Over at the Broken Twig blog, news of resignations and a retirement has been posted via an email about the senior leadership of Moody Bible Institute. The email from the student development office also has been posted several places around the web by now, and I have it here below. In short, the Moody Board of Trustees has accepted the resignations of president Paul Nyquist and chief operating officer, Steve Mogck; and the retirement of provost Junias Venugopal. This news follows… Read more

This looks like a lawsuit. If this is what it looks like in the video below, I hope Deyshia Hargrave gets some of that long overdue pay raise in a financial settlement. According to many news services (source), Kaplan, LA middle school teacher Deyshia Hargrave questioned why her superintendent got a raise when teachers in the district had gone without a permanent raise for 10 years. Ms. Hargrave, after spending all day putting up with middle school kids, wasn’t having any… Read more

See the end of the post for updates… Julie Roys, host of the Moody Radio show Up for Debate, was terminated from her radio show yesterday after she alleged the existence of questionable fiscal and employment practices at Moody Bible Institute. Roys’ disclosures include a loan nine years ago from MBI to the school’s president Paul Nyquist for a condo (source). According to Roys, that loan has not been repaid. She also details alleged irregularities with college facilities, gambling by a… Read more

UPDATE (1/8/2018) – This morning, I received this statement from a SAMHSA spokesman: Although the current NREPP contract has been discontinued, SAMHSA is very focused on the development and implementation of evidence-based programs in communities across the nation.  SAMHSA’s Policy Lab will lead the effort to reconfigure its approach to identifying and disseminating evidence-based practice and programs. The Policy Lab is referred to on SAMHSA’s website and is led by Christopher Jones. The Policy Lab was created by the 21st Century… Read more

See correction below – Ravi Zacharias’ Ligonier bio has been changed to make it accurate. ……………………………………………. In a 2015 Church of England report evaluating ministry training at Wycliffe Hall, reviewers disclosed that the relationship between the Oxford University affiliate and Ravi Zacharias International Ministries had become a “cause of concern.” In 2006, Wycliffe Hall, a theological training center for the Church of England established the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics in cooperation with RZIM. However, Oxford University became concerned that the… Read more

Here are a few things I have been thinking and reading about. Ravi Zacharias, Ligonier Ministries, and His Oxford Thing UPDATE: As of January 10, the bio has been changed to remove the claim that Zacharias is a senior research fellow at Wycliffe Hall. I thought Ravi Zacharias would be more careful after his brush with controversy over his credentials. However, he is speaking for Ligonier Ministries this summer and they are billing him as a current “senior research fellow… Read more

In an offbeat selection for “The Lives They Lived” section of the New York Time Magazine, Joseph Nicolosi is remembered by Benoit Denizet-Lewis as an “artist, innovator and thinker” who died in 2017. I had a few things to say about Nicolosi when he passed, and a lot to say about reparative therapy during his life. This piece provides a view of a side of Nicolosi that I saw often — he simply could not be convinced that he could… Read more

In 2017, the following ten posts received the most page views: 10. K-LOVE’s Pledge Drive: Money Behind the Music (2017) 9. Former Newsping Pastor Perry Noble Incorporates Second Change Church (2017) 8. American College of Pediatricians v. American Academy of Pediatrics: Who Leads and Who Follows? (2011) 7. After the Demise of Mars Hill Church Mark Driscoll Landed on His Feet with Over One Million in Donations (2017) 6. IRS and Postal Service Agents on Scene at Benny Hinn’s Office (2017) 5. Mark Driscoll Spins the End of Mars Hill… Read more

Once again, a wonderful performance. Recorder artist Victoria Rigel plays two recorders at once in this 2008 version of O Come, O Come Emmanuel with yours truly on the guitar. She adds the second recorder at the beginning of the second verse.   Read more

In what has become a tradition around Christmas, I am again posting a selection from Audible Waters, a music project involving frequent commenter R. Jesperson. Here is Audible Waters’ video of their version of We Three Kings. Enjoy and Merry Christmas Eve! Read more

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