A Cry For Justice

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

Author Archive: Barbara Roberts

How Miles Davis misrepresented his assault of his wife Frances: a case study in the language of abusers

Here is the account which jazz musician Miles Davis gives of the first time he assaulted his wife, Frances. I loved Frances so much that for the first time in my life I found myself jealous. I remember I hit her once when she came home and told me some shit about Quincy Jones being handsome. …

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My soul clings to the dust (Psalm 119: 25-32)

My soul clings to the dust;     give me life according to your word! When I told of my ways, you answered me;     teach me your statutes! Make me understand the way of your precepts,     and I will meditate on your wondrous works. My soul melts away for sorrow;     strengthen me according to your word! Put …

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Is allowing divorce the same as allowing gay marriage?

A reader emailed this question: What is your doctrine surrounding divorce and remarriage in comparison to the sin of homosexuality? I’ve had an argument with someone recently who holds to the permenance view of marriage. This person says that allowing divorce is the same as allowing gay marriage. I obviously think this is wrong, but I …

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A model prayer for victims of abuse — Psalm 109

1 God of my praise, do not be silent. 2 For wicked and deceitful mouths open against me; they speak against me with lying tongues. 3 They surround me with hateful words and attack me without cause. 4 In return for my love they accuse me, but I continue to pray. 5 They repay me evil for good, and hatred …

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How does the US legal system respond to domestic violence? And how can it be improved?

How does the US legal system respond to domestic violence? What are the problems? How could it be improved? This Public Lecture by Professor Leigh Goodmark discusses these questions. Professor Goodmark is a lawyer and author who came to Australia in August 2015 to discuss her research and practice experience. Professor Goodmark’s scholarship focuses on legal and justice responses …

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A dead church with a few live people

And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. ‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not …

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