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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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Spiritual Abuse Awareness Month

January is Spiritual Abuse Awareness Month. In honor of that, our very own Eric P. has compiled a great list of spiritual abuse resources. With his typical candor and brevity, he breaks down why spiritual…


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Teen Mania’s Many Lies

Teen Mania has told so many lies about ESOAL and the physical health and safey of interns, I thought it was worth summarizing. These lies are even more egregious because they come from a ministry…


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Honor Academy Lesson #2

Continuing our series of lessons you will learn at the Honor Academy… #2 – Everything is your fault This not so subtle message applies to issues both big and small in daily life. – Car…


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Where is Jesus in This?

For all the talk of being fundamental, conservative and sticking to the Bible, its ironic that the Teen Mania Honor Academy “discipleship” program actually has no basis in New Testament Scripture. If we are going…


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Honor Academy Lesson #1

We’ve examined several of the most popular teachings at the Honor Academy as given by Ron Luce, David Hasz and Heath Stoner. But we all know that lectures aren’t the only way we learn. In…



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Conference Call: Moral Standards

Legalism has long been one of the greatest issues at the Honor Academy. One indicator of legalism is adding to the Bible. Do we believe that the Bible is sufficient instruction for us or do…


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Celebrating Freedom

This weekend we celebrate Independence Day. But an even more significant independence day occurred two thousand years ago. An excerpt from the Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse: The Christian life begins with freedom from dead…


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8 Things Teen Mania Needs to Change

A reader and fellow alumnus wrote this essay and sent it to me. I thought he made some great points and it was worth sharing here. Please keep the discussion civil. 🙂 1. Embrace actual…