A post you might like to comment on at The Gospel Coalition

A Few Reasons King's Vision for America Remains Unfulfilled is a recent blog post by Thabiti Anyabwile at The Gospel Coalition (TGC). In his final paragraph, Anyabwile has this to say about America's celebration of Martin Luther King Jnr's legacy: It won’t do for us to “celebrate” his legacy while quietly lamenting his theology when our… Continue reading A post you might like to comment on at The Gospel Coalition

Abuse and Politics: How Christians Have Created an Abuser-Friendly Social Context — From Judith Herman

Ok, everyone needs to stop what they are doing and order a copy of this book that I keep quoting from.  Judith Herman's Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror [Affiliate link]. This lady knows what she is talking about.  So listen to her again: It is not only the… Continue reading Abuse and Politics: How Christians Have Created an Abuser-Friendly Social Context — From Judith Herman

Abuse and Justice: Tim Keller’s Book “Generous Justice”

I just finished the book Generous Justice [Affiliate link] by Tim Keller and I highly recommend it. It is not about abuse or domestic violence, but it is related in that it is about the church's responsibility of bringing justice to the "vulnerable ones". What I found particularly compelling was Keller's discussion of "justice", or… Continue reading Abuse and Justice: Tim Keller’s Book “Generous Justice”

Prejudice

Prejudice is a scourge. My first husband had prejudices. He was white, slim and  fit, and he despised anyone who was fat or unfit. He also despised Asian people and used scurrilous names for them as a group, but at the same time he virtually idolised Asian women for their demure and submissive femininity. My… Continue reading Prejudice

The Duluth Model and programs for abusers

What is the Duluth model? How effective are batterers' programs? These and many other questions are canvassed in this New York Times article When Men Hit Women by Jan Hoffman, February 16, 1992. [April 5, 2023: The linked article contains multiple pages. Editors.] Although this article was written twenty years ago, it's very worth reading.… Continue reading The Duluth Model and programs for abusers

Abuse and Gender: When Brotherhood Goes Wrong

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 Abuse and Gender: When Brotherhood Goes Wrong

Boys, Bullying and Bystander Passivity – The Boy Game – a new interactive website

The Boy Game –– this six minute trailer will inspire you about creating social change, and you might also want to donate to help them get the website fully up and running.  It's a great tool for prevention of male violence against women. We don't often write posts about secular material, as others do a… Continue reading Boys, Bullying and Bystander Passivity – The Boy Game – a new interactive website