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About the Lawsuit

About the Lawsuit

With the amended lawsuit this week against Bill and IBLP bringing the total – and final – number of plaintiffs to 18, my friend Chris asked for a reaction.  Because we interact with Bill fairly regularly it is inappropriate to offer a detailed response at this time.  But my comment to Chris was: Let’s see . […]

Exhibit B: Tua Culpa

Exhibit B:  Tua Culpa

Mea Culpa means “I am guilty”, a Latin phrase of confession introduced to the modern idiom from the Catholic Mass.  Over the years Bill has publically acknowledged having fallen short before God and man in a number of areas as he has sought to correct faults that have been brought to his attention.  There are those who have […]

New Math

New Math

Mathematics is a wonderful discipline, one that some of us love.  We know that numbers matter and don’t like to be abused.  They speak to the carefulness and veracity of those that would purport to report on a matter. So here are some numbers as we have found them that don’t seem to add up: March 7, […]

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 […]

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