CEF/DIL – A Depositor’s Reaction to ASC’s Notice of Hearing

After I posted CEF / DIL - ASC's Notice of Hearing "guest" of the CEF Investors Forum reacted with the following post: I am overwhelmed with so many emotions in reading this, relief, anger, sadness, shame, sorrow and even joy. I have never experienced such a complicated mix of emotions. Mostly though, reading this gives validation... Continue Reading →

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Denial of Volition

When the whole ABC CEF / DIL mess became public, one of the first things out of the Synodical President's office was "We can't do anything about it" and an abject opposition to any grass-roots initiatives to help the people affected by this travesty. This tactic has a name - https://twitter.com/wad3mullen/status/1006693836985389057    

What Did Rachael’s Church Do?

In my previous article "We Were Rachael's Church" I wrote about how the Denhollanders held up a mirror of the church's behavior to Immanuel Baptist church in Louisville KY and how the church reacted with introspection, investigation, awareness, repentance, and finally restoration. But what had Immanuel Baptist done? A recent Washington Post article "The Sin... Continue Reading →

We Were Rachael’s Church

Not too long ago I wrote about the testimony of Rachael Denhollander and how she laid down both law and gospel to Larry Nassar after he was convicted of sexually abusing hundreds of gymnasts under the guise of medical treatment.  Her testimony was as powerful as it was clear and left no doubt about the... Continue Reading →

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President on Abuse in the SBC

The following except is from an article written by Al Mohler who has been president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for twenty-five years. In his article The Wrath of God Poured Out — The Humiliation of the Southern Baptist Convention, Al is discussing how the SBC has responded to reports of a high-level official's attitude... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Day: Wade Mullen On Abusive Organizations

This tweet is for anyone that's tried to hold an errant organization to account. https://twitter.com/wad3mullen/status/970856276568825856 The reason this tactic works is because people are nice folks that want to work things out and inquiries of "can we discuss this?"  are usually met with "Of course! What's on your mind?" Ideally after a discussion of reasonable... Continue Reading →

Friends of “IDA Know”, “Not Me”, and “Nobody” Make Their Way Into LCC

Way back once-upon-a-time my favorite day of the week was when the weekend newspaper arrived with an extra-large section of full-color comics. A little bit of humor and fun is always welcome and the weekend comics always delivered. Among those strips was the long-lived The Family Circus which had a unique ability to take a single... Continue Reading →

Calling Church Leaders to Account

January 2015 was when everything changed for the members of Lutheran Church-Canada. People that had entrusted the church with their life savings, building funds, personal savings, retirement savings, and their sacred trust found out that a so-called "perfect storm" made it impossible for ABC District to honor the mounting withdrawal requests for their CEF and... Continue Reading →

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