Take the Survey: Religion and Beliefs About Extraterrestrial Life

My middle school aged son is doing some research on the mutual influence of religion and beliefs about extraterrestrial life. You can help him out by taking the survey below (if you don't see the survey embedded, then click this link). Should take between 5-7 minutes depending on your responses.Appreciate any feedback in the comments section. Thanks in advance.Create your own user feedback surveyWe will report the results here after a week or so of collecting responses. Again, … [Read more...]

How Gospel for Asia in India Spent Foreign Contributions in FYE 2014

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Each year registered charities in India are required by law to disclose how they spend foreign contributions. Out of curiosity, I examined Gospel for Asia's FC-6 report for the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2014 (most recent data available). Below is a chart that combines the money spent from contributions from GFA (U.S., Germany, Australia, New Zealand, etc.) in U.S. dollars to GFA-India, Believers' Church, Love India Ministries and Last Hour Ministries.* GFA also sends funds to a … [Read more...]

Five Songs for a Friday Night

Been meaning to try this for awhile so here goes...I am going to put up five songs I like and then in the comments, suggest five songs you like. As we get time through the weekend, let's listen and enjoy them. It would be best to just put the title, artist and a link to the song, rather than post five videos. I am posting the videos but I would prefer you post links to save space.My five:     Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Gospel for Asia Appears to be Saving for a Very Rainy Day

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In a recent staff meeting (May 14, 2015), Gospel for Asia leaders told staff that they had $7 million in cash balance in India. Responding to a question from a staffer about why GFA is sitting on so much cash in India, COO David Carroll answered:That account will tend to build up over the year, it will ebb and it will flow and it will go down as money is spent. Currently, is there 94 million dollars in there or someone asked is there $150 million dollar fund on the field? No, currently the … [Read more...]

Gospel for Asia’s K.P. Yohannan and the Ring Kissing Ritual

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In one of my early communications with Gospel for Asia's COO David Carroll I asked: Can you confirm that the reason GFA organizes as an episcopal type church is related to Indian law. I have been told  that Indian law requires GFA to register as a church and assume a governance structure similar to the officially recognized Catholic Church and the United Church of India.  That means an episcopal structure (with bishops, etc.) is required.  Thus KP Yohannan is officially the Metropolitan (arch … [Read more...]

Tony Evans, White Privilege, and the Two World Policy

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Tony Evans raised eyebrows several weeks ago when he said the African-American family was "a lot stronger" during slavery than now. He later issued a statement saying "slavery was "ungodly, unrighteous, and unbiblical." However, he maintained that Black families today have "lost some of our unity" in contrast to Black unity during slavery.  While we disagree about the stronger slave family, I appreciated Evans' efforts to address his earlier remarks.Evans had other things to say in that D … [Read more...]

Gospel for Asia Tells Staff Carrying Cash to India is Legal But They Won’t Do it Anymore

Last week, I reported the testimony of several former Gospel for Asia students and staffers who told me that GFA asked them to carry envelopes of cash into India.Some groups may have carried as much as $135,000 in cash to India via individual envelopes of cash packed in luggage or backpacks. According to U.S. law, more than $10,000 leaving or entering the country must be declared and cannot be split up among co-travelers to evade declaration. No source I spoke with filled out any customs forms … [Read more...]

Kent Hovind Acquitted on Contempt of Court Charge

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Closing the loop on my earlier articles on Kent Hovind, I can point readers to this piece at Forbes and the judge's order, filed yesterday, which acquitted Hovind on the contempt of court charge.Nothing in this order or an earlier dismissal of charges exonerates him on his tax crimes.I was interested in this primarily because David Barton decided to get involved via his interview of Hovind, a creationist who has run afoul of other creationists on sciency creation science. … [Read more...]


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