ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence and Churches, Grace Community Church, John MacArthur, Phil Johnson, Troubling Tweets, Women and the Church

Pastor Phil Johnson Shows His Heart toward Domestic Violence Victim

Domestic Violence, Phil Johnson, Grace Community Church, John MacArthur *** This post needs little commentary. Pastor Phil Johnson is Pastor John MacArthur's right-hand man at Grace Community Church. I am sad that a man in his position would so carelessly tweet this insensitive, uncaring tweet. I fear for women at Grace Community or any church connected… Continue reading Pastor Phil Johnson Shows His Heart toward Domestic Violence Victim

Christianity and Politics, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do

How has this election affected you as a Christian?

Christianity, Presidential Election, Evangelical Leaders Influence     How has this election affected you as a Christian? This has been the most difficult election I've ever seen in my life. As a Christian, I found it difficult to support either Republican or Democratic candidate for a variety of reasons. There were certain issues that greatly… Continue reading How has this election affected you as a Christian?

Beaverton Grace Bible Church, Chuck O'Neal, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Evangelism

Is this normal?

I've been out of commission a bit this week, having out-of-town visitors, and a quick trip to Portland for a wedding. I had to drive down Walker Road a few minutes ago to pick up my son, and drove by my old church, Beaverton Grace Bible Church. As I drove by the church, I  noticed… Continue reading Is this normal?

Beaverton Grace Bible Church, Chuck O'Neal, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Pro-Life Movement, Spiritual Bullies, Street Evangelism

Pastor Chuck O’Neal Badgers and Berates an Abortion Clinic Escort about His Manhood

Pastor Chuck O'Neal, Manhood, Street Evangelism, Abortion, Bully, Spiritual Abuse, Beaverton Grace Bible Church   Someone alerted me to the following video just yesterday. Last month, Pastor Chuck O'Neal of Beaverton Grace Bible Church went to the Lovejoy Surgicenter in Portland, Oregon. O'Neal and members from his church are frequent visitors outside the clinic "evangelizing."… Continue reading Pastor Chuck O’Neal Badgers and Berates an Abortion Clinic Escort about His Manhood

Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, J.D. Hall, Narcissistic Pastors, Phil Johnson, Spiritual Bullies, Troubling Tweets, Voddie Baucham

J.D. Hall Has Not Learned His Lesson on Twitter: Bully Behavior

JD Hall and his Bully Behavior on Twitter   It seems Jordan (JD) Hall is showing his true colors today. He got all worked up after someone appropriately gave him some corrective criticism. Apparently, from the Twitter conversation that I read, JD Hall did not clearly cite an author's works on his recent blog article .… Continue reading J.D. Hall Has Not Learned His Lesson on Twitter: Bully Behavior

ABUSE RECOVERY PROCESS-PROBLEMS, ABUSIVE FAITH & PRACTICE, Authoritative Preaching, Beaverton Grace Bible Church, Chuck O'Neal, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Doctrine as Idol, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Julie Anne's Personal Stories, Leaving the Church, Legalism, Meetings with the Pastor, Misuse of Scripture, Narcissistic Pastors, Personal Stories, Spiritual Bullies, SURVIVOR STORIES

Spiritual Abuse: What Was the Last Straw That Caused You to Leave Your Abusive Church?

Spiritual Abuse - What finally made you realize you had to leave your church? *** *** I had already told my husband that I had to leave BGBC, with or without him, but I was hoping that he would come to the same conclusion without my influence. That finally happened after our close friend who was… Continue reading Spiritual Abuse: What Was the Last Straw That Caused You to Leave Your Abusive Church?

Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do

What is it like for a single woman over 50 at church? “Rejection is a deep wound.”

Single women, church, rejection, alone, SINK   A comment from "Love" came in on an older post and I didn't want it to get lost in the shuffle. This woman's voice probably represents many women who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. I wonder if I am the only Christian single, childless, 50-something, woman in the… Continue reading What is it like for a single woman over 50 at church? “Rejection is a deep wound.”

