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Fwd: [#MRO-489-36585]: com-give.com scam site

Wow. Rare to get hypocrisy (or lies) in writing, but sometimes it happens. If you ever wondered if NameCheap stands by the public claims they make in places like https://blog.namecheap.com/how-to-report-a-fraudulent-website-to-a-registrar/ here's proof in black-and-white that they don't:
Begin forwarded message:

From: Nataly Bondarenko <abuse@namecheap.com>
Date: April 29, 2016 at 1:37:03 PM CDT
To: <emlarson@...>
Subject:[#MRO-489-36585]: com-give.com scam site
Reply-To: <abuse@namecheap.com>

Hello,

Thank you for your email regarding the domain name com-give.com. While the domain name does have Namecheap.com as the registrar, we cannot oversee the data being transmitted through its website. We do not own the domain name mentioned in your complaint, we are simply the company the domain name was purchased from.

The issue would need to be addressed through the hosting provider to see if their terms of service are violated and would need to be addressed thro…

It's not only about Jesus...

...but also the leaders and followers of Jesus:



"Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith."



‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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Is conflict OK?

I have a theological concerned with some kinds of "conflict".
I agree that it's not inherently un-Biblical, because there's plenty of diversity in the Body and sometimes people aren't thinking on the same wavelength.
But in a church, sometimes there are major decisions that aren't by consensus. In that case, is it simply that the minority of the congregation isn't listening to the Holy Spirit?  It can't be that the Spirit is giving two contradictory directions.
Listening to River Valley Leadership Podcast (Episode 010: Running From Conflict): http://leaders.rivervalley.org/podcast//episode-010-running-from-conflict Conflict is something that we all face as leaders. It's inevitable. You can't control when it will come up, but you can control what you do in the midst of it. Will you run from it? Or will you lean into the tensions you face to create a space for everyone to be better? Join the podcast crew as they dive into a discussion aroun…