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Monthly Archives: December, 2015

A little stranger star

Usually pictures show the wise men following a star that is nearly as bright and large as the moon. But this is sheer speculation: scripture doesn’t tell us anything about the size of the star. It merely tells us that wise men noticed the star when it rose and they somehow knew it signalled the birth of the king …

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Rays of Light at Christmas Time, by Rebecca Davis

On November 6th and 7th of this year, the Shining the Light Conference 2015 was held in Greenville, South Carolina. Though the conference was specific to sexual abuse survivors and those who care about them, because Jeff Crippen attended, several domestic abuse survivors attended too. (And as we know, there is very often overlap between …

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How Abusers Use (Mis-use) Matthew 18 to Escape Church Discipline. Evidence is not just eyewitness testimony.

One thing that abusers in the church are very good at is using Matthew 18 to continue their abuse. Many of them never do anything abusive in front of two or three witnesses. Abusers are rarely stupid enough to leave two or three witnesses. They always know what to say and who to say it to so …

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Wise as Serpents: Evil Comes to Eden (Part 2 of a sermon series by Jeff Crippen)

If evil came to Eden, that perfect paradise where everything had been pronounced “very good” by the Lord, why in the world would we not expect it to come among us today in the church? And yet, professing Christians seem to default to a kind of “willful blindness” to that evil, enabling the wicked and …

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Worshiping marriage? — “The Ten Commandments of Marriage” — Discernment needed

The most effective way to propagate a lie is to mix it with some truth. As Mary Poppins noted, a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down. However, in the case of many Christian bloggers, counselors, pastors or authors that provide marriage counseling, it is not medicine going down the throats of those …

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A Very Urgent Prayer Request

This is a rather unusual blog post, but the urgency of the situation requires it.  Please pray for one of our friends, a survivor of long time sustained abuse, who was slapped with a HUGE legal bill by her ex-attorney for a divorce that the abuser dragged out on and and and on in the …

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