BREAKING: MBI President & COO Resign; Provost Retires

The Moody Bible Institute today announced the resignations of President Paul Nyquist and Chief Operating Officer Steve Mogck, and the retirement of Provost Junias Venugopal. As I first reported Friday, the administration was facing serious allegations including allowing professors who deny the inerrancy of Scripture to teach at the institute and write curriculum; permitting a

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

Feminism: It’s the Word of the Year, But It May Not Mean What You Think it Means

Feminism.  It’s Mirriam-Webster’s word of the year.  And it’s no wonder with the Women’s March last January, the #MeToo Campaign this Fall – and the Boy Scouts’ decision in October to allow girls into their organization.  Women are flexing their collective muscle like never before, so it’s not surprising that feminism was looked up more

Video: Grad Student Faces University Inquisition For “Transphobic” Thought Crime

This is one of the most chilling exchanges I’ve ever heard, revealing the shocking level to which the thought police are exerting their influence on college campuses and obliterating free speech.  Lindsay Shepherd, a graduate student and TA at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, dared to show a video clip featuring University of Toronto professor

Church Needs Healthier Models of Manhood & Womanhood To Offer a Sick Culture

This article first appeared on the Religion News Service website on October 26, 2017. Today Brandan Robertson is a leading voice among LGBTQ-affirming Christians.  But 10 years ago, he was a new believer from an alcoholic home, trying desperately to live up to his fundamentalist church’s ideal of manhood. And failing miserably.  “According to many

Healthy Manhood & Womanhood Revealed in an Unlikely Source: The Sound of Music

What is healthy manhood and womanhood?  And how do we as men and women embody both masculine and femiinine? As I write in “Redeeming the Feminine Soul,” the church sometimes promotes unhealthy hyper-masculinized and hyper-feminized visions of manhood and womanhood.  But a truer, more biblical model recognizes that men and women need a balance of