John Street is an Elder at John MacArthur's church and a professor of biblical counseling at The Master’s University and Seminary. In his sermon The Emotionally Abusive Marriage, he sets up a rigid dichotomy: Fearlessness = godliness. Protecting yourself = worldliness. (time mark 1:26:50) The effect God's grace has in our lives is that of… Continue reading John MacArthur’s church Elder & Professor of Biblical Counseling assumes that all Elders will shepherd well
Tag: church response to abuse
SBC’s ChurchCares Program Digest
In 2019, the SBC produced its ChurchCares Program. I wrote five posts about it. Here they are for ready reference. 1. Churchcares.com – the SBC’s plan to equip churches to respond to abuse (focuses on Chris Moles) 2. Darby Strickland is raising awareness about domestic abuse, but… 3. Diane Langberg is advocating for abuse victims,… Continue reading SBC’s ChurchCares Program Digest
Father-daughter incest: is it prohibited in the Bible? This is not a stupid question.
Leviticus has several verses that forbid father-daughter incest. Despite this, the ESV Study Bible's note on Leviticus 18:6-18 reads as follows (bold emphasis mine): These laws prohibit sexual relations (approach....to uncover nakedness), and therefore marriage, between people who are too closely related by blood (mother, sister, granddaughter, aunt) or by marriage (stepmother, stepsister, stepdaughter, stepgranddaughter,… Continue reading Father-daughter incest: is it prohibited in the Bible? This is not a stupid question.
Angela Ruth Strong’s interview of Barbara Roberts
Angela Ruth Strong interviewed Barbara Roberts in Dec 2011. Links updated where necessary and a few links added. Material in square brackets added by Barb in 2021. There was actually a time when my ex-husband sent me a list of scripture verses on why I could never remarry. This was a joke coming from him,… Continue reading Angela Ruth Strong’s interview of Barbara Roberts
Grounds for Divorce Digest
Here are the six posts in my Grounds for Divorce series. 1. The tangled mess of mistaken notions about what the Bible teaches on divorce 2. The Bible uses different words for divorce but they all mean legal divorce. Those who tell you otherwise are mistaken. 3. Jesus did NOT say “Hardness of heart is… Continue reading Grounds for Divorce Digest
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
Have you been told to keep your focus at the foot of the cross?
"Keep your focus at the foot of the cross" is often dished out by those who consider themselves Christians. It's a common mantra in Christianese. It's used by accredited Christian counselors, church leaders, pew warmers, tin-pot evangelists....you name it. The saying is easy to learn and repeat parrot fashion, like a mantra. Or like the… Continue reading Have you been told to keep your focus at the foot of the cross?