A Cry For Justice

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

Author Archive: Jeff Crippen

As Godlessness Increases, Violence Increases

But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving …

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Unholy Charade – A new book being written by Jeff Crippen with Rebecca Davis (and we need Your help)

I (JeffC) am beginning to write a new book in collaboration with Rebecca Davis, an author and book editor of many years experience. Rebecca recently helped our friend Dale Ingraham with his book, Tear Down This Wall of Silence: Dealing With Sexual Abuse in Our Churches (Ambassador International: 2015). The new book is entitled Unholy Charade: …

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How Our Wish for Happily Ever After Can Enable Abusers

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the …

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Scripture Can be Hard to Understand: Beware of those Who Claim it is Easy

And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and …

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A Scripture Often Used Against Abuse Victims — “Count it all joy when you meet trials” James 1:2-4

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.  (James 1:2-4) Here is a very good comment/observation that we received from Katy when …

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John Piper’s old church is admitting to fault in how it has addressed domestic abuse, and making changes.

Pastor Jason Meyer at John Piper’s old Church (Bethlehem Baptist) preached a sermon on Domestic Abuse last Sunday (sermon: Fooled By False Leadership).  Many are hopeful change is taking place. I am pessimistically hopeful. Why hopeful? Because I really do hope the evil of abuse in the church is beginning to be exposed and called …

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