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Donald Trump: The Good Christian Candidate

This morning as I sipped my coffee, continuously reminding my son to keep eating his breakfast so as to not be late for school, I saw a clip on CNN of Donald Trump. He was giving a speech in Iowa … Continue reading

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On Courtesy and Power

“Courtesy forbids direct speech.  There is a great deal to be said for courtesy, but like any virtue isolated from other virtues, it can become distorted.  In particular, courtesy can become an extraordinary subtle form of manipulation favoring those in … Continue reading

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The Impossible: A Study in Weakness and Gratitude

When Henry, Maria and their three sons touch down on the stunning shores of Thailand, they see nothing more than the raw beauty of the tropical paradise that awaits them.  But on the morning of December 26th, 2004, their whole … Continue reading

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Harvest Bible Chapel … The Debt … The Salary … The Power … The 5G Campaign … The Hope

Over the past few months, Ryan Mahoney and I have spent a great deal of time researching and writing on the subject of James MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel.  During that season, many of you have asked us why we … Continue reading

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Harvest Bible Chapel: Establishing the Authority of “King James” …?

In recent days, I received an email from a trusted source who wishes to remain anonymous at this time.  The email in question, which contained a rather telling account of a 2010 meeting amongst Harvest Bible Fellowship senior pastors, directly … Continue reading

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The New Elephant in the Room: Does Pastor James MacDonald Possess too much Power? – Part 2

So what does the leadership of a highly visible mega church do when it begins to feel the pressure mount in the aftermath of a questionable course of action? A week and a half ago, Harvest Bible Chapel took its … Continue reading

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