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Harmful Counsel Harming Women Is A Church Problem – reblog by Rachael Starke

Paige Patterson’s approach to applying Scripture to the subject of divorce is one that leaders in other, equally broad streams of conservative evangelicalism use. E.g. Heath Lambert, recent president of ACBC, the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Many thanks to Rachael Starke for allowing us to republish her post. Go here to read it at her …

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Shepherds Protect the Flock: Five Changes Pastors Need to Make in Addressing Abuse in the Church

A guest post by an American pastor. In his excellent book on pastoral ministry, Timothy Witmer proposes four duties of the pastor. Taking his cues from the Bible, he uses the image of a shepherd to describe these duties. A shepherd must know the flock, feed the flock, lead the flock, and protect the flock. …

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A letter of confession which a victim would really want to receive

If only Andy Savage had written this to Jules Woodson, but he didn’t. This fictional letter is what Dr Julia Dahl thinks Andy Savage should have written to Jules. Although it’s only a made-up letter, I believe our readers will find it helpful in their own journey of recovery. While reading it I felt how …

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Tend the Sheep — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

Tend the Sheep 1 Peter 5: 1-4 NKJV by Ps Sam Powell The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed:  Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving …

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When Ps Jason Meyer mutualized the blame in domestic abuse

In a video posted by Bethlehem Baptist Church, Pastor Jason Meyer introduced Pastor Chris Moles’ presentation on domestic abuse at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Meyer explained headship and submission and he gave an example of how he counseled an ‘insensitive husband’. Meyer told the husband, “You’re tearing each other apart”. By saying ‘each other’ Jason Meyer …

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R.C. Sproul Changed His View on Abuse as Grounds for Divorce – but to our knowledge he never publicly announced that change

If R.C. Sproul had truly cared about victims of domestic abuse he would have announced his change of mind on divorce for abuse a long time ago. As most of you are aware by now, R.C. Sproul of Ligonier Ministries died December 14th, 2017. I (Jeff) personally benefited greatly from his teaching ministry. It was …

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