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Theologians on Grounds for Divorce Digest

Here are the four posts in my series Theologians on Grounds for Divorce. 1. Thomas Cranmer on divorce for abuse 2. Puritans who said abuse was grounds for divorce 3. David Clyde Jones – A contemporary PCA theologian who said that abuse is grounds for divorce 4. Liam Goligher – a PCA theologian who says …

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Liam Goligher is a PCA theologian who says abuse is grounds for divorce

[May 13, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] My position is that divorce is not just allowed but necessary where abuse has taken place. [Emphasis added.] —Dr Liam Goligher¹,  Senior Minister of 10th Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia Liam …

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A contemporary PCA theologian who said that abuse is grounds for divorce – David Clyde Jones

David Clyde Jones is remembered as the PCA’s chief ethicist of recent times (link). He trained generations of pastors at Covenant Theological Seminary, where he taught for 40 years. He commended my book Not Under Bondage. Jones suggested that the Westminster Confession’s statement about divorce be modified in one small but very significant way. The …

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How is the PCA responding to victims of domestic abuse? by Lynette English & Valerie Hobbs.

Lynette English is a survivor of domestic abuse. Her story shows how one PCA1 church engaged in victim-blaming and serving the status quo, but another PCA church responded by living out the very essence of the Gospel. …I was married to a seminary graduate, who was called to diaconal ministry and social services for many …

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One of the Worst Letters We Have Seen From a Pastor to an Abuse Victim

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, …

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Jessica Fore (Abuse Survivor) Charged by her PCA Church with Contempt – She is Telling the World

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, …

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