Ok, popping in here for a quickie post for discussion. Notice this dude is a Master's Seminary Alum. This does not surprise me with the kind of pompous attitudes I have witnessed and encountered from John MacArthur's camp. Case in point, Bill Shannon reached out to me during my lawsuit case. I'll never forget how… Continue reading How Pastor Steve Swartz uses Scripture to Elevate His Position as Pastor and His Response to an Abusive Marriage #Blech
Is J.D. opening up his home if Beth Moore is in the area and needs a place to stay, or is he opening the pulpit to her?
There's nothing wrong with having babies and sex, but to reduce women to only those functions is devaluing and depersonalizing women. Women were given gifts by God to be used for His glory.
John MacArthur on his schools' accreditation probation status: "What had happened in the three days is a rather orchestrated attack, if not by any human source, certainly by Satan himself. There was an attack directly on me, and it came in all kinds of forms."
"The fact that an outside governmental agency objectively documented and determined that MacArthur’s leadership does not even meet the moral and ethical standards of the world, deems him unqualified to remain at the helm."
"In 2015 The Department of Education cited The Master's University for violating compliance regulations around several areas, including the Clery Act and VAWA for calendar year 2012. TMU was fined $29,000 in 2017 for its non-compliance."
John MacArthur, Pastor at Grace Community Church and President of The Master's University, recently announced that he is stepping down as President of The Master's University (TMU). This will be an 18-month transition.
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Tedd Tripp, Tom Chantry, Failure to Report, Mandatory Reporter, Spanking, Shepherding a Child's Heart *** *** In the late 1990s, I attended a parenting seminar by Tedd Tripp. It may or may not be significant to note that the seminar was held at a Sovereign Grace Ministries church in Chesapeake, Virginia. Shepherding a Child's Heart… Continue reading Tedd Tripp and Tom Chantry: Shepherding a Child’s Heart … or Not
*** Who is Fred Butler? I saw this tweet the other day. Long-time blog readers will recognize the name, Fred Butler, an employee of Grace to You, the radio ministry of Pastor John MacArthur. Butler's tweet references another tweet from the @9Marks Twitter account which quotes from an article recently posted on their site.… Continue reading Fred Butler, #MeToo and the Worldly Culture
Spiritual abuse, sex abuse, patriarchy, domestic violence, Sovereign Grace, Desiring God, CJ Mahaney, John Piper, Mental Health *** *** Part of recovery from abusive churches is coming to grips with what you were taught and how it affected you. Sometimes, and very appropriately, the ability to see this clearly results in anger. Jennifer Michelle posted… Continue reading Personal Story: What Did the Church Teach You about Yourself?
Gospel-Centered Movement, TGC, YRR, Calvinists, Jared Wilson *** Over at The Gospel Coalition website, Jared Wilson has published the Top 125 Influences of the Gospel-Centered Movement. Now, I admit at first, I had assumed that he was talking about all influential Christians. As I read more of his intro, I saw that he was really… Continue reading Will Those in the Real Gospel-Centered Churches Please Stand?
Jane's story, The Master's University, rape, Eric Davis, John MacArthur, #DoYouSeeUs *** *** Eric Davis, pastor of Cornerstone Church in Jackson Hole, WY, posted an article at Cripplegate.com, “Do You See Me?”: A Partial Response, in response to the account of "Jane," an alleged rape victim whose sexual assault, kidnapping, and drugging was reportedly mishandled… Continue reading Response to Pastor Eric Davis’ Article on “Do You See Me?” #DoYouSeeUs
The Master's University, The Master's Seminary, Grace Community Church, John MacArthur, Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse, Jane's Story, #DoYouSeeUs *** Introducing the Account of Master's University Student "Jane" Being Raped Earlier this week (September 18), blogger Marci Preheim shared the story of Jane (pseudonym), a Master's University student who was drugged, then raped. The horrific story… Continue reading Jane’s Account of Rape, Response of Master’s University to Her Claims, and a Breaking Development Confirming Details #DoYouSeeUs
The Power of a Transformed Wife, Lori Alexander, Keeper of Home, Stay-at-home-Mothers, Working Mothers -by Kathi This is a book review series of The Power of a Transformed Wife by Lori Alexander. If you are just joining us, you may click on previous chapter reviews if you'd like to catch up. Introduction & Chapter 1 … Continue reading Book Review Series – Lori Alexander’s “The Power of a Transformed Wife” – When Proverbs 31 Becomes a To Do List
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
Church membership, church discipline, Pastor Eric Davis, Cornerstone Church *** Church Member Responsibility and Church Discipline According to the Cornerstone Church By-laws -by Kathi I recently wrote about how Julie Anne and I dared to comment on an article at The Cripplegate which subsequently caused our comments to be deleted and comments to be closed.… Continue reading Church Member Responsibility and Church Discipline at Pastor Eric Davis’ Church
How to help a family member or friend leave a high-controlling church group or cult: spiritual abuse, trapped, thought reform, mind control, freedom “Mind control is the process by which individual or collective freedom of choice and action is compromised by agents or agencies that modify or distort perception, motivation, affect, cognition and/or behavioral… Continue reading Help! My Family Member or Close Friend is Trapped in a High-Controlling Church or Cult. How Can I Encourage Them to Leave?
Phil Johnson, C.J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Ministries Sex Abuse Case, Together for the Gospel, #T4G2016, Survivor Blogs Phil Johnson, John MacArthur's right-hand man has issued a public statement on his Facebook page regarding CJ Mahaney, the Together for the Gospel 2016 conference, and survivor blogs. As usual, we don't see much concern for the… Continue reading Phil Johnson: ‘Some thoughts on CJ, T4G, and “survivor blogs.”’
Complementarian CBMW Owen Strachan, John MacArthur, John Piper, Grant Castleberry, Albert Mohler, Gavin Peacock The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood is holding their conference, "The Beauty of Complementarity" in Complementarity Capital of the World, Louisville. The nice thing about live tweeting is that I don't have to research, it's coming hot off the… Continue reading Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 2016 Conference #CBMW16 Live Tweets and Complementarianism Cool-Aid
Shepherds' Conference, J.D. Hall, Women, Church #ShepCon #ShepCon2016, John Mac Arthur, Pulpit and Pen, Bunker *** This week quite a few pastors and men have been at the Shepherds' Conference at John Mac Arthur's digs in California. Traditionally, women are not allowed to attend, yet evidently, women did attend at least one day per Pastor J.D.… Continue reading Jordan “J.D.” Hall Grumps about Women Who Shouldn’t Attend Shepherds’ Conference