Lamenting the Scandal of Jerry Falwell Jr.

Matt, Derek, and Alastair discuss the dramatic fall from grace of Jerry Falwell Jr., and reflect on scandal among leaders more broadly.

Matt, Derek, and Alastair discuss the recent scandal of Jerry Falwell Jr.— former President of Liberty University—and what biblical and theological resources Christians have to view scandals in the church more broadly. Listen in to hear about the corporate implications of our sin, the difficulty and necessity to expose scandals, and how sin can take us from being Nathans one day to Davids the next.

Resources mentioned:

The Merchant of Venice, Act IV, Scene I [The quality of mercy is not strained]


The tragedy of Jerry Falwell Jr.’s scandal
Biblical resources for thinking about scandal
The corporate implications of our sin
The cost of time for performing remedial justice
The difficulty and necessity to speak up and expose scandals
Scandal as it relates to God and as a means of taking his name in vain
The weight of rebuking your brother
One day Nathan; the next, David
The necessity of fraternal correction
The nature of power, mercy, and justice

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