On October 18, 2013, World Magazine published an article titled, “No Bluffing,” in which they report that Moody Board Chairman, and famed Left Behind author, Jerry Jenkins gambles. In the article, Jenkins admitted that he has won thousands of dollars in professional poker tournaments. Moreover, he also reports that he shares a close relationship with James MacDonald. In addition to authoring a book together, Jenkins confirms that he and MacDonald have gambled together. What is particularly interesting to note at this point is the fact that late last year, three separate sources all informed The Elephant’s Debt that Dallas Jenkins, Jerry Jenkins and James MacDonald had taken, in the past, a trip to Las Vegas together solely for the purpose of gambling.
What makes this article so fascinating is that in the midst of talking about Jenkins’ gambling practices, it also takes the opportunity to summarize the ongoing issues raised by The Elephant’s Debt. Over the past 12 months, many people have asked why Moody Bible Institute continues to air “Walk in the Word” on its airwaves in light of TED and the numerous former elders and pastors that have testified at TED. So the question must be asked. Has World Magazine answered people’s question for us in this article by connecting these two stories?