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 …

How to Identify a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

As we begin our study on how to identify false prophets, it’s important to revisit what Jesus said: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. (Matthew 7:15) Many times, our 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 …

So What’s Wrong with Conservatism?

One of my last articles was a definition of conservatism. I received some heat for that article on social media. Well, if you didn’t like that article, I’m going to warn you up front that this article is likely to 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 …

Singleness Is Not a Punishment

I am a 27-year-old single man. I would like to get married as much as the next guy. In fact, I don’t even plan on being single the rest of my life. But what if marriage isn’t part of God’s Read More …