Legal Maneuvers In the Case of Asia Bibi

Asif Aqeel, writing for World Watch Monitor, explains some of the recent legal maneuvers in the case of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian mother of five who has been charged with blasphemy. She was sentenced to death and has one more appeal to the Pakistani Supreme Court.There is a very helpful history of the case and a summary of the efforts of the courts to make it harder to achieve blasphemy convictions. Her hopes appear to be a change in evidence requirements or a pardon from the … [Read more...]

One Year Ago Today Janet Mefferd Interviewed Mark Driscoll

In conversations about Mars Hill Church, many people peg the beginning of the Year of Mars Hill's Discontent as being Janet Mefferd's radio interview with Mark Driscoll. In that interview, Mefferd accused Driscoll of plagiarism and he accused her of having "sort of a grumpy day."In hindsight, perhaps one could view the Strange Fire conference deception as the beginning of the end and indeed Mefferd began her interview by asking Driscoll about the conference. In fact, he never really answered … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Week: What Historians Think is Important About Thanksgiving

Starting on Sunday, I plan to post contributions from historians about they think is important for us to know about Thanksgiving. I have asked numerous historians to send something in and I am very happy with what I have received so far.Watch for this daily series to begin on Sunday afternoon.   … [Read more...]

Was Michael Brown Right About Sexual Orientation and Secular Counseling?

David Barton on history. Ken Ham on science. Joseph Nicolosi on psychology and sexual orientation. Now Michael Brown on sexual orientation counseling.In a Christian Post op-ed Michael Brown takes Al Mohler to task for his assessment of sexual orientation. Mohler now acknowledges that sexual orientation is a useful descriptive category, even as he appears to consider same-sex orientation to be inherently sinful. The former opinion seems to be self-evident, the latter position confusing. How … [Read more...]

Free Asia Bibi

In some really important news...Asia Bibi is a Christian mother who has been held in prison in Pakistan since 2010 on charges of blasphemy. On Tuesday, Nicholas Kristof at the New York Times gave his column to Asia Bibi's husband to plead her case. Her best hope appears to be an international appeal to the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain for a pardon.I blogged about her case in 2010 and started a petition at Change.org which I have reactivated. I hope you will sign it; it isn't … [Read more...]

John Catanzaro Does Victory Dance

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Clearly John Catanzaro hopes people don't read the actual settlement reached with the Department of Health.Catanzaro makes it seem like he did the Department of Health a favor and he did nothing wrong. However, he stipulated to deceiving the Department and he has to pay former patients $180,750 to cover the costs of vaccines he charged for but did not administer.Catazaro admitted to the same charges made back in January. Here is just one in which he agrees with the Department of … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church 2011 and 2012 Executive Compensation Studies

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Yesterday in a blog post on the church website, Mars Hill Church described again how they set executive salaries. Mars Hill Church utilizes external salary surveys for large churches from two sources for determining it’s staff salaries, and an independent compensation study for our executives. Executive salaries also undergo a separate, additional independent third party review of appropriate salary setting procedures, accuracy and internal payroll controls.None of the Executive Elders set t … [Read more...]

Washington Attorney General’s Office Responds to Complaints About Mars Hill Church

An unknown number of people have filed complaints with the Washington Attorney General's office regarding various aspects of Mars Hill Church's financial dealings. Two of them forwarded the responses received from the office. The first one describes an informal and voluntary process to bring together the consumer and the church. The second response gives no hint about the existence of an investigation. The first response describes a time frame for Mars Hill to reply to the AG's office.Bob … [Read more...]


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