It’s the Same Old Tactic – Keep the Bible from the People

Psa 119:105-111 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (106) I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules. (107) I am severely afflicted; give me life, O LORD,...

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Twisted Notions of “Martyrdom” Keep Victims in Bondage

Abusers who use Christianity as their facade of choice quite often press the martyrdom/suffering-for-Jesus card upon their target victim, with the goal of keeping the victim in their evil grip. As I have seen this wickedness in action, it seems...

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The Vapory Ether of Deception

2 Corinthians 4:2-4, “But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of...

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Maybe my Abuser is an addict – isn’t sin an addiction?

1Co 6:9-11 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, (10) nor thieves, nor the greedy,...

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Cool Academia has a Place – but not always

I have been thinking a lot lately about how we are often pressured, especially in the world of theology and writing and blogging, to maintain a cool professionalism that never gets torqued.  A polite respectability if you will that leaves...

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Being Abused Does not Give us the Right to be Mean

Eph 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Abusers are evil. Abuse is evil. Wicked. It is cruel and those who exercise it are going to be objects of God's wrath....

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A Thought for Today from Jeremiah 5

I am just going to quote a Scripture here.  This passage pretty well nails the scenario in our churches today that most all of us have experienced and which we are trying to expose.  I like the Lord’s promise of...

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Getting “Gossip” Wrong Enables the Wicked

I received a copy of a small book written by Pastor Marc J. Grimaldi entitled Gossip: The Church Killer. It included a letter from Pastor Grimaldi which indicated he had sent out a copy of his book to pastors such...

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