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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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Headed to the Big House “For the Sake of Jesus”

Last Friday, we brought you a story about the “intolerable oppression” within HBF that lead James Sherwood MacDonald, in his own words, to “resign.” In the letter purportedly written by MacDonald, he stated that he is seeking an “understanding of … Continue reading

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MacDonald is Out

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To Every Season . . .

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