A poetic 'sensitivity review' of Josh Butler's "Beautiful Union: How God's Vision for Sex Points Us to the Good, Unlocks the True, and (sort of) Explains Everything". PS. it's a terrible book. Josh is entranced by flights of fancy, sacred temple conjugal blooms— "the generous sacrifice" by men who orgasms seed hospitable wombs.
Category: spiritual abuse
Martin Luther on divorce and remarriage
Whether the Bible allows divorce and remarriage has been debated for centuries. If you are battling authorities who say that divorce is not allowed and remarriage is always sinful, then you are not alone! Martin Luther fought that battle against the Roman Catholic Church. In his day, the Roman Catholic Church imposed rules (canon law)… Continue reading Martin Luther on divorce and remarriage
What happens when sheep are led by hirelings and wolves?
Society and especially the churches are in perilous times. It is imperative to understand what can happen when evildoers are controlling the masses. A brief review of Part 1 and Part 2 of this series: There are three kinds of people: Sheep, Shepherds and Wolves. Shepherds are focused on caring for the sheep. Shepherds are… Continue reading What happens when sheep are led by hirelings and wolves?
How can you tell if someone who has the office of shepherd is actually a hireling?
Discerning good leaders from incompetent / bad leaders is vital in these perilous times. This is Part 2 of a 3-part series. Part 1 Part 3 In Part 1, I set out some basic differences between good leaders (true under-shepherds) and hirelings. Sooner or later, hirelings will abandon the sheep to the wolves. All true… Continue reading How can you tell if someone who has the office of shepherd is actually a hireling?
Sheep, sheep-like shepherds, shepherds, and wolves
Society and especially the churches are in perilous times. Therefore it’s imperative to discern the difference between shepherds and wolves. There are three types of people in the church, as there are elsewhere. That's a generalisation, but it can help us understand life. In Christian terms, those three types are Sheep, Shepherds and Wolves. This… Continue reading Sheep, sheep-like shepherds, shepherds, and wolves
Leadership dynamics and gender. What pastors need to know about leading women.
[June 3, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] Have you ever sat through a sermon by a pastor and felt like he was behaving more like the coach of a male sports team than a pastor? Have… Continue reading Leadership dynamics and gender. What pastors need to know about leading women.
Billy Graham, John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul are some of the “Untouchables” in the visible church
UPDATE Sept 2021: I have come to believe that Jeff Crippen does not practise what he preaches. He vilely persecuted an abuse victim and spiritually abused many other people in the Tillamook congregation. Go here to read the evidence. Jeff has not gone to the people that he spiritually and emotionally abused. He has not apologised to them,… Continue reading Billy Graham, John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul are some of the “Untouchables” in the visible church