Secular media is having a heyday going after the Christian ministries linked to scandals taking place with the Duggar family and Hillsong. While you can't count on the Washington [com]Post to rightly discern the issues surrounding Ananias and Saphira (or any other problem in the church), we want to be sure that we identify the ditches into which Christians may fall. We point out the ditches of antinomianism and legalism, both of which end in catastrophe. Theology matters. Authoritarianism and the sovereignty of man can do a great deal of damage. If Christians will not embrace God's full-orbed law or commit themselves solidly to the doctrine of the sovereignty of God, they will give way to a shallow faith, man-made rules, a man-centered theology, and a ministry that won't sustain when the fire burns.
Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.