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Category Archives: Unjust church responses

The Most Common Reason Churches Enable Abusers and Oppress Victims

Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. (Galatians 4:28-29) When we first began this blog some five years ago, we said that one of our …

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Gary Thomas’s book “Sacred Marriage” — a review by Avid Reader

Gary Thomas, the author of Sacred Marriage, recently wrote on his blog about how the church needs to protect women from abuse. There was a flood of responses from people. One lady directly confronted him for how, “I endured abuse for way too long because of your teachings.” Gary responded to her by writing, “I …

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The Pastor’s Wife — An All too Frequent Ally of the Abuser

I thought that if I went to my pastor’s wife and told her what was really going on in my marriage, she would certainly understand and help me. After all, she is a woman too. There are godly women married to pastors. My wife is one. This post is in no way intended to be a blanket …

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You Weren’t There — a letter to pastors from a survivor of domestic abuse

Dear Pastor James (and any other pastor who will listen), You said to me in your letter, “it is about you and John learning to understand one another.” LISTEN. Please, for once, stop talking. Stop spouting parts of Scripture passages and trite “Christian” expressions. Stop trying to fix this. Stop trying to fight for “marriage” above …

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The sins of some people are conspicuous. The sins of others appear later—Rev Iain Campbell being an example.

Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure. … The sins of some people are conspicuous, going before them to judgment, but the sins of others appear later. (1 Timothy 5:22, 24) One very common and widespread practice that is opening the …

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Dear Church: Stop Trying To Convert Wolves — by Jimmy Hinton, from ChurchProtect.org

There was a recent article published at The Gospel Coalition titled Beware of Broken Wolves. While I [Jimmy Hinton*] appreciate the notion that we need to beware of wolves, this idea that wolves are broken is something that has permeated the church and has no biblical basis. We have spoken to dozens of churches in …

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