A Cry For Justice

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

Author Archive: Barbara Roberts

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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Ellie’s Translation of TVC pastor Matt Younger’s letter to Karen (Root) Hinkley

Translation of TVC pastor Matt Younger’s letter to Karen (Root) Hinkley is a must read. Yes, we promise that we’d not be publishing another post till Wednesday 27th, but Ellie’s third post at her new blog is so terrific (and so are her first and second posts) that we feel we must promote it as widely as …

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The concept of Grace in “Is It My Fault” by the Holcombs (book review Pt 3)

I have many problems with the way the Holcombs talk about God’s grace. I am sorry to have to say this because I know it will hurt the Holcombs, but this part of their book is a case study in how to wrongly divide the Word of truth. Note: this is an unusually long post so …

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Divorce, language use, suffering and substitution, in “Is It My Fault” by the Holcombs (Pt 2 of book review)

Here is what troubled me in the Holcomb’s book Is It My Fault? Hope and Healing for Those Suffering Domestic Abuse in regards to divorce their wording and definition of domestic abuse/violence suffering, suffering for sin, and in particular, whose sin Jesus our substitute: what Jesus substitionally bore on our behalf (I discussed the good points of the book in Part 1 of this review) …

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The good points of “Is It My Fault” by Justin & Lindsey Holcomb (book review Pt 1)

Is It My Fault? Hope and Healing for Those Suffering Domestic Abuse by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb has been a difficult book for me to review. I read it twice through, carefully marking the good and bad points with two different highlighters. Being one of the canaries in the coal mine, and seeing the anguish of other canaries who …

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A word for the church and a word for victims, from Hebrews 12

12 Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. 14 Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. 15 See …

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