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Ep. 206: Liberty University, The United Methodists Continue To Splinter, and A Close Look At Kenneth Copeland

On today’s program, Liberty University is receiving complaints from veterans who use the school’s online program as part of their GI Bill benefits.  We also have the latest in the slow-moving schism in the United Methodist Church.  Plus, a look at Prosperity Gospel preacher Kenneth Copeland.  He’s in the Ministry Spotlight.  We begin today with something you don’t hear Christian leaders do too much these days, and that’s apologize.  That apology came from Andy Wood.  Wood was named as Rick Warren’s successor at Saddleback Church after Warren retires.  He has apologized for inviting Mark Driscoll to speak at the 2021 Echo Leadership Conference.

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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 Jessica Lea, Alejandra Molina, Alec MacGillis, Bobby Ross Jr., Jessica Eturralde, Shannon Cuthrell, Anne Stych, Kathryn Post, Yonat Shimron, Christina Darnell, Rod Pitzer, and Steve Rabey.

Special thanks to Church Leaders, The Christian Chronicle, and ProPublica for contributing material for this week’s podcast.

Until next time, may God bless you.