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

Monthly Archives: October, 2017

Jason Meyer doesn’t understand domestic abuse very well. Chris Moles trained him.

Pastor Jason Meyer is happy for people to talk about domestic abuse in mutualizing language and to airbrush the fact that perpetrators are the sole cause of abuse. He is the senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church Minnesota (John Piper’s former church). Despite the fact that he and his elders have been trained by Chris …

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Wicked Men Within the Covenant Community — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

Sam Powell’s sermon, Wicked Men Within the Covenant Community, explains some truths that are very helpful for victims of abuse: if we confess our sins to our abusers, they use that as more ammunition with which to abuse us. Abusers falsely accuse victims of sins we have not done. Abusers and their father the devil love …

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The True Heart of a Leader — a guest post

There’s a huge difference between His sheep & His sheep who are called to leadership. The latter have greater accountability and a lot of responsibility that is unique to them. I do not envy them their positions, because the Lord is looking at them quite carefully. You don’t have to be talented, funny, charismatic, or …

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When victims don’t look like victims: women burdened with sins and led astray by various passions

I work as a biblical counselor and have met many women who are in abusive relationships, physical and/or emotional. Usually women that finally seek counseling are ready to make a decision about whether to stay with the abuser or break away from a long-term domestic violence situation. Sometimes the woman’s guilt and self-condemnation has deterred …

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The connection between #MeToo and the rejection of ‘salvation by faith alone’ (Sola Fide)

The rejection of Sola Fide is related to #MeToo because a faith-plus-works doctrine of salvation creates an abuser-friendly environment in the church. In the past few weeks there have been two streams of stories that have dominated Christian circles. The first is the debate concerning Sola Fide and the second is the #MeToo campaign in light of the …

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Another Look at the Abuser as Reviler

How long, O God, is the foe to scoff? Is the enemy to revile your name forever? (Psalms 74:10) “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. (Matthew 5:11) But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone …

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