Why Your Pastor Should Say “No More to Beth Moore”

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TylerR's picture

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I paged through Beth Moore's study guide to Esther at a Christian bookstore. It was terrible and shallow. 

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

Bert Perry's picture

I'm going to assume Tyler is exactly correct in his characterization of Moore's work--I've never looked myself--and I'm also going to assume that her assumption of teaching authority, charismatic tendencies, and hermeneutical mis-steps are exactly as Jim links.  But even so, it strikes me that the best way to deal with lame teachers like her--and there are plenty, I've thrown away a LOT of books on a variety of topics for exactly this reason--is not to campaign against her, but rather to campaign for real, meaningful Bible study.  

To be blunt about the matter, it's quite frankly stunning to me how often I hear someone talking about this or that subject, and I just want to yell "but what does the Bible say about this?"  

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

Barry L.'s picture

And i also agree with points 2 and 3.

I think his first point is a bit shallow in of itself. She is mainly a woman's speaker and her messages are with that gender in mind. Yes, she lets men attend, and she will attend a mixed service with a woman presiding; however, I don't think that issue alone disqualifies her materials being used for a woman's Bible study.  Do you use materials from well known pastors who have deaconnesses in their church?  Of course not.

Now, points 2 and 3 definitely should give pause to churches using her materials.