Son of Former MBI President Joe Stowell Speaks of “Toxic,” “Unholy,” and “Dangerous” Culture at Harvest

At one time, three members of the Stowell family worked at James MacDonald’s Chicago-area mega-church, Harvest Bible Chapel. Joe Stowell, Sr., President of Cornerstone University and former President of the Moody Bible Institute, served as a teaching pastor there. His son, Joe Stowell, Jr., served as an executive pastor. And Matt Stowell served as a worship pastor.

Harvest Elder Accuses Church Leaders of “Deceitfulness and Manipulation” and Attempting to “Run a Cult”

James MacDonald and the senior leaders of the Chicago-area megachurch, Harvest Bible Chapel (HBC), operate with “deceitfulness and manipulation,” and are attempting “to run a cult and control the masses.” That’s according to Randy Williams, a current Harvest elder and former chairman of the executive committee (EC)—a group consisting of MacDonald and four to five

Letter that Prompted Harvest Excommunication: “We are convinced that James . . . is not biblically qualified to be an elder”

Five years ago, eight former elders of Harvest Bible Chapel, including Dave Corning who had served as chairman of the elder board for 21 years, sent a strongly worded letter to the elder board about the character of Senior Pastor James MacDonald. In it, they said there are “20 disqualifying traits listed in 2 Tim. 3:1-5”

Meet Alexis Lightcap — The Brave Woman Challenging Transgender Bathrooms

Meet Alexis Lightcap—the brave, young woman taking a stand against her high school’s policy of allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex. After a frightening encounter with a boy in the girl’s bathroom, Alexis complained to administrators and was told there was nothing she could do. But Lightcap refused

Why We’re all Responsible for the Scandals in the Church

The Catholic sex abuse scandal is revolting. That Theodore McCarrick sexually abused seminarians is horrific enough. But reports that the Vatican knew about it and did nothing shocks anyone with any sense of propriety and justice. Plus, now there’s a grand jury report revealing that more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania have been credibly accused

STDs Hit Record High — Again! But are More Condoms the Answer?: An Interview with Abstinence Educator Scott Phelps

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have hit an all-time high for a fourth year in a row. And the The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is sounding a familiar refrain. More condoms! More sex ed! More funding! There’s no doubt, the statistics are alarming. Syphilis increased 76-percent between 2013-2017. Gonorrhea increased 67-percent, and is becoming

Stunning Video: More Evidence Man Vying to Be First Muslim Governor is Part of “Stealth Jihad”

Last year, I reported that Abdul El-Sayed, the man vying to be the nation’s first Muslim governor, may be part of “stealth jihad.” El-Sayed has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and his father-in-law is a former president and board member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). El-Sayed also embraces Shariah Law. Now, less than