Gospel for Asia Avoids Tough Questions, Continues the Spin

Beginning in mid-June, some donors and former donors to Gospel for Asia began receiving a letter from GFA CEO K.P. Yohannan. That letter is below. Yohannan doesn't actually address any of the matters of smurfing money to India, surpluses in India, funds unaccounted for and the role of Yohannan in the Believers' Church.I am going to provide the letter along with my comments. From: donorservices@gfa.org Date: Subject: Gospel for Asia To:Dear Friend in Christ,Greetings in the name … [Read more...]

Christianity Today on Whistleblowing Blogs

This month marks 10 years of blogging. Nice to start the month with some favorable press over at Christianity Today.Michelle Van Loon and Marlena Graves link to this blog in their story on whistleblower and watchdog blogs. In addition to this blog, they link to Wartburg Watch, Spiritual Sounding Board, Recovering Grace, and the blog of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment).*Van Loon speaks from personal experience of dealing with a cover up in a church. She sees … [Read more...]

Spock on Implication

Someone left a comment on my post about Brian Houston's interview of Mark Driscoll. Most people seemed to think the interview wouldn't go forward. About 47 seconds into this clip, there is a debatable distinction discussed by the Spocks. WatchSpock: You lied.Spock: Awww, I implied. … [Read more...]

Something I Don’t Understand About Mark Driscoll’s Resignation

In his interview with Brian Houston, Mark Driscoll said he had decided to go along with the restoration plan that the Mars Hill elders wanted to implement. He told Houston that he had given the go ahead for the plan which would have him returning to the pulpit on January 4, 2015.  However, then on the Monday night after he said he would follow the elders' plan, God told him and his wife that they were released from ministry. Then he resigned.First of all, no one at the time said anything … [Read more...]

Asia Bibi Near Death

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I have written about Asia Bibi on several occasions. Bibi is a Pakistani Christian mother of five who was convicted of blasphemy against Mohammad and sentenced to death. She has been dying a slow death in a Pakistani prison while Pakistan's government has turned a deaf ear to many calls for her release.News reports suggest she is very ill and will die if she does not receive medical care.There have been multiple petition drives (I count eight on Change.org) and calls from political … [Read more...]

More Questions for Gospel for Asia About 2013 Spending and Funds Unaccounted For

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It has been nearly a week since I posted auditor Jason Watkins analysis of publicly available records of Gospel for Asia's spending in 2012.  I sent the information to Gospel for Asia's CEO, K.P. Yohannan, and COO, David Carroll as well as the president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability Dan Busby. I asked them to provide information which would contradict Watkins' findings. No reply.Today, I want to post Watkins' analysis of the spending in 2013. Over just these two … [Read more...]

Hillsong Church Campaigners Feel Betrayed by Brian Houston’s Interview with Mark & Grace Driscoll; London Protest Planned

Earlier this month, Brian Houston, pastor of Hillsong Church, appeared to respond to the protests and petitions about Mark Driscoll's appearance at the church's summer conferences.  He issued a statement which sounded like Driscoll would not have a presence at the Hillsong conference, underway now in Sydney Australia. Houston said (full statement here):After personal interaction with Mark Driscoll today, we have agreed that he will no longer be coming to Australia or the UK to attend H … [Read more...]

Hillsong’s Brian Houston Interviewed Mark and Grace Driscoll After All (VIDEO) (AUDIO)

Update: Campaigners against Driscoll's appearance have expressed betrayal via statements about the interview.Just a little while ago, Brian Houston showed a taped interview of Mark and Grace Driscoll at the conference in Australia. I have some video below. The source of the video stalled out near the end, so this is not the complete interview.Despite the fact that Houston told the world Driscoll would not attend the conference, he brought him to the conference via video anyway. At that … [Read more...]


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