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
How do you respond when a church member comes out of the closet? What’s the best way to keep Millennials from leaving the church? And, how can the church prepare for what’s certain to be a drop in giving in coming years? These are the kinds of difficult issues pastors and church leaders are facing today. And, this why Moody Bible Institute this week is hosting its first-ever Engage the Culture Conference. I am excited and honored to be emceeing this event, and in advance of the conference, I interviewed Moody Bible Institute President Dr. Paul Nyquist to learn more about the thinking and strategy behind this new, cutting-edge conference.
If you had asked me three months ago what the greatest threat to evangelicalism is, I might have said the evangelical Left. For the past decade, I have been dismayed as more and more professed evangelicals have abandoned biblical orthodoxy and have embraced gay marriage, socialism and recently – the notion that Muslims and Christians
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is facing sharp criticism because it promoted Black Lives Matter at its Urbana 15 student missions conference last week, but specifically excluded to two student pro-life groups. In an op-ed in the Christian Post, Students For Life President Kristan Hawkins and Rock for Life President Erik Whittington wrote: “While InterVarsity denied Students