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Author Archive: Barbara Roberts

Holy War — Dr Liam Goligher’s 9th sermon on the book of Esther

Holy War Esther 9:1-32   The book of Esther illustrates the providence of God — how He works through people and situations to effect His plans and purposes for the good of His people. The great reversal In this chapter there is a great reversal: the powerless are given power. Chapter 3 had recounted how Haman and his allies had thrown lots …

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Binding the Strong Man — Dr Liam Goligher’s 8th sermon on the book of Esther.

Binding the strong man Esther 8:1–17 Esther is in the cockpit of the battle between the kingdom of darkness and the kingdom of Our Lord, and at this part of the story she is facing possibly the greatest part of the battle. Hamaan, the antichrist figure, was hoist on his own petard. He has been trying to eradicate …

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Thursday Thought — Lundy Bancroft: Strategies for Healing from Domestic Abuse & Avoiding Abusers

As many of you know we highly recommend Lundy Bancroft and his books.  (His books are listed on our Resources.) In addition to his books, we also have made our readers aware of youtube videos of presentations by Lundy. Today we wanted to highlight a YouTube podcast Strategies for Healing from Domestic Abuse & Avoiding Abusers in …

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Mission Impossible — Liam Goligher’s 7th sermon on the book of Esther

Mission Impossible Esther 6:14 – 7:10 A time to keep silence, and a time to speak For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven… a time to keep silence, and a time to speak (Ecclesiastes 3:1,7b) Mordecai and Esther both displayed wisdom in knowing the right time to keep …

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A Rape on the Subway — by Jessica Fore

Jessica Fore’s latest post is A Rape on the Subway.  It starts with a parable about how bystanders often respond poorly to victims of abuse, and then Jessica explains how Christians and churches ought to respond to victims of abuse. We won’t re-publish it here as we are hoping you will click on the link and read …

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My name is . . . and I have been abusive to my family

Occasionally we receive comments from abusers who claim they are trying to change. We usually respond privately to these types of comments, but decided that we would post this comment and make our response public. (Since this person knowingly made his comment on a public blog it is not a breach of privacy to reply publicly.  However, …

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