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Teen Mania Deletes Response Website

This afternoon, after the local news reported on ESOAL, Teen Mania removed their response website and instead forwarded the link to the website hosted at www.hastories.com. Here is a link to their original response site….


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Honor Academy’s ESOAL In the News, pt 1

KLTV, a local (to Teen Mania) television station is doing a series on ESOAL. Here is the first part, including an interview with me. Update: I think its interesting that Jon Hasz says that he…


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The Theology of ESOAL

The Honor Academy believes ESOAL will help interns reach the death and burial of their flesh, followed by a resurrection. They call this experience BAR. In this talk from the last year, Dave explains the…


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A Marine’s Point of View

Frequent commenter, dan, wrote this in the forum last week and I thought it was too good not to share. Dan is a former Marine and has a long history with Teen Mania including being…


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Is ESOAL safe?

ESOAL 2010 starts next Wednesday. As we’ve discussed before, ESOAL is physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually unsafe. The list of injuries is long including staph infections (one that almost killed an intern and led to…



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Emma’s Story: Part 3

Emma’s ESOAL story: I was truly excited for ESOAL. I thought that it would be a great experience, and that pushing myself to my limits would be really good for me. So in the auditorium,…


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Conference Call: ESOAL

Several questions were asked about ESOAL throughout the conference call. @ 15:55 – Dave says that ESOAL has changed dramatically. In the early years, the entire group stayed together, but “as a result of that…


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Chase’s Story

Moderator’s Note: “Chase” contacted me because he was concerned that this blog was not helpful but instead might be causing division. He graduated in 2009 and loves TM. He wanted to share his “positive” story….