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Challenge: Watch Session 1 of the Ba...

Challenge:  Watch Session 1 of the Basic Seminar

We commented that a non-trivial number of Bill adversaries, including some “regulars” on Recovering Grace have never attended a single IBLP seminar or program, let alone met Bill.  My friend Chris Symonds replied asking whether this should matter.  In response we said: “I really do like you, Chris. Your opinions are important, but not nearly […]

Bill and Music

Bill and Music

Question: “What music is or isn’t acceptable and why it is the case?” Bill’s perspectives on music are never far from the discussion, often cited as the first thing that those that oppose him rejected.  He is known for his condemnation of all rock music, Christian or otherwise, counting it as one of the gravest challenges to the […]

Shepherd of the Hills

Shepherd of the Hills

Branson, Missouri is a tourist destination in the Ozark mountains quite close to the Arkansas boarder.  The city has a great many entertainment venues and hotels, sort of a family friendly “Las Vegas” with a distinctive southern, hillbilly flavor.  The area rose to prominence over a century ago because of a best selling novel called […]

Did He Do It? – Reconciliation ...

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Bill has reached out to all those that he has been aware of that have concerns with him, a process that continues. Many have fully forgiven him.  Others have laid demands on him in exchange for offered forgiveness, such as “renounce all of your teachings publicly” and, “confess publicly that you are evil and your […]

Did He Do It? – Some Facts

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Bill has not confessed to sexual harassment in any form, remains adamant that he was not morally improper in any way, whether legally defined as such or not. The matters he has addressed in past statements involve what most ministries consider normal boundaries for men counseling young ladies. Bill is an idealist, and he has […]

Did He Do It? – IBLP Board Acti...

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The Board requested we not publish anything about them and refer instead back to the statement(s) that they put forward on the IBLP website as this would best express their actions and intentions.  We expressed that due to the many questions we continue to field on the reasons behind their actions we had to make […]

Did He Do It? – “The Cabi...

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A particularly damaging account of alleged Bill improprieties in the 1970s surfaced publicly in the past 10 years called “The Cabin Story”. This account was actually included at one point in the official Bill Gothard Wiki until being removed for lack of foundation; the Wiki was subsequently placed in “protected status” by the Wiki organization […]

Grace and Faith

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As a last point, many have wondered how a definition of “desire and power” fits the following verses, already cited: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) There are a couple of ways […]

Did He Do It? – History and Sca...

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We expect that most coming to the website are familiar with Bill and his ministry, the high points as well as the low, so we will not focus on this now except for this synopsis. Bill began teaching his Basic Youth Conflicts seminar in the late 1960s based on principles he learned and applied from […]

Grace – On Our Lips

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One of the more interesting uses of grace (chen) in the Old Testament is as something in, coming out of the lips: “Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.” (Psalms 45:2)   “He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace […]

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