A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

Author Archive: Barbara Roberts

The abuser’s deceptive way of asking questions; and Jesus’ shrewd use of questions to stymie the wicked

Telling the truth is central to Christianity. In the lead-up to my conversion, God pricked me multiple times about how I was a liar and I had to stop doing it.  Buckling on the belt of truth is the first step in donning the armor of God.  If we don’t put on truth, the rest of the armor will be of little use. … take up the whole …

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Psalm 94 — O God of vengeance, shine forth!

O LORD, God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, shine forth! Rise up, O judge of the earth; repay to the proud what they deserve! O LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult? They pour out their arrogant words; all the evildoers boast. They crush your people, O LORD, and …

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How should a church respond when a professing Christian has been committing heinous sexual immorality?

How should a church deal with a person who has been professsing Christianity, but has been committing heinous sexual immorality?  The Bible’s answer to this question should tell us how The Village Church ought to have dealt with Jordan Root. At John Pavlovitz’s article Matt Chandler, Village Church, Acts 29 Network, and The Long Overdue Funeral For Frat …

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The Myth of “Stockholm Syndrome” and how it was invented to silence an indignant young woman

Update: I emailed Allan Wade about this post and he has requested I change the latter part of the title from ” how it was invented to discredit women victims of violence”  to “how it was invented to silence an indignant young woman”. So I’ve changed the title and the URL accordingly. Thank you Allan, for the …

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True Woman 101: Divine Design — book review by Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller has reviewed Nancy DeMoss and Nancy Kassian’s book, True Woman 101: Divine Design at her blog A Daughter of the Reformation. Miller is concerned that the Kassian and DeMoss have an unorthodox understanding of the Trinity, and their unorthodox understanding affects their notion of biblical manhood and womanhood: There are serious foundational problems with the teaching in this …

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More confusing messages in “Is It My Fault” by the Holcombs (book review Pt 4 of 4)

This final part of the book review exposes the confusing double messages in Justin and Lindsey Holcomb’s book Is It My Fault? Hope and Healing for Those Suffering Domestic Abuse. Previous parts of this book review: Part 1   Part 2  Part 3 The Holcombs lament how the church falls short, but they seem to assume that churches will respond properly …

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