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Monthly Archives: April, 2018

Shepherds Protect the Flock: Five Changes Pastors Need to Make in Addressing Abuse in the Church

A guest post by an American pastor. In his excellent book on pastoral ministry, Timothy Witmer proposes four duties of the pastor. Taking his cues from the Bible, he uses the image of a shepherd to describe these duties. A shepherd must know the flock, feed the flock, lead the flock, and protect the flock. …

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Finding Rest — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

  …the simple man believes that everyone is good. Everyone is well-meaning. That this kind of evil doesn’t actually exist. “People don’t just lie. He looked me straight in the eye. People just don’t hurt each other for fun. No one is like that. People don’t just slander and attack and destroy reputations for no …

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Calvinism And Domestic Violence: there’s a correlation but we can’t say Calvinism *causes* domestic violence

…there is a correlation between Calvinism and domestic violence. .. It is not Calvinism per se but mostly males who use Calvinism’s hierarchical theories and sovereignty theories to perform and justify behaviors. – Scot McKnight, reporting the findings of recent research into Domestic Violence Myth Acceptance (DVMA) and how that correlates with religiousness and particular types …

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For the Kingdom! – A survivor of domestic abuse tells her story

There was an unhealthy dynamic in our marriage. But generosity, forbearance and patience are not sins, while unkindness, unjust accusations, lies and selfishness are. This guest post is by our reader ‘Gaining Momentum’. Many thanks to her for writing it. This feels like it’s been a long time coming – writing down what I want …

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“Steps to Freedom: Escaping Intimate Control” – you can pre-order it on Kindle

Don Hennessy’s new book Steps To Freedom is now available for Kindle pre-order in the USA and will download to Kindles next week. Steps to Freedom (paperback) can also be pre-ordered at Book Depository which is a UK site that gives free delivery worldwide. On March 16 I shared on this blog more info about Steps to Freedom.

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Religion of the Pharisees Digest

Jesus harshly condemned the religion of the Pharisees. In this series, Ps Jeff Crippen goes through the book of Matthew highlighting what Jesus said about the mentality, nature, tactics and teachings of oppressive religion that the enemy of our souls has so often introduced among the people of God. Ps Crippen also gives many examples …

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