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

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Another abuser-enabling, victim-enslaving book: Jim Newheiser’s  “Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage”

Pastor Jim Newheiser has simply rehashed the same old enslaving party lines about marriage that evangelicals have been regurgitating like a cow chewing its cud. If I had a way of putting a visual here of me shaking my head while muttering to myself, I would. Because that is what I am doing as I …

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The Trinity: there’s a danger in trying to explain things that are beyond our pay grade (wise words from Liam Goligher)

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. …

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One Son’s Journey to Seeing the Truth about his Abusive Father

Children, teens, and adult children often have problems due to domestic abuse. Sometimes the kids blame the protective (non-abusive) parent. Sometimes they feel their life is wrecked because their parents divorced. Quite often the abusive parent turns the kids against the abused parent. Children can model themselves on the abuser, which abusers often encourage as it makes …

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Traditions of Men Have Largely Consumed the Evangelical Church and are Causing Widespread Suffering

“This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.” (Mat 15:8-9) Once again today, as happens at least once every week, I spent an hour on the phone with a wonderful Christian lady who is severely traumatized, …

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Wise as Serpents: Evil and the Road to Rome — Craving Power and Control (Part 12 of sermon series )

I have been reading G.K. Beale’s commentary on Revelation. I have benefitted much from Beale’s writings because he consistently and carefully interprets Scripture against the “big picture” context of the history of redemption in Christ from Genesis to Revelation. The study of Scripture that steps back and relates a text to God’s overall plan of …

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Great is Artemis! Don’t Threaten Our Idol!

About that time there arose no little disturbance concerning the Way. For a man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought no little business to the craftsmen. These he gathered together, with the workmen in similar trades, and said, “Men, you know that from this business we have our wealth. And …

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