The Puzzling Return of Larry T

July 5, 2011 in Sovereign Grace Ministries

Larry T is coming back to Sovereign Grace Ministries.  He’s going to be a “special guest” at the Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastors Conference this coming November.

So many questions come to mind.  In no particular order, here are a few:

  • Will SGM now begin to acknowledge Larry’s role as co-founder (one could actually argue key founder) of the organization?
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  • Will the real facts of Larry’s departure be disclosed?
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  • Will C.J. Mahaney share openly and honestly and with some detail about the process that led to this apparent reconciliation?
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  • Will SGM make every effort to contact all those who received letters telling them about Larry’s departure, and will SGM explain in the new letter how it is that Larry is now “restored” enough to have overcome the sins of which he was accused, to the point where he’s once again worthy to fellowship with other SGMers?

Reconciliation is a great thing.  But in an organization that seems to be so plagued by a lack of openness, it will be interesting to see how the return of Larry T will be presented.

Considering that SGM members have absolutely no formal avenue to call their leaders to accountability, they will be stuck with whatever C.J. Mahaney and his advisors choose to share.  But we can hope that for once, honesty and full disclosure will prevail over closed-door back-room machinations.

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