A Cry For Justice

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

Author Archive: Jeff Crippen

The Most “Godly” Person You Know Probably Isn’t

Proverbs 6:12-14 A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech, winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, points with his finger, with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord; Just when my day is going along smoothly and I am actually getting some things on my list done, POW! Something happens …

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Zacchaeus Knew What to do – And so Will a Truly Repentant Person

This post is credited to one of our readers who brought Zacchaeus to my attention recently. Many thanks to her! Luk 19:1-10  He entered Jericho and was passing through.  And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich.  And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, …

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Why “Finding Normal” is Dangerous to Abuse Victims

I recently watched the movie Finding Normal. I wish I could find out more about the people who produced it, particularly in regard to their religious beliefs. The movie puts itself off as Christian and allegedly tells the story of a woman’s “redemption” from the evils of materialistic society. The storyline is pretty shallow. A …

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Psalms 94 – A Prayer to the God of Vengeance

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 Diligent, Detailed Bible Study Can Sometimes Lead to Madness

Matthew 16:5-7, 12  When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread. Jesus said to them, “Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”  And they began discussing it among themselves, saying, “We brought no bread…. v. 12 Then they understood that he did not tell them …

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Thoughts from Psalm 56 for this Lord’s Day

To the choirmaster: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. A Miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me; my enemies trample on me all day long, for many attack me proudly. When I am …

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