Why Pope’s Response to a Gay Man is Wrong, But in Line With Many Evangelicals

It was the most depressing conference I’ve ever attended. For two days, people on different sides of the gay issue debated how Christians should counsel those with same-sex attraction. Some pushed for gay affirmation and full acceptance of same-sex relationships; others upheld the Bible’s prohibition on homosexuality and urged gays to remain celibate. Many expressed

Conservatives Don’t Need Spokesmen Like Paige Patterson; We Need a Better Vision of Manhood & Womanhood

Paige Patterson, the president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and hero to many conservatives, is fighting for his professional life after his regrettable remarks concerning battered wives and a “very attractive” and “built” teenage girl.  While many evangelicals are calling for Patterson’s resignation, including nearly 3,000 Baptist women, some are defending him. In fact, one

What is True Womanhood? — An Interview with Herman & Sharron of Christian Television Network

Should women seek to emulate the idealized Proverbs 31 woman, who’s supposedly meek and demure? Or, in the words of feminist Gloria Steinem, should we try to become “the men we wanted to marry”? Today women are torn between two conflicting visions of womanhood, both in the church and society. And frankly, many of us

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”

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

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