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A Rape on the Subway — by Jessica Fore

Jessica Fore’s latest post is A Rape on the Subway.  It starts with a parable about how bystanders often respond poorly to victims of abuse, and then Jessica explains how Christians and churches ought to respond to victims of abuse. We won’t re-publish it here as we are hoping you will click on the link and read …

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Why I think Wayne Grudem is unwilling to accord full respect to women (ESS part 4)

In his book Biblical Foundations for Manhood and Womanhood Wayne Grudem argues that complementarianism is fair, that it’s obedient to the Bible, and that is best for us as human beings since it truly honors men and women because it honours both their equality and their differences — their equal value to God and their differences in roles. …

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Conspiracy theory or conspiracy fact?

Many people scoff at conspiracy theorists, and with the variety of nutters this fallen world contains there is much to scoff at in many conspiracy theories. But the Bible says conspiracies really do exist. Here is one passage from the Old Testament. Jeremiah 11:9-14 Again the LORD said to me, “A conspiracy exists among the men of Judah …

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Because the church mishandles abuse, the name of God is blasphemed among unbelievers

[August 29, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] Many people who boast in the Bible dishonour God by breaking Biblical precepts left, right and centre. But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law …

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Widows, Orphans, and the Oppressed: The Lord’s Priority. So step up to the plate, leaders!

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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“Clueless” by David Cox

I reckon I will never forget how I found Megan (now my lovely wife) and her children (now my sweet children, too) about a year ago when I went to Nebraska to fetch them. The year prior, Megan had fled an abusive husband who managed to suck all the hope, health, esteem, life and peace out of her life and the lives of …

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