Question for Gospel for Asia: How Many Indian Churches Would $45 Million Build?


In Revolution in World Missions, K,P. Yohannan says the money needed by the rest of the world's churches is held by North American Christians. Because he believes this, he has strong words for church leaders who construct expensive churches: Is it God’s fault that men like Brother Paulose are going hungry? I do not think so. God has provided more than enough money to meet Paulose’s needs and all the needs of the TwoThirds World. The needed money is in the highly developed nations of the West. No … [Read more...]

Marco Rubio Leads in Poll of Evangelicals; Donald Trump Ties with Hillary Clinton

World magazine is regularly polling 103 leaders/insiders regarding their views of the 2016 presidential contenders. This month Marco Rubio and  Carly Fiorina gained ground among the poll participants.Rubio was considered first choice by 34.5% of the participants while Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Fiorina and John Kasich round out the top five. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each got two votes to tie with 2.3% of the participants. Eighty-one percent said they would not vote for Trump, tops among GOP … [Read more...]

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability Reviewing Gospel for Asia

This morning Christian Today's Mark Woods reports that the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability is reviewing Gospel for Asia.Woods takes note of the controversy surrounding GFA and says that the review is expected to last until October. At that time, GFA will provide answers to "outstanding questions."Woods and Christian Today have provided some good coverage of this matter while everybody else appears to be sitting on their hands. Perhaps they are waiting for the review … [Read more...]

This Day in History: First Televised Major League Baseball Game

This item caught my eye...These days I enjoy watching the Pirates play and enjoyed playing baseball as a younger man. As a catcher, I idolized Johnny Bench (and the rest of the Big Red Machine). My baseball dream died in the second year of college when music and my wife seemed more interesting.   … [Read more...]

Complaint Filed Against Gospel For Asia Australia Over Funds Sent to India


Australia blogger Ted Sherwood has filed a complaint with the Australian Charities and Not-for Profits Commission regarding Gospel for Asia Australia's contributions to India. Money GFAA claimed went to GFA in India also went to Believers' Church.  Sherwood's disclosure is in a footnote to a detailed analysis of GFAA's financial reports.In the analysis, Sherwood says: I have confirmed, from Indian government records (go here and select the year and Kerala), that approximately $2.1 m arrived … [Read more...]

Believers’ Church India Gave Nearly $20 Million to Help Build Gospel for Asia’s New Office Complex


Daily, Gospel for Asia affiliates all over the world solicit donations to help support children and mission activities in Asia. GFA affiliates in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand collect money from donors and funnel it to various non-government organizations affiliated with GFA in several Asian nations, most notably India, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.*I have recently learned that on at least one occasion the flow of funds was reversed. In May, David Carroll … [Read more...]

Information Missing from Gospel for Asia Websites After Report on K.P. Yohannan’s Board Memberships in India


On August 14, I posted an excerpt from a May 14 Gospel for Asia meeting where K.P. Yohannan told GFA staff that he was not on any organization boards in India. Yohannan said: I am not legally on any boards, any trusts, anything in any of these countries. I have no powers to make decisions or sign money, or release money, or make decisions...why? Because anybody who work in the United States or overseas countries have a board membership or have legal membership should not be part of their legal … [Read more...]

Salon Article on David Barton

Julie Ingersoll posted on David Barton's historical misadventures today at Salon. The article is a lengthy section from her book Building God's Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstructionism.Julie's article brings together several strands of thinking which have influenced Barton and is a good introduction for those wanting some background on the collector of historical documents. It is a plus that she includes a mention of Getting Jefferson Right (one correction, we published our … [Read more...]