pivotal in raisng the ruckus and causing Lifeway, specifically, to pull many books from their collection. I didn’t look at the timeline too closely, but there was no organized mob before stetzer went off and said his thing.

    Dustin my understanding of the #the15 group it’s members believe they have been marginalized is that correct?

    So I have a few more questions because there is no time line available I use the work network to describe the loose gathering that became #the15 at some point

    When did you join the loose network, how did you become aware of the network ?

    Where you in charge of creating content to attract more members to the group or what was your role in growing the network ?

    The tweet I keep asking about which posted to twitter at the same time #the15 organizational document was published that tweet is from a division manager of a very wealthy religious family in the United States ?

    That family has many holdings Churches, University’s, publishing, video and technical services, conferences and public speaking. My skepticism here is why would a successful church business family need to call themselves marginalized ?

    Purpose of Reformation Montana was that a reward for JD ?

    tx Dustin

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  8. JD Hall is a bully. Just last week on Facebook, I did not agree with him calling some women who had committed sexual immorality with Jennings victims. He started making false accusations about me and when I asked him to prove what he said about me and to defend why he called these women victims, he unfriended me. He’s a coward who is incapable of defending himself when confronted so he unfriends to save face….My husband wasn’t too impressed with JD’ either.

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  9. Ctt Marine Christensen,

    JD hall is a false teacher and preacher. Stop wasting your time with him and his ilk. And that’s the way they react when they are confronted. Be warned. Glad you told your husband about this spiritual bully and liar. Good on you, and good on you for challenging Hall.

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