Theologian R. C. Sproul Jr. Suspended from Ministry Following Ashley Madison Hack

R. C. Sproul Jr.
R. C. Sproul Jr.

The Ashley Madison hack — the public release of emails of wannabe adulterers — has now ensnared a theologian with a famous name in some Christian circles.

Robert Craig Sproul Jr., best known by his first initials, today stepped up to face his sorrow — and teach a lesson in God’s grace in the process.

He may be the beginning of a wave. LifeWay Research executive director and Christianity Today blogger Ed Stetzer speculated that hundreds of pastors, deacons and more might be shoved into the shaming spotlight for connecting to Ashley Madison, the hook-up site specializing in folks seeking extra-marital affairs.

It’s not yet known how many church leaders are — or will soon be — publicly branded with the scarlet letter like Nathaniel Hawthorne’s heroine bearing an “A” on her gown.

Stetzer advised them to”get right with God,” their families and their churches.

And this is what R.C. Sproul Jr., has done.

According a faculty biography, he’s the father of eight children, a rector of theology and chair of philosophy and theology at Reformation Bible College. He’s also a teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries, an outreach ministry.

It was founded by Robert Charles Sproul, his father, who is also chancellor of Reformation College. Sproul Jr.’s college biography also describes him as delighting in teaching “the fullness and the glory of the gospel truth that Jesus changes everything.”

Or rather, he was a professor. He was a fellow. He alerted both institutions and, in accordance with church discipline, is now suspended from both roles.

 

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SOURCE: USA Today
Cathy Lynn Grossman , Religion News Service

One thought on “Theologian R. C. Sproul Jr. Suspended from Ministry Following Ashley Madison Hack

  1. “He alerted both institutions and, in accordance with church discipline, is now suspended from both roles.”

    The term “suspended” as used by Ligonier is very misleading. That’s because Sproul has been suspended with pay. I have a very hard time viewing that as “discipline.” More like a reward, if you ask me. He’s getting a very long paid vacation at the expense of Ligonier Ministry donors. I think once donors start to figure out that they’ve been hoodwinked it could have some serious repurcussions for their bottom line.

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