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 . . .
In wake of allegations that not all its faculty affirm biblical inerrancy, the Moody Bible Institute (MBI) yesterday took a bold step to define and strengthen its position on inerrancy, and to hold its faculty accountable. In an email sent to faculty and alumni, the institute announced it is adopting the Short Statement of the
I still tear up when I hear the iconic hymn “Just as I Am.” Forever etched in my mind are the hundreds, even thousands, of people streaming down the aisles at a Billy Graham Crusade to give their lives to Christ as the choir sings that song. As a kid, I watched practically every Billy
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
Do all the professors at the Moody Bible Institute (MBI) affirm biblical inerrancy? This question has been hotly debated ever since I reported that one of several allegations against the previous administration was that it allowed professors who deny inerrancy to teach at the institute. Less than a week after that post, three of MBI’s top
A Luxury Suite, Questionable Loan to Officer, & Gambling: The Disturbing Truth About Leadership at MBI
As a Christian non-profit ministry supported by donors and dedicated to equipping believers to make disciples around the world, the Moody Bible Institute (MBI) should maintain the highest ethical standards among its leadership. Sadly, this has not been the case in recent years. From maintaining a luxury suite for a famous board member to questionable
The Moody Bible Institute (MBI) is facing what is arguably one of the most serious crises it’s faced in its 132-year history. In addition to a dramatic financial downturn, which caused the institute to close its Spokane campus and cut nearly one-third of its faculty, MBI leaders are now dealing with allegations that they have
Top Hollywood executive and darling of the Left, Harvey Weinstein, has fallen from grace and some conservatives are outright gloating. Commentator Ann Coulter ripped into actress Meryl Streep for her apparent hypocrisy. Streep had denounced supporters of President Trump during her Golden Globe acceptance speech, but had fawned over Weinstein, even referring to him once
Do Christians want leaders or lemmings? Russell Moore is under attack for his outspoken opposition to Donald Trump. But he argued his convictions based on his understanding of Scripture, despite overwhelming pressure to stay silent. Agree or disagree with his position, one has to admit that this is precisely what good leaders do.
The day Japan surrendered to the U.S., Americans erupted in celebration, but according to my mother, my grandpa was subdued. Though he was thrilled that the deadliest war in human history had finally ended, he was sobered by the means required to achieve that goal. I feel similarly today. I am absolutely overjoyed that Americans