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Monthly Archives: July, 2018

Silence As Defiance: Tamar’s Desolation — a reblog from The Shiloh Project

An anonymous, personal reflection on the experience of sexual exploitation in childhood. The reflection also draws in the biblical story of Amnon’s rape of Tamar (2 Samuel 13). On the one hand this is a declaration reminiscent of #MeToo but it is also an expression of defiant and articulate silence and a reminder that there isn’t a single, let …

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Living with Deceitful Men — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

Living with Deceitful Men Psalm 120 (NKJ) Ps Sam Powell   In my distress I cried to the Lord, And He heard me. Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips And from a deceitful tongue. What shall be given to you, Or what shall be done to you, You false tongue? Sharp arrows of …

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8. Should biblical counselors put lots of energy into helping abusive men see their sins?

It is wise to work on the assumption that the abuser knows what he did knows it was wrong knows he’s making false accusations about his target. How do we know that abusers know they are doing wrong? Abusers know they are doing wrong because they hide from the public the wrong things they do. …

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7. Is “addressing the hearts of abusive men” the best way of reducing violence against women, Chris Moles?

Chris Moles believes that “the most effective means of reducing violence against women is addressing the hearts of men”. And for Chris, that means addressing the hearts of abusive men. But what if addressing the hearts of abusive men is NOT the most effective means of reducing violence against women?  What if working to change the …

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David’s sin against Bathsheba and Uriah

Today we are sharing two sermons by Ps Sam Powell. David’s Rise and Fall,  2 Sam 7:1-11 At the start of this sermon Ps Powell explains what reformed theology teaches about the doctrine of election, and how the “U” in the acronym T.U.L.I.P. has been misunderstood and distorted by many people. Then he talks about …

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6. How Chris Moles works with abusers

Chris Moles says he works with men who abuse their wives/girlfriends because he believes that “The most effective means of reducing violence against women is addressing the hearts of men.” (C 22:45*) But he didn’t get into working in this field because he believed that. His initial motivation was much more worldly. He often tells the …

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