Over the past several months, numerous reports have circulated back to The Elephant’s Debt alleging that James MacDonald and the leadership of Harvest Bible Chapel were blaming the former leaders of Harvest for the financial crisis that has threatened to overwhelm the church. But unfortunately, in most cases, these alleged remarks were not being offered in front of the church congregation as a whole; and thus there was little that we could report.
A third member of The Void requests to have his statement put up on The Elephant’s Debt. Continue reading
Another member of The Void contacts The Elephant’s Debt and requests to have his statement put up on the site. Continue reading
Tim Challies speaks on Vertical Church ; Errant Theology of Money; and the Missing Elder Update. Continue reading
Over the past six weeks, The Elephant’s Debt has been committed to the process of exploring the character of James MacDonald, Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel. As we have already stated under “The Hope,” it has been our desire from the very beginning for James MacDonald to experience genuine repentance regarding the matters discussed on this website. After MacDonald provided his statement to the HBC congregation this past Sunday, it would appear that he may have taken a small, initial step down the difficult road of repentance. Nevertheless, regardless of how one interprets MacDonald’s confession to the congregation of HBC, the matter of elder qualification remains. Therefore, in this post, we will seek to address both of these two matters, beginning first with the subject of elder qualification.