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MacDonald/Harvest Restraining Order and Lawsuit Update

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Thank You

To the many people who have reached out to us over the past few days, we wanted to take a moment to say thank you for the many kind moments including prayers, shared scriptures, and even just a willing ear … Continue reading

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Harvest Bible Chapel and James MacDonald Sues TED and a Journalist

On 17 October 2018, James Sherwood MacDonald, individually, and Harvest Bible Chapel, corporately, filed a complaint in law as well as a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the authors of this website, the wives of the authors, and an independent … Continue reading

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HBC Chairman of the Executive Elder Committee Resigns in Protest

As you may recall, on October 24th, The Elephant’s Debt published a letter by David Wisen.  In that piece, we explained to our readers that David Wisen is the Teaching Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel Springlake in Michigan; and more … Continue reading

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One Member’s Resignation

Our most recent post regarding the David Wisen letter elicited a comment from a reader that struck us as a wise and grace filled response the the MacDonald crisis that we thought it was worth putting up as an independent … Continue reading

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HBF Audit, MacDonald’s Character and a Little Matter Called “Hush Money”

In our previous post, regarding HBC Elder discipline of James MacDonald following questions over the management of Harvest Bible Fellowship funds, we stated that we would unpack the details of this audit process and the questions raised by the HBF … Continue reading

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HBC Elders Remove MacDonald from Leadership; Retain Him for Teaching

On September 22, 2017, the HBC Elders released an Update stating that James MacDonald was relieved of leadership duty, and he is to remain on staff solely for purposes of teaching/preaching.

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