A Cry For Justice

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

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Light For Dark Times — Pastor Jeff Crippen’s new solo blog

Pastor Crippen understands that the reason abusers are enabled in churches and victims are further oppressed is because of the tolerance of evil in most churches which then creates a climate of evil. He has said, “We have a plague of wolves in power in the churches dressed in wool.” For this reason Ps Crippen …

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The Gospel and Your Marriage — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

To help dispel some of the false ideas that many women were taught about marriage, we encourage you to listen to Pastor Sam Powell’s sermon The Gospel and Your Marriage which expounds on Corinthians 7:3-6. This sermon follows on from Sam Powell’s first sermon on 1 Corinthians 7—The Immeasurable Goodness of God.   In The Gospel and Your Marriage, …

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Safe Steps for Children and for Youth — two new websites

Australia’s Safe Steps organization has launched two new micro-sites for children and youth. These interactive sites are for children and teens who are may be experiencing domestic abuse. This is a much needed resource for our children and teens! I encourage you to explore the sites. safesteps4children.org.au is an interactive, simple to navigate site designed to …

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What about forgiveness? — a new FAQ

What about forgiveness?   The twisting of the biblical doctrine of forgiveness is one of the most common means used to keep a victim in her abusive situation.  Barbara Roberts has compiled a real gold mine of posts on the subject of forgiveness.  We encourage you to search and study them carefully. All of our FAQ …

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The Mysterious Disappearance and Death of Lynn Messer — Husband not cleared in investigation

On July 8, 2014, Lynn Messer vanished from the bed she shared with her husband, Kerry Messer, a Missouri state lobbyist for Christian, Biblical, homeschooling, pro-life and family values. Years later Kerry Messer, Lynn’s husband, has not yet been cleared of the investigation into the disappearance and now (with the discovery of Lynn’s body) the …

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Abuse and the Church — A podcast with Pastor Crippen and Theology Gals

Pastor Crippen was recently asked by Theology Gals, a Facebook group that includes over 2500 women from all over the county and a few different nations, to do an interview discussing abuse and the church.  The interview was produced as a podcast through the Bible Thumping Wingnut Network and has been released. You can listen …

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