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 …

It’s Time to Take YOUR Responsibility

Last week, I wrote about how I am not a victim of ATI, but a graduate, because it was part of the life training that God had for me. Since then, God has been continuing to teach me about life Read More …

I Am Not a Victim of ATI

I was once a student in Bill Gothard’s ATI (Advanced Training Institute) homeschool program. More specifically, I was raised in ATI from first grade until I finished school at age 16. At the time, I thought ATI was great. The Read More …

“The Voice of Papa is the Voice of God”, Part 3: Submission

In Part 1 of “The Voice of Papa is the Voice of God”, I addressed the “chain of command” that God has laid out in His Word, placing the wife in submission to her husband. Today, many people have rejected Read More …

“The Voice of Papa is the Voice of God”, Part 2: Pastors

In the first part of this series, we looked at how Bill Gothard taught that “the voice of Papa is the voice of God”—that God communicated His will to those under authority via their authorities. In the first article, we Read More …

“The Voice of Papa is the Voice of God”, Part 1

  Back when I was in Bill Gothard’s ATI homeschool program, I remember reading, in one of the Wisdom Booklets, a Latin phrase that they said described democracy: Vox populi, vox Dei—“The voice of the people is the voice of Read More …

Six Years Later

Today marks six years since the first post on this blog. It’s interesting to think back on all that the Lord has done in my life over those six years. Six years ago, I was still steeped in Bill Gothard’s Read More …