Type to search


Ep. 186: Kanakuk, Liberty U, Celebration Church, and Methodists Split

On today’s program, Kanakuk Kamps face new scrutiny over its handling of sex abuse cases.  And Liberty University faces a federal investigation over its handling of sexual assault.  Also on today’s programs, Duke Divinity students pray to a “queer god” and conservative Methodists form a separate denomination.  We begin today with news that Jacksonville, Florida’s Celebration Church has been kicked out of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

I want to mention again that a couple of the stories we talked about today – the Kanakuk story and the Life360 Church story – came from reader tips.  That happens just about every week.  If you have a story you’d like us to cover, or a ministry that you think needs a closer look, please email us.  Our email is [email protected].  That will come directly to my desk, and we’ll take it from there.

And, finally, a reminder that you can help the program by leaving us a rating on your podcast app.  The more ratings we get, the easier it is for others to find us.  It’s a quick, easy, and free way you can support MinistryWatch.

The producers for today’s program are Rich Roszel and Jeff McIntosh.  We get database and other technical support from Cathy Goddard, Stephen DuBarry, Emily Kern, Rod Pitzer, and Casey Sudduth.  Writers who contributed to today’s program include Anne Stych, Kim Roberts, Hannah Dreyfus, Hope Rawlson, Emily McFarlan Miller, Steve Rabey, Christina Darnell—and you, Warren.

Special thanks to ProPublica and Juicy Ecumenism—the blog of The Institute on Religion & Democracy—for contributing material for this week’s podcast.

Until next time, may God bless you.