A Cry For Justice

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

Category Archives: Unjust church responses

Well-crafted damage control or Repentance?

A great quote from our GEMS page:   Well-crafted damage control is not repentance. It takes discernment to know the difference. by Garris Elkins   **** Comments are not enabled on this post.

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Paige Patterson has never renounced or apologized for his disgusting advice to abused women

Listen to Paige Patterson discuss the proper way to deal with domestic abuse. This five minute audio clip is from a conference in 2000 where Paige Patterson explained the counsel he gives to battered women. Patterson is a real big shot in the Southern Baptist Convention. Over the years, this terrible advice by Patterson has …

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Jason Meyer doesn’t understand domestic abuse very well. Chris Moles trained him.

Pastor Jason Meyer is happy for people to talk about domestic abuse in mutualising language and to airbrush the fact that perpetrators are the sole cause of abuse. He is the senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church Minnesota (John Piper’s former church). Despite the fact that he and his elders have been trained by Chris …

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How is the PCA responding to victims of domestic abuse? by Lynette English & Valerie Hobbs.

Lynette English is a survivor of domestic abuse. Her story shows how one PCA* church engaged in victim-blaming and serving the status quo, but another PCA church responded by living out the very essence of the Gospel. …I was married to a seminary graduate, who was called to diaconal ministry and social services for many years. …

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What did Jesus mean by “Love your enemies”?

Can you help me understand these passages in light of how we are to treat the abuser? Jesus seems to teach us two diametrically opposed responses to those who do evil  — one of which is found in these verses. But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who …

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Study Bible Notes are Not Scripture – A Case Study in the CSB Study Bible

We must handle “study Bibles” very carefully, always remembering that the notes and articles are not the Word of God. The following article appears in the Holman Christian Standard Bible, Study Bible edition and it is also in the newer edition, the CSB, published by Holman in 2017.   The article convinced me that I …

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