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Christian Today needs to learn how to report about domestic abuse. San Bernardino killer Cedric Anderson was NOT a ‘deeply religious’ pastor.

According to Christian Today, the San Bernardino killer Cedric Anderson was a ‘deeply religious’ pastor. This article by Mark Woods is a classic example of really bad reporting of domestic violence by journalists. Mark Woods is Managing Editor of Christian Today and a Baptist Minister. Here is the full text of the article. San Bernardino killer Cedric Anderson was …

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The abuser accuses his allies when they abandon him: case study—Saeed Abedini’s FB rants

Saeed Abedini’s recent Facebook rants are typical of the language abusers use when their other tactics of abuse are ceasing to be effective and they believe they have no other way of regaining the upper hand. Have a look at these examples of Saeed Abedini’s Strange Online Behavior which Julie Anne Smith has gathered together and commented on at …

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We must be done with Harlequin or Mills & Boon romance notions of love

I (Jeff) have never read a romance novel, but I have watched a few movies of that genre—the Jane Austen type I suppose. Austen’s novels are way better than the pulp romance novels because she exposes more than one wicked character: she depicts how people can get duped by the wicked, and how they can resist …

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Complementarity Without Subordination: What Does it Look Like?

Complementarianism can in itself be a fine expression of Biblical headship, so long as it is not imbued with the false teaching of ESS and its implications. Brad Mason, Complementarity Without Subordination  It’s an interesting thing to contemplate. What if complementarians eradicated the doctrine of ESS from their platform? What if the complementarian camp wrested ESS out …

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Utter nonsense from Desiring God, designed to isolate women

How about this for a ludicrous quiz that will make many women and girls go into a tailspin of self-doubt and cause them to turn healthy friendships into superficial shallow friendships? What a brilliant way to keep women isolated! Desiring God’s article More Than BFFs: When Friendship Goes Too Far really takes the cake for ludicrous, micro-managing legalism. Here …

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Three Kinds of Forgiveness

Renunciation of vengeance, relational reconciliation, divine judicial forgiveness. Those are the three kinds of forgiveness. And Christians chronically conflate the three, which causes much harm and confusion to victims of abuse. Let us look at the Scriptures about forgiveness. All scriptures are from the NASB unless otherwise stated. First the one from the Lord’s prayer and the subsequent explanation …

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