Category Archives: education

Plagiarism?

First check out this article by Paul Chappell: Which Kind of Parent Are You?

Now take a quick peek for comparison at this article by Chip Ingram at Focus on the Family: Effective Child Discipline.

Permissive. Neglectful. Authoritarian. Authoritative….

Perhaps Chappell was loath to cite his source because the research was done by a sociologist and former Mormon missionary?

Would this kind of borrowing be enough to get a student expelled from West Coast Baptist College? I’ll leave it to you to decide.

Fundraising (In Sixty-Four Simple Spirit-Led Steps)

How does the Spirit of God move upon his people to give of their resources to build buildings and fund schools and do all manner of interior decorating?

Apparently the answer is “first He draws an org chart.”

Linked here for your perusals are two PDF documents (Pages 1-10) (Pages 11-20) that show how Lancaster Baptist Church (and by extension West Coast Baptist College) does its fundraising. As corporate organization schemes go, it’s a thing of beauty.

It appears that they actually start planning in October for the big giving event in March and involve the entire church with video teams sent out, personal testimonies, targeted preaching, mailings, and endless promotions of the giving drive at other events between October and March.

Then after all those months of planning and work God miraculously sends in money. I mean it may look an awful lot like church members being coaxed, cajoled, and and all but coerced into giving but I’m sure God is involved somehow.