Liberty University throws Falwell under the bus to defend Beck’s convocation sermon

Liberty University throws Falwell under the bus to defend Beck's convocation sermon
Liberty University’s official spokesman responded to concerns about Glenn Beck’s appearance at the final convocation of the academic year, in which the university had compelled ten thousand students to listen to a Mormon-infused sermon. The spokesman, Johnnie Moore, was either unaware of earlier statements by the president of the school, Jerry Falwell, or didn’t mind ...

Liberty University’s provost doesn’t dispute his history as cultist collaborator

Liberty University's provost doesn't dispute his history as cultist collaborator
World Magazine published a curious non-denial denial from Ron Godwin regarding his participation with Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his Unification Church cult. Dave Swavely, reporting for World, asked Godwin about a series of Moon sermons that appeared to appoint Godwin as his disciple and collaborator. Swavely printed his lawyerly and non-responsive answer: Godwin told me he ...

Liberty’s fines, Beck’s lie, and the students’ applause

Liberty's fines, Beck's lie, and the students' applause
A few thoughts about the Liberty University and Glenn Beck story. The Fine A few commentators have wondered about the fine for students who didn’t attend Beck’s sermon. As they correctly point out, students are fined $10 for missing any convocation event, not just this one. This, however, doesn’t make Liberty’s invitation to Beck look any ...

Jerry Falwell ignores his school’s published doctrine to defend Mormonism

Jerry Falwell ignores his school's published doctrine to defend Mormonism
According to Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Liberty University’s doctrinal statement does not define Mormonism as a cult. In 2012, when students protested the school’s invitation to Mitt Romney, a Mormon, to speak at commencement, Falwell told CNN, Liberty has no official position on Mormonism. Our statement does not define Mormonism as a cult. There are hundreds ...

Liberty University fines students for not listening to cult leader

Liberty University fines students for not listening to cult leader
Liberty University invited Mormon Glenn Beck to preach to its students at its compulsory convocation last week, handing out $10 fines to residential students who didn’t have a suitable excuse for not attending. The Beck sermon continues a worrying trend that signals Liberty’s rapid retreat from Christian orthodoxy to an unapologetic embrace of false religions and ...

Why Liberty University won’t criticize Benny Hinn, even if it won’t do business with him

Why Liberty University won't criticize Benny Hinn, even if it won't do business with him
As Liberty University continues to update its “clarification” about Ron Godwin’s ill-fated appearance with Benny Hinn, it becomes harder to understand why they denied involvement in the deal. Both Godwin and Reber appear to have been doing their assigned jobs, and nothing about what they were offering on Hinn’s show was new. Instead of distancing ...

‘God Blogger’ interview with Drew Marshall in Toronto

15-minute radio interview with Drew Marshall in Toronto, Canada, where we briefly review the NewSpring harassment, Driscoll publishing, Furtick baptisms, and Liberty University stories. Share this:Share on FacebookClick to share on TwitterClick to share on RedditClick to email this to a friendMoreClick to share on Google+Click to share on StumbleUponClick to share on LinkedInClick to ...

Liberty University’s provost was a senior Moonie apostle and collaborator

Liberty University's provost was a senior Moonie apostle and collaborator
Liberty University’s current provost, Ron Godwin, was appointed by Rev. Sun Myung Moon to take his teachings and use them to revive and resurrect American Christianity. Moon knew Godwin intimately, and repeatedly praised him publicly for his usefulness in taking the Moonie message to the American Christian church. Godwin attracted attention last week when he ...

Benny Hinn dalliance brings Liberty University’s cultist history back into the picture

Benny Hinn dalliance brings Liberty University's cultist history back into the picture
Liberty University has a World Vision problem. Until World Vision announced and quickly reversed its policy on same-gender marriage, most of its donors probably thought they were giving money to help feed and evangelize poor children and families all around the world. While World Vision lost donors because of its betrayal of orthodox Christian doctrine, ...

An attempt to understand the corporate ties that confuse even Liberty University

An attempt to understand the corporate ties that confuse even Liberty University
Liberty University continues to try to distance itself from the announcement that it had entered into a partnership with Benny Hinn that would lead to a new crop of Hinn-ordained pastors the world over. I’ll have another post on the people involved in the announcement, though I decided to abandon that for a moment and ...