November 18, 2002

Hi Danny,

When you visited me in my office a few weeks ago, I was quite hopeful of the possibility of reconciliation.  However, what has transpired since has been a great disappointment.  Please help me with the following:

This will all come out in the light. You had an opportunity to fix things when you arrived here in June of 2001.  You heard witnesses then, but you have chosen to ignore us, and the many people we spoke for.  I think I know the reason for this, but it grieves me greatly to consider it.  You see, in spite of all this, I can't help but like you. I know that in many ways you are an exemplary individual, and someone I could benefit from in Christian fellowship. Yet, you are totally blind, and are applying the most wicked double standard to this affair.  I know you want success and blessing in your work, but it will be impossible under the current situation because the Holy Spirit is grieved.

More people will be wounded, and the cost will be greater, and needless pain will occur. Please be a man of God; come to your senses and stop this now. Even now it is not too late, although it will not be nearly as easy as it could have been when you first arrived.

As ever, I am ready to remove any and all of my things off the Internet, and will quickly publish an update, praising and supporting repentance, the moment this occurs.  The only catch is that it must occur.  Saying sorry, in a "confidential" meeting is not enough.  There must be visible fruits of repentance.

I pray that we could get together soon, with regard to your following up on my essays. However, I do not wish to meet with you one on one with regard to the treatment of David, the slander of my reputation and my false excommunication. In this matter, you have greatly overstepped your authority and any meeting must involve the Body of Christ.  You have had ample opportunity to meet with me alone in the past, which you have neglected. No, we must pick up at the place where Kirk came to you a few weeks ago. If we meet, it will be with myself, Kirk, Aaron Cantrell, and one or more of the following: Rick Eastman (Pastor of church of Nazarene), Bryan Stupar (Calvary SLO) and Scott Peterson (Grace).  I would have liked to have had Chris Lawson there, but he will have moved to Scotland by December 14th.  God has opened a door, and Chris and his family are planting a church there. 

Please understand that people are praying for you.  Don't harden you heart.

Your brother and friend,

Brent


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