SSB Sunday Gathering

SSB Sunday Gathering – April 28, 2019

Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format. -by Kathi *** Scripture is taken from the Book of Common Prayer, Readings for Easter Season, Year 1 and may be found here. Psalm 113 Praise the Lord. I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the council of the… Continue reading SSB Sunday Gathering – April 28, 2019

Addressing Abuse, child abuse, Desiring God, Parenting, Sovereign Grace Ministries, Spiritual Abuse

When Desiring God Misses an Opportunity to Address Child Abuse

Why would a caring mother tell a wounded child that they are no better than the one who caused the harm? This tells the child that they played a role in the harm done to them. It also implies that the harm done to the child is insignificant due to the equal status as a sinner.

Bill Hybels, child abuse, Clergy Misconduct, Clergy Sex Abuse, James Dobson, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Willow Creek Church/Willow Creek Association

Book Review – “Christians in a Sex-Crazed Culture” by Bill Hybels – Part 2 – Bill’s Problem with Porn

[James] Dobson tells Hybels to "get educated firsthand" about pornography? Does Dobson actually mean to say, "Bill [Hybels], get yourself some porn?" There is the implication behind the instruction. So, what does Bill do?

Bill Hybels, Book Review Series, Christian Marriage, Clergy Misconduct, Clergy Sex Abuse, Marriage, Narcissistic Pastors, Willow Creek Church/Willow Creek Association

Book Review – “Christians in A Sex-Crazed Culture” by Bill Hybels – Part 1 – Identifying the One Who is Sex Crazed

During a later anniversary celebration Bill and Lynne [Hybels] stayed in a hotel room described as: "Socially, it was positively scandalous; morally, it was absolutely decadent; theologically, it was totally depraved."

Biblical Manhood, Christian Marriage, Complementarianism, Desiring God, Doctrine as Idol, Gender Roles, John Piper, Marriage, Women and the Church

Greg Morse Thinks We All Misunderstood

"Some women of the world tempt our daughters to see the cultivation of the home as a career failure, motherhood as a backup plan, and submission to a husband as unquestionably intolerable."

Book Review Series, Christian Marriage, Complementarianism, Doctrine as Idol, Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence and Churches, Gender Roles, Marriage, Martha Peace, Spiritual Abuse

Book Review Series – “The Excellent Wife” by Martha Peace – Chapter Five: Wives, if You Experience Abuse, Acknowledge Your Sin

"A wife who is a victim of abuse should not be forced to think about how her "sinful actions" contributed to abuse. This constant reminder of sin can keep a victim trapped in an abusive marriage longer than she should be."

SSB Sunday Gathering

SSB Sunday Gathering – March 24, 2019

Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format. Photo credit: Kathi -by Kathi *** Scripture is taken from the Book of Common Prayer, Readings for Lent, Year 1 and may be found here. Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.… Continue reading SSB Sunday Gathering – March 24, 2019

SSB Sunday Gathering

SSB Sunday Gathering – March 17, 2019

Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format. -by Kathi *** Scripture is taken from the Book of Common Prayer, Readings for Lent, Year 1 and may be found here. Psalm 29 Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the… Continue reading SSB Sunday Gathering – March 17, 2019

Complementarianism, Desiring God, Doctrine as Idol, Feminist Agenda, Gender Roles, John Piper

Greg Morse at Desiring God Laments Strong Women

To end, I would like to suggest to Mr. Morse that he stop using language such as "our women" and "their women" in his writing. Women are not property of men.

Book Review Series, Christian Marriage, Domestic Violence, Gender Roles, Marriage, Marriages Damaged-Destroyed by Sp. Ab., Martha Peace, Spiritual Abuse

Book Review Series – “The Excellent Wife” by Martha Peace – Chapter 4: Doing Your Minimal Duty to God

"You may be thinking, "I'm willing to work at having a close relationship with my husband, but he is not." If he is unwilling to communicate or is cruel and yet you respond in a godly manner, you will be suffering for righteousness sake and God will meet your needs." ~Martha Peace

SSB Sunday Gathering

SSB Sunday Gathering – March 10, 2019

Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format. -by Kathi *** Scripture is taken from the Book of Common Prayer, Readings for Lent, Year 1 and may be found here. Psalm 115 Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my… Continue reading SSB Sunday Gathering – March 10, 2019

ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH

SSB Sunday Gathering – March 3, 2019

Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format. -by Kathi *** Scripture is taken from the Book of Common Prayer, Readings for Epiphany and Ordinary Time Until Lent, Year 1 and may be found here. Psalm 115 Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory,… Continue reading SSB Sunday Gathering – March 3, 2019

Book Review Series, Christian Marriage, Doctrine as Idol, Marriage, Marriages Damaged-Destroyed by Sp. Ab., Martha Peace, Women and the Church

Book Review Series – “The Excellent Wife” by Martha Peace – Chapter 3: For the Love of Sin

It's easy to tell a wife to forgive her abusing husband if the underlying sentiment is that all sin, and all are to forgive just as Christ forgave.

SSB Sunday Gathering

SSB Sunday Gathering – February 24, 2019

Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format. -by Kathi *** Scripture is taken from the Book of Common Prayer, Readings for Epiphany and Ordinary Time Until Lent, Year 1 and may be found here. Psalm 145 I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever… Continue reading SSB Sunday Gathering – February 24, 2019

Clergy Misconduct, Clergy Sex Abuse, Failure to Report Crimes, Mandatory Reporting, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Spiritual Authority, The Gospel Coalition

The Gospel Coalition on When to Report Pastoral Sin

Given the timing of this article coming out after the Houston Chronicle's report on sex abuse within the SBC, I would hope that The Gospel Coalition would offer better advice for reporting criminal behavior by a pastor.

SSB Sunday Gathering

SSB Sunday Gathering – February 17, 2019

Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format. -by Kathi *** Scripture is taken from the Book of Common Prayer, Readings for Epiphany and Ordinary Time Until Lent, Year 1 and may be found here. Psalm 19 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day… Continue reading SSB Sunday Gathering – February 17, 2019