Is the Bible the Third Member of the Trinity?

Today, many Christians have turned the Bible into an idol. They religiously study it, day by day, week after week, month after month. They make commitments to read the Bible every day. They know the Bible inside and out. And Read More …

Vows and Commitments: Tools for Spiritual Abuse?

For as long as I can remember, I have heard about vows and commitments. Throughout my life, different speakers and teachers encouraged me to make various commitments. Bill Gothard probably pushed me to make more commitments than anyone else. He Read More …

Youth Alive 2017: WOW! What a Weekend!

Last weekend, I experienced one of the most incredible weekends of my life. I am not kidding. I went to the Youth Alive conference near Lancaster, PA. I had almost not registered for it, but God gave me some pushing Read More …

Bill Gothard: A Change of Heart or Still Dishonest?

If Gothard is not totally honest and trustworthy, it casts doubt on the accuracy of his teachings. It also casts great doubt on his claims that he is innocent of the charges against him.

So what does his new website show? Read More …

Purity Culture Messed Me Up. This New Book Explains Why.

I grew up in Purity Culture.

And while, to some people, that probably sounds like a good thing, it wasn’t.

But what in the world could be wrong with promoting purity?

Plenty. Read More …

Happy 30th Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

Dear Mom and Dad, I want to thank you for the incredibly important step you took 30 years ago, when you stood at the front of a church and, before “God and these witnesses”, entered into a covenant together. Obviously, Read More …

Hooray for Persecution!

Persecution for Jesus’ sake brings you a blessing and a great reward. But will you pay the price to receive that blessing? Read More …