Author Archives: Bene Diction

About Bene Diction

Have courage for the great sorrows, And patience for the small ones. And when you have laboriously accomplished your tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.

Former MK speaks out – New Tribes Mission ‘retires’ abuser

8 years ago in 2006, Lori, a wife and mom living in the US,  and a former missionary kid (MK), wrote New Tribes Mission. In 1981-82, I was 10-11 years old and a resident of the Earl Dorm at the … Continue reading

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World Vision Canada covert discrimination – I Was Blocked From Hiring a Gay Person at World Vision Canada

Then I was called into the office of a senior staff member for a one-on-one meeting. I was so stunned by what I heard that I didn’t even know how to respond. He told me that he had made the … Continue reading

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NPR looks at Daystar TV and Kenneth Copeland – Can a Television Network Be A Church? The IRS Says Yes

In June of last year, Peter Youngren’s Grace TV announced it had entered into a partnership agreement with  Daystar TV, one of the top three religious broadcasters in the US. In November Grace TV announced Daystar Canada would operate Grace … Continue reading

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Crossroads Christian Communications ties to controversial Newsweek owners

For awhile now, Crossroads Christian Communications has been using a David Jang website for it’s news feed at Crossroads 360. Why? Ever since the Christianity Today investigative articles on Jang came out in August of last year, serious questions have … Continue reading

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World Vision Canada position on hiring gays and lesbians

I had a terrific day today, time spent with treasured friends. Lots of laughter and fun. And I came home to read that World Vision USA had reversed a brave and important decision made two days ago on why they … Continue reading

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MK Safety Net Canada

This is excellent news. Missionary Kids Safety Net, a well known advocacy and resource organization for missionary kids and third culture kids who have been harmed by their experiences in the missionary movement, has set up a Canadian branch. MKSN … Continue reading

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Charisma magazine runs paid for ‘news release’ under by-line of ‘news service’ owner

Nice catch by Ruth Graham (@publicroad) and Warren Throckmorton (Patheos). A  guy in Australia named Lyall Mercer wrote a pr mentioning his firm which was put up on Christian News Service (a pr site). For pete’s sake. Pr is pr. Charisma … Continue reading

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ResultSource – Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill NYT Best Seller List – ministries buying their way to the top

Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill church in Seattle have been getting attention again, this time for the choice to use a company called ResultSource to push one of Driscolls books onto the New York Times bestseller list. The focus the … Continue reading

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