paradox wrote: ↑March 2nd, 2021, 10:06 am
rogers3 wrote: ↑March 2nd, 2021, 8:00 am
Institutions are run by humans. Humans are corrupt. Therefore, all institutions have to deal with corruption on some level. Junior crossed the line; now he's out. We would all agree that he should've been out earlier. I wouldn't call that relativism though. It's no easy task removing a guy who's worth 110 million and who also just happens to be the founder's son.
paradox wrote: ↑March 1st, 2021, 11:21 pm
I see what you're trying to say. Nonetheless, your values are up to you. You're free to decide. Christian education provides opportunities to those who wish to take advantage of them. It would be nice if we could churn-out ideal Mennonites. But that's not our calling. Our calling is to live our faith out in the culture at large. Everyone's got to discover that for themselves. Make it their own. This would involve the struggle with sin. Something we should all be familiar with.
Leadership should be held to a higher standard. This has not happened at Liberty and sadly there seems to be little interest in bringing leadership in that adheres to a higher standard. If course, none of this matters within a moral relativist framework.
I think what most people miss when the shrug their shoulders and say “well, humans are sinful, what are ya gonna do?” is the reality that systems and structures can enable and encourage corruption to flourish, while healthy systems and structures will do the opposite.
This is one of the reckonings happening in personality-driven Christianity. When someone like Ravi Zacharias or Bill Hybels, or James McDonald, or Mark Driscoll, or Jerry Jr, etc is exposed, we need to do more than say “welp, we got the bad guy out, our work here is done!”
We’ve got to examine what’s going on in these institutions to allow the corruption and sinfulness to continue for so long and for many of these cases, what is making the ministry so reliant on one person that people are scared to hold them accountable.