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Philippians is not just a joyful letter

The book of Philippians is often said to be the most joyful and exuberant of Paul’s epistles. That may be true, but to see it through only that lens is to risk missing its strong condemnation of hypocritical self-serving religionists. Here are some excerpts from Philippians in which I’ve highlighted some of those strong condemnations. Paul was not …

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Philippians 4:8 used to get you to shut up?

  Have a peek into the backroom of ACFJ. Here’s a discussion we had the other day: Me: Anyone else encountered this? One of the responses I’ve gotten when I express concern about potential abuse situations is: “As I was considering your concerns, Ellie, I thought of Philippians 4:8 — Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is …

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How Reformed theology brings me freedom, and how I respond to unfair accusations

This post is written by Ellie, one of our readers. I keep thinking about ways I’ve been misunderstood by my abuser and his parents, and I daydream about trying to explain things so that [husband] and his parents will see and understand what happen and why I left, why I HAD to leave. But I …

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An Easter Sermon

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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When is suffering God’s will for us?

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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The Religion of the Pharisees (Part 7)

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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