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 [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 [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 hierarchies would be leveled. But we have since learned that the web can also be abused by those who [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 Love The most recent expressions of malice began, presciently enough, on Christmas morning 2015. On that morning a short column appeared on the New York Times website: A Spiritual Leader Gains Stature, Trailed by a Troubled Past. The appearance of that article may have [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 Campaign: Intense Demonization It has been months since the Marc Gafni smear campaign began. I have been [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 of Victims Why should you believe my story, my “version” of Marc Gafni rather than the rumors circulating about him? I’m tempted [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 might say,“ but Andrew Harvey, among others, has talked to women who have suffered at Marc Gafni’s  hands and verified their [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 something important to say. You can take that Word and preach a sermon that wanders about until it dribbles off the front [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 something important to say. You can take that Word and preach a sermon that wanders about until it dribbles off the front [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 something important to say. You can take that Word and preach a sermon that wanders about until it dribbles off the front [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 something important to say. You can take that Word and preach a sermon that wanders about until it dribbles off the front [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 love. I have become more and more convinced that it is the dance of eros and agape that bring forth the next beautiful moment [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…]