Reading to Catch Lies: Marc Gafni’s Refutation of the Chaya Lester Attacks

  So how does a public figure respond to an angry ex- partner’s internet smear campaign? It’s a real question in a world where “truth” itself seems under attack. Another question is, "How should we?" I had a job once working at the Front Desk of the Plaza Hotel in New York—a reputable institution to be sure. I was young, a preacher’s kid, and remarkably naïve, so it disturbed me when the Front Desk Manager would come behind the desk and grab hold of a breast or stick his hand under the ski … [Read More...]

Guest Post: Marc Gafni Wiki — How Wikipedia is used for Internet abuse — Part 2

Marc Gafni’s Wiki page — exposed In Part One of this article, I exposed how skillful Wiki editors can take control of a Wiki page and use it as a tool of Internet abuse. I will now turn to American Philosopher, Dr Marc Gafni ’s page to illustrate some of the issues I explored earlier. In the first paragraph of Marc Gafni’s Wiki page, the third and fourth sentences say that “he has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women, and admitted to sexual relationships with a 14-year-old girl. He … [Read More...]

Guest Post: Marc Gafni Wiki — How Wikipedia is used for Internet abuse — Part 1

MARC GAFNI: Wikipedia as a Tool of Internet abuse In the early days of the Internet we were all convinced that the web would be a momentous advance in democracy: everyone would have a voice and … [Read More...]

Speaking Out For Integrity and Dr. Marc Gafni – Part I of IV

Dr. Marc Gafni, My Friend, a Voice of Hope Grounded in LoveThe most recent expressions of malice began, presciently enough, on Christmas morning 2015. On that morning a short column appeared on … [Read More...]

Speaking Out For Integrity and Dr. Marc Gafni – Part IV of IV

In the third section of the Marc Gafni story, I wrote about how important it is for good people to seek truth, for not everything is what it appears.Marc Gafni and the Tell Tale Sign of a Smear … [Read More...]

Speaking Out For Integrity and Dr. Marc Gafni – Part II of IV

In the first section I wrote about what draws me to Marc Gafni—why Marc is my friend and why the smear campaign against him hurts me personally. Smear Campaigns, Hidden Agendas and the Manufacturing o … [Read More...]

Speaking Out for Integrity and Dr. Marc Gafni – Part III of IV

In the second section I wrote about the way in which this smear campaign against Marc Gafni started—who started it and why. Andrew Harvey, The Goddess Weeps: A Failure of Integrity “Oh yes,” you mig … [Read More...]

New Hearing – Sermon Form Class – 4 of 8

One Major Improvement in Preaching Will Make All the Difference There is one thing, that if preachers would learn to do, it would vastly improve their preaching. Assume for a moment that you have … [Read More...]

Gemstone – Sermon Form Class – 3 of 8

One Major Improvement in Preaching Will Make All the Difference There is one thing, that if preachers would learn to do, it would vastly improve their preaching. Assume for a moment that you have … [Read More...]

Lowry Loop – Sermon Form Class – 2 of 8

One Major Improvement in Preaching Will Make All the Difference There is one thing, that if preachers would learn to do, it would vastly improve their preaching. Assume for a moment that you have … [Read More...]

Sermon Form Class – 1 of 8

One Major Improvement in Preaching Will Make All the Difference There is one thing, that if preachers would learn to do, it would vastly improve their preaching. Assume for a moment that you have … [Read More...]

Standing on Truth?

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The Dance: Looking Towards a Life Well Lived

I continue to work through the implications of a text that uses the word agape to translate "love," while describing the phenomena of eros, the evolutionary impulse, the gentle persuasion towards … [Read More...]

Dear Dear Donald

He's having such a hard time with this Presbyterian thing I thought I'd try to give him some help. … [Read More...]