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Bill Gothard Went Down to Texas

Bill Gothard Went Down to Texas

Last Monday Bill Gothard went down to Texas to the 2018 annual Big Sandy ATI conference.  Bill is currently estranged from IBLP, the ministry he founded, as the Board of Directors received accusations made against him four years ago by disgruntled former students in his ATI (Advanced Training Institute)   The $8 million dollar, 17 […]

DG Responds to RG

DG Responds to RG

Recovering Grace, the website forum founded by disgruntled former ATI students 6 or so years ago recently released a statement  on the dismissal of the 17 lawsuits which their fervent efforts represented a culmination of. Since many of the members of this team were banned from commenting there by way of response, we will make […]

Bill Gothard Responds to Emily

Bill Gothard Responds to Emily

One of the “Jane Doe’s” in the recently dismissed lawsuit, Emily Jaeger, posted a personal statement on Spiritual Sounding Board besides the general statement presented by all the former plaintiffs. Bill contacted us and asked if we would post his response. It is provided below:   Response to Emily Jaeger Dear Emily, After reading your […]

The Suit is Retired

The Suit is Retired

And, just like that . . . It is over. On February 26th, 2018 at 9:00am the final gavel fell on the lawsuit against Bill Gothard and IBLP that has consumed the attention of so many of us for the past 2 years. All remaining plaintiffs – 12 at this point – filed paperwork to […]

Bill is Back on the Web

Bill is Back on the Web

 Bill and his ministry have relaunched his personal website, BillGothard.com.  It features many of the over 20 books he has written over the past four years.  He continues traveling from time to time to speak.  At 82 he shows no signs of slowing down. A new focus in a number of his books is the […]

The Suit is Made Longer

The Suit is Made Longer

The action today in Dupage County Circuit Court in the ongoing lawsuits against IBLP and Bill Gothard was not what we wanted, but know the Lord is firmly in control. 1). The judge denied the motions brought by IBLP and Bill to dismiss the lawsuit “with prejudice” based on statute of limitation barriers and other […]

TC: “Training Center” or...

TC:  “Training Center” or “Torture Chamber”

Bill Gothard has always had an interest in and love for the “juvenile delinquent”, young people that have been consumed in sin and rebellion, seeing them brought to Jesus and their lives reclaimed.  His early ministry was focused on the gangs he encountered in Chicago and resulted in the “Basic Youth Conflicts” seminar. With a […]

Umbrellas of Authority: Protection f...

Umbrellas of Authority:  Protection from a Hideous Reign

In “Questions” a poster called “Incredulous” expressed her grief with the “Umbrella of Authority” teaching that Bill is well known for.  The “umbrella” concept is an analogy for the way that he believes God’s authority functions, fundamentally to protect us from forces or temptation greater than we can bear.  And we must be so clear […]

Adopting a Scriptural Position

Adopting a Scriptural Position

The topic of adoption has been a contentious one because Bill, perhaps uniquely, has raised some concerns about the scriptural basis of our modern day practice.  Part of this is his position that some family problems involving adopted children who are in a destructive spiral cannot be solved without a permanent separation of the adopted […]

Board Suitor

Board Suitor

We received the following question from Dan: “On the RG website there is an account of a woman who claims Bill asked his Board for permission to marry her. Not sure if I have this exactly correct but I think this was the essence of it. Have you ever confirmed this with either the Board […]

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