Moody Professors Protest: Will Sign Chicago Statement but it “Means Nothing to Me”

Several Bible and theology professors at the Moody Bible Institute (MBI) are openly protesting the board’s decision about a month ago to adopt the Short Statement of the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy and to require all faculty to sign it. The professors, who all served on an ad-hoc committee on inerrancy, voiced their opposition

What is the Role of Women in the Church? : A Conversation with Young Adults, Pt. 2

What is the role of women in the church? Can they be pastors? Should they be allowed to preach? What about teaching small group Bible studies or seminary classes? These questions have divided the church for decades.  And how Christians answer them generally depends on the camp to which they belong. So-called “complementarians” and “egalitarians”

Why I Blew the Whistle on Moody

Three months ago, my career was going precisely to plan. I had just published my first book and had begun receiving invitations to speak at major conferences and large churches. My platform was growing. My radio show was doing well. And I was publishing regularly in Christian periodicals. Life was good until . . .

3 Ways to Wrongly Apply Matthew 18

As a Christian journalist and broadcaster, I have wrestled with what the Scriptures say about publicly confronting Christian leaders and organizations. Does Matthew 18 apply, and if so, how?  Recently, I came across this article by Mark Ballenger and thought it was so good, I asked him for permission to repost, which he graciously granted.

MBI Administrators Fail to Uphold Doctrine: Hire, Then Fire Female Pastor/Oppose Profs Who Report Drift

In the wake of allegations that Moody Bible Institute (MBI) is drifting theologically, the institute has consistently maintained that there is no drift, and that all its faculty are faithful to “Moody’s stated beliefs and mission.” Yet according to a lawsuit filed last week, Moody knowingly hired a woman who’s an ordained minister to teach

Moody Statement Obscures Facts & Hides Wrongdoing

Moody Bible Institute (MBI) last week issued a statement claiming “there is no corruption, or any illegal and unethical activity taking place at Moody,” adding “it is false to characterize” the institute’s actions in this way.  Though MBI offered very few facts to refute the evidence of wrongdoing I presented in blogs on Jan 9