Visions of Vision Forum

Some of our readers may remember our Journal article Who Will Be First in the Kingdom? which looked at some of the teachings of Vision Forum. In the article, one of the issues we looked at was an article by Brian Abshire which stated that God does not permit women to vote. There was a flurry of activity and a number of threats from Vision Forum regarding the article (these along with our responses are … Continue reading

Answering Vision Forum

Vision Forum posted their letters to MCOI on Friday, September 21, 2007. This is an updated explanation of our response which follows: On August 20, 2007 we received a letter from Vision Forum dated August 17, 2007 . It was 15 pages in length of which 3 pages were endnotes. At their request in the letter I called to confirm I had received it, typed a short response that I had received it and prepared … Continue reading

Quivering Daughters: Shakes Roots of Un-biblical Patriarchy

(Originally printed in the Spring 2011 Issue of the MCOI Journal) beginning on page 10 Sunday, July 4, 2010, with my wife at our spot near the com­munity center, reading and waiting for the patriotic orchestra to start—and neither of us wanted to read further. The book was Quivering Daughters by Hillary McFarland (Darklight Press: Dallas, Texas), which was released summer 2010. I was given a copy by Don Veinot, president of Midwest Christian Outreach, … Continue reading

The Cult of “Godly” Womenhood

(Originally printed in the Fall 2011 Issue of the MCOI Journal) A couple years ago, I happened across an interesting blog article written by an older woman, I will call Anne, who lives in the Midwest. With refreshing honesty and engaging style, she wrote in poetic detail about the two worlds in which she lived. In real life, Anne explained, she has a husband who is a pastor and grown children—one of whom is starting … Continue reading

Bill Gothard King Maker?

“Huckabee announces White House bid” was the title of the article by Aaron Sadler at the Arkansas New Bureau on January 29, 2007. Outside of Arkansas not too many took notice. I had suggested to several in the media shortly afterward that they may want to keep an eye on this not very well known Arkansas politician, mostly due to his ties to Bill Gothard. This was pretty much met with a collective yawn. I … Continue reading