Council for Bibl. Manhood & Womanhood, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Gender Roles, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Troubling Tweets, Women and the Church

CBMW’s Gavin Peacock Claims Eve Was Trying to be King and Lost True Womanhood

Gavin Peacock works with Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) and is the Director for International Outreach.  I forgot I had saved this screenshot from a couple of months ago.  This is what CBMW is all about:

Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Doug Wilson, Failure to Report Crimes, Mandatory Reporting, Narcissistic Pastors, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Spiritual Bullies

Pastor Doug Wilson Accuses Sex Abuse Victim’s Father of Dereliction of Duty as Father – The Jamin Wight Pedophile Case

*** Natalie Rose Greenfield, Pastor Doug Wilson, Christ Church, Pedophile Jamin Wight Sex Abuse Case* ** *** Natalie Rose Greenfield has given me permission to repost her article which follows the background information below. Natalie is the victim of sexual abuse by Jamin Wight, both whom attended Pastor Doug Wilson's church, Christ Church, in Moscow,… Continue reading Pastor Doug Wilson Accuses Sex Abuse Victim’s Father of Dereliction of Duty as Father – The Jamin Wight Pedophile Case

Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Disturbing Trends, Divorce, It's All About the Image, Narcissistic Pastors, Tullian Tchividjian

Concerns about Tullian Tchividjian’s Ministry Comeback as Director of Ministry Development at Willow Creek Church

** Tullian Tchividjian has a new pastor, Kevin Labby at Willow Creek Church, and a new job there as Director of Ministry Development only weeks after stripped of minister credentials   Tullian Tchividjian has a new job at Willow Creek Church. While some are applauding this new development, many are not. Here is his new job listing… Continue reading Concerns about Tullian Tchividjian’s Ministry Comeback as Director of Ministry Development at Willow Creek Church

BGBC Lawsuit, Chuck O'Neal, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Persecution, Street Evangelism

Pastor Chuck O’Neal Who Sued 5 Former Church Members for $500,000 for Defamation Claims His First Amendment Rights are Violated When Police Officer Asks Him to Move to Side of Road to Preach

*** Pastor Chuck O'Neal claims Portland-area police officer is threatening his First Amendment Rights. This is the same pastor who sued 4 former church members  $500,000 for speaking out publicly against him. *** *** This is rich. Pastor Chuck O'Neal of Beaverton Grace Bible Church, the very same pastor who sued me and four former church… Continue reading Pastor Chuck O’Neal Who Sued 5 Former Church Members for $500,000 for Defamation Claims His First Amendment Rights are Violated When Police Officer Asks Him to Move to Side of Road to Preach

Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Disturbing Trends, Shunning, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Bullies

Pastor David McGee Publicly Names and Excommunicates Four Church Members via His Facebook Page

*** Pastor David McGee of The Bridge Church publicly excommunicated or disfellowshipped four members via his Facebook page. *** *** On Thursday, Pastor David McGee of The Bridge Fellowship in Kernersville, North Carolina, posted a comment on his Facebook account publicly naming and "disfollowshipping" four church members. I repeat - this was done PUBLICLY on… Continue reading Pastor David McGee Publicly Names and Excommunicates Four Church Members via His Facebook Page

Biblical Counseling, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Julie Anne's Personal Stories, Mental Health and the Church, Personal Stories, Spiritual Abuse, Suicide

My Personal Mental Health Story: When Christians Say Potentially Harmful Words to Someone in a Mental Health Crisis

***  Mental Health, prayer, Bible, professional counseling, harmful advice *** A friend found this quote and was very disturbed by it. When I saw it, I was equally disturbed...no, make that horrified, because it brought me back to a very difficult time in my life when it was said to me by well-meaning Christians: *** ***… Continue reading My Personal Mental Health Story: When Christians Say Potentially Harmful Words to Someone in a Mental Health Crisis

Christian Marriage, CHURCH GOVERNANCE & POLICIES, Church Governance or Policy Issues, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Divorce, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Leaving the Church, Meetings with the Pastor, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Spiritual Bullies, Women and the Church

Insidious Behavior at The Village Church Regarding a Pedophile and His Former Wife

*** Horrific story of spiritual abuse, mishandling of sex abuse, church membership, Matt Chandler, The Village Church, Jordan Root, pedophile, child pornography *** I woke up late this morning and checked my Twitter feed to find that many of my Twitter friends were shocked and appalled at the treatment of Karen Hinkley (formerly Karen Root)… Continue reading Insidious Behavior at The Village Church Regarding a Pedophile and His Former Wife

BGBC Lawsuit, BGBCSurvivors Imposter Blog, Chuck O'Neal, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Spiritual Bullies, Street Evangelism, Tony Miano, Troubling Tweets

Pastor Chuck O’Neal and Open Air Preacher Tony Miano to Speak at Jeremiah Cry Conference Hosted at Beaverton Grace Bible Church

Chuck O'Neal and Beaverton Grace Bible Church to host Jeremiah Cry Ministries "The Soul Winner" conference. O'Neal will be speaking as well as Open Air Preacher Tony Miano. What a combination:  a suing pastor and open air preacher who behaves like the "spirit of Westboro" speaking on soul winning. The conference is May 7-9, 2015 at… Continue reading Pastor Chuck O’Neal and Open Air Preacher Tony Miano to Speak at Jeremiah Cry Conference Hosted at Beaverton Grace Bible Church

Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, SMH (Shake My Head), Tithing

“That’s the Jesus I follow. I don’t know WHO Creflo Dollar is preaching about”

  Mega-church Pastor Creflo Dollar wants a $65 million jet and more fish stories defending the exorbitant expense   Mega-church Pastor Creflo Dollar has been in the news lately. Earlier this month, he sent out an appeal for 200,000 to donate $300 each so he could purchase a $65 million jet. A Creflo Dollar spokesperson said in… Continue reading “That’s the Jesus I follow. I don’t know WHO Creflo Dollar is preaching about”

Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, John Piper, Troubling Tweets

John Piper’s Tweets: Picking Apart Piper’s Peculiar Prattle

We're taking a look at some of John Piper's most recent tweets. What do they mean? ***   We're going to have a Piper Twitter fest today. I had originally planned to post only one tweet, but he's been active on both of his Twitter accounts lately: @desiring God  and @JohnPiper. *** *** Ok, let's first… Continue reading John Piper’s Tweets: Picking Apart Piper’s Peculiar Prattle

Beaverton Grace Bible Church, BGBC Lawsuit, Chuck O'Neal, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Julie Anne's Personal Stories, Media Interviews with Julie Anne, Misuse of Scripture, No-Talk Rule, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Bullies

Some Pastors Think They Get to Control the Details of Your Lives, Even the Colors of Clothes You Wear

*** Pastors who use their assumed position of authority to control personal lives. *** for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Hebrews 13:17 *** This is finals week at school, so in the interest of time, I'm going to resurrect an old post from March of… Continue reading Some Pastors Think They Get to Control the Details of Your Lives, Even the Colors of Clothes You Wear

Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Voddie Baucham

Voddie Baucham Posts an Unverified Incest Story on Facebook and Implicates the Homosexual Agenda

*** Voddie Baucham leads his Facebook readers to an unproven incest story between grandmother and grandson and blames the Homosexual Agenda  *** Watch your Christian leaders, folks. Sometimes their own agendas are so strong that they don't use their own critical thinking skills and lead their followers down a path of untruths and speculations. Voddie Baucham posted a story on… Continue reading Voddie Baucham Posts an Unverified Incest Story on Facebook and Implicates the Homosexual Agenda

Church Lingo, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Emotional Responses, Extra-Biblical Nonsense

Invitations and Altar Calls: Is it Manipulation or Evangelism?

 *** What is going on when a pastor gives an altar call or invitation? Is this appropriate? Is it manipulation?   When I was a kid, at church there was a weekly altar call with the hymn, "Just As I Am" playing and we knew that if God was working on someone's heart, they'd get out of… Continue reading Invitations and Altar Calls: Is it Manipulation or Evangelism?