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...]

Protest of Mark Driscoll Planned at Hillsong Church in Sydney on May 31

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A group called "People Against Fundamentalism" plans to protest Brian Houston's decision to bring Mark Driscoll to the Sydney Hillsong Conference this summer.According to the group's website, the protest will take place on May 31 at the Sydney church's Waterloo campus.Protests may also occur in London where Driscoll is slated to speak in July. A petition asking Hillsong to remove Driscoll as a speaker has garnered nearly 1,000 signature on Change.org. Pastor Houston issued a statement … [Read more...]

Sutton Turner: Leaving a Big Church is Selfish

Just when I thought we were getting somewhere...Today, Sutton Turner posted an apologetic of sorts* (pdf of the post) for separation of pastors from pews in big churches. Turner seems convinced that the corporate world is a good analogy for a church leadership.This quote seems to capture the mood: When an organization grows and people lose access to the senior leader, many will take the selfish route and leave. They look back on the smaller, familial organization as the golden days, … [Read more...]

Grading Pastor Dan Kellogg’s Mark Driscoll Homework

In a blog post yesterday, Gold Creek Community Church pastor Dan Kellogg said he did his homework before asking Mark Driscoll to speak at his church on Sunday. According to that blog entry, Kellogg said he spoke with Driscoll's "accountability board."  The unnamed member or members of that board said: “There is nothing Mark has done that disqualifies him from ministry”.  That was enough for Kellogg, but was it enough homework? Kellogg reminds me of the student who attacks a complex subject by … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Demonstration Taking Place at Gold Creek Community Church

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UPDATE: Gold Creek put the sermon up on their website.Mark Driscoll is speaking at Gold Creek Community Church (the live feed freezes often but you can catch some of it here) while a demonstration is taking place outside.He is speaking about Hebrews 11.Outside former Mars Hill members are giving out a flyer about their actions (click the link to read it).Incredibly, Dan Kellogg, the pastor at Gold Creek said Driscoll had been treated unfairly by his staff and that most what was … [Read more...]

Former Mars Hill Church Members Protest Mark Driscoll’s Appearance at Gold Creek Community Church This Sunday

Thursday evening I posted a notice that Mark Driscoll is slated to be the mystery speaker tomorrow at Gold Creek Community Church in Mill Creek WA. Driscoll's return to the Seattle preaching stage will not go unnoticed by some former members of his former church. See below: For Immediate ReleasePublic Demonstration Protesting Mark Driscoll in the PulpitMill Creek, Washington, May 17, 2015Gold Creek Community Church in Mill Creek, Washington has invited Mark Driscoll to preach in all … [Read more...]

Was Tony Evans Right About the Stronger Slave Family?

On his Facebook page,* The King's College professor Anthony Bradley, keeps this issue alive by asserting that Tony Evans was right to say that African-American families were "a lot stronger" during slavery than now. Although he didn't break much new ground, Evans later clarified his remarks.Bradley referred to an excellent book by Herbert Guzman and said: Here's the deal. Tony Evans was largely correct. The black family was stronger during slavery *and* Reconstruction. It's simply not true … [Read more...]


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