"We Let A Wolf In"

Smirking Chupacabra

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A very interesting story about a church in VA.

This is one of the better-written news stories I've read in a while. It's from Sunday's Wall Street Post Magazine. If they did more writing like this, they'd still be good. It's got it all -- murder, envy, sexual lust, lust for power and money, and sadly, a group of people who seem to be trying to do good who put their trust in the wrong folks.

I grew up in the C of C, so the whole thing really resonated with me. The power of a small group of "elders" and the lack of any sort of real training for ministers is very familiar.

Read it -- you won't be sorry.
 

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A thorough background check by an outside agency has become a hard fact of life in some denominations. The cost might be prohibitive for smaller, independent churches. Or they prefer to live by the river Denial.
 

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“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
 

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Rob in Arlington said:
The prison chaplain's name was Peter Bumpass?
Yes, indeed.

I remember we once had a gospel meeting with an evangelist named Richard Hardesty. Very few biblical principles were learned by the young males in the audience that week ...
 

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Smirking Chupacabra said:
Yes, indeed.

I remember we once had a gospel meeting with an evangelist named Richard Hardesty. Very few biblical principles were learned by the young males in the audience that week ...
Or that's what he told you, anyway.
 
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