Kamp Kanakuk Survivors Wonder Why There Has Been No Change in Leadership

When I read story after story of mishandled claims—all occurring against the backdrop of the thunderous success of the [Liberty] university’s fundraising and enrollment—I was reminded of a different powerful Christian institution, Kanakuk Kamps, which ignored red flag after red flag that it had a superpredator in its midst. After all, he was so successful. He was so appreciated. The … Continue reading

The Big Ask – BattleCreek Church Senior Pastor Alex Himaya Goes to the Well One More Time – Seeks $50 Million

A horrible and shocking thing has happened in this land — the prophets give false prophecies,and the priests rule with an iron hand. Worse yet, my people like it that way! But what will you do when the end comes? Jeremiah 5:30-31 (NLT) “The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people’s fantasies. People may … Continue reading

Alex Himaya – A Visionary

My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but … Continue reading

Another Former Employee of The Chapel Speaks of the Toxic Culture of The Chapel Under Former Senior Pastor Tim Armstrong

Editors Note: The story below is reproduced precisely as I received it with the one exception that I deleted the individuals name from the end of the story. This person was happy to have his name published, but I thought I would let him share it with you all in the comment section if he so chooses. What follows is … Continue reading

A Light-Hearted Member’s Meeting That Answers Your Questions!

On Monday, The Chapel re-opened their Slido app for members to ask questions they would like to have answered at their upcoming member’s meeting. The only problem is – if past performance is any predictor of future actions – most of the questions submitted will not be answered. In fact, in my opinion, the questions The Chapel leadership will answer … Continue reading

Why is Chapel Leadership Not Being Transparent With Members?

So many people I’ve talked to in some of these churches have said “I saw the pastor do that and I should have said something.” …Church cultures don’t form overnight and they don’t reform overnight. -Scott McKnight, Toxic Church Cultures | GRACE Live Conversation | Scot McKnight & Boz Tchividjian On October 1, 2021 The Chapel leadership published two documents, … Continue reading

The Chapel, Akron – Just One More Question!

“Church leaders should not try to silence those who have been hurt, especially if they have been hurt by leaders in the church. Silencing victims will always result in more pain being expressed. Also, those victims will seek solace from friends. These friends may become angry or concerned for their friends and speak to others. This is normal life. The … Continue reading

The 9Marx Interpretation of Acts 2:41

“The infallible rule of interpretation of Scripture is the Scripture itself: and therefore, when there is a question about the true and full sense of any Scripture (which is not manifold, but one), it must be searched and known by other places that speak more clearly.” The Westminster Confession of Faith, I.IX “I suppose it is tempting, if the only … Continue reading

Grace Chapel of Franklin, TN is Imploding

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 Below is a recording of the live feed from the first service at the Grace Chapel in Franklin, TN. This occurred yesterday, August … Continue reading

Why Didn’t The Chapel Church Board of Trustees Follow Their Constitution in Removal of Tim Armstrong?

But those elders who are sinning you are to reprove before everyone, so that the others may take warning.  – 1 Timothy 5:20 NIV “Whatever their bodies do affects their souls. It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out…” ― C.S. Lewis, The … Continue reading

The Chapel Church Allows Senior Pastor Tim Armstrong to Resign; The Fate of Two Other Pastors Remains Undetermined

We don’t believe that the powerful leaders we admire could possibly abuse their power. We don’t want to see because if we see, we must either act or carry the guilt of not having done so. We don’t want to see because it threatens our belief in the virtue of our leaders and the worth of the system. The leadership … Continue reading