ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, C.J. Mahaney, Clergy Misconduct, Clergy Sex Abuse, Disturbing Trends, Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence and Churches, Doug Wilson, Dr. Albert Mohler, Failure to Report Crimes, John MacArthur, John Piper, Justin Taylor, Mandatory Reporting, Mark Dever, Mark Driscoll, Owen Strachan, Phil Johnson, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Spiritual Abuse, The Gospel Coalition, Tullian Tchividjian, Voddie Baucham

Will Those in the Real Gospel-Centered Churches Please Stand?

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?

Book Review Series, Christian Marriage, Debi Pearl, Doctrine as Idol, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Gender Roles, Lori Alexander, Marriