Higher Education

Moody blues

Higher Education | Financial errors, insider dealings, and theological concerns force a change at an evangelical powerhouse
by Paul Butler & Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/17/18, 11:20 pm

The story sounds like something out of a movie.

In 2017, a talk show host on the Moody Radio Network blows the whistle on the leadership of one of American evangelicalism’s flagship institutions, the Moody Bible Institute (MBI). On Jan. 9, 2018, she escalates the pressure with a hard-hitting headline on her blog: “A Luxury Suite, Questionable Loan to Officer, & Gambling: The Disturbing Truth About Leadership at MBI.” Moody within hours fires her and sends a man to her house to seize her laptop—but she is on her way to Mexico, with the computer.

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Creative Commons

Moody Bible Institute leaders resign amid turmoil

by Leigh Jones
Posted 1/11/18, 12:10 pm

Moody Bible Institute announced Wednesday the resignation of President J. Paul Nyquist and Chief Operating Officer Steve Mogck amid ongoing turmoil following staffing cuts. Provost Junias Venugopal also retired, according to a statement issued by Moody Board of Trustees Chairman Randy Fairfax, who thanked all three men for their service to the school. “They are godly, honorable men to whom we entrust to the Lord and offer our deep gratitude for their years of faithful service to Christ and to Moody,” he wrote.

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Floyd English

A chess queen at college

Lifestyle | Chess celebrity Phiona Mutesi credits God for her success at the game. Now she’s trusting him to get through school
by Jenny Lind Schmitt
Posted 12/13/17, 07:45 pm

Outside it poured, but inside at National Chess Day the atmosphere was anything but dreary. On this fall Saturday a college hall hummed with concentration, the clink of chess pieces, and the lilt of Ugandan music. Best of all, anyone for a donation could play a game against the “Queen of Katwe,” the real-life subject of a recent Disney film, Phiona Mutesi herself.

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