August has been a really tough month for Jerry Falwell Jr. That’s putting it mildly.
And things got worse in the last 24 hours. Much worse.
He just resigned as the President of Liberty University, the Virginia school founded by his Father.
As you know if you’ve looking around here on this blog lately, I have been following this matter. My time in seminary was at a well-known University which was also led by a charismatic leader who garnered headlines on a daily basis.
Sadly, we often discover that ministers, evangelists and University Presidents in powerful positions lead lives that are not consistent with what they preach.
When that’s the case, they’re rarely successful at keeping the secrets secret.
I don’t wish Mr Falwell ill. But it’s a good thing that the charade is over.
Rev. Falwell has a myriad of tasks ahead of him. It will be a difficult, arduous process. A lot of sorrow, some humiliation, no doubt, and–most of all–a lot of work. That’s true for the University community as well.
I’m hopeful that it will make possible some measure of healing for everyone whose lives are touched by all of this.
I wish him, his family and the University well.
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