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When Good Ministries Go Bad

We can all be deceived and fall into error, and we can do that though we have good character and the best of intentions. So writes Cindy at the blog Under Much Grace. She is…


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Mind Control is NOT Christianity

Because Honor Academy interns are breaking their vow of silence about the abuses they endured, Teen Mania has come under significant fire. Their two main defenses are weak and easily rebutted. 1) Ron Luce would…



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What Do You Call It?

What do you call a place where… – You can go live in an isolated location with a group of people that think, talk and believe just like you – You are given a strong…


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Keith’s Story

A Teen Mania alumnus recently posted his story. It’s quite long so I’ve summarized the main points. Everything in italics is a direct quote. Even though the following story is about a mission trip, it…


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What Mental Health Professionals Are Saying

A few weeks ago, several alumni and I had the privilege of attending a cult recovery weekend led by internationally recognized cult experts Doug and Wendy Duncan. As former cult members, mental health professionals and…



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ESOAL: Girl Terrorized with Cockroach

You may remember Lauren’s story from ESOAL 2003. She was put in a coffin that contained mice and cockroaches. Apparently, Teen Mania was very fond of using cockroaches that year. In this video, at least…



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Honor Academy: ESOAL is NOT Optional

Teen Mania says that ESOAL is an optional, voluntary event. They claim that interns are not required to participate nor are they forced to endure the event longer than they want to. They can ring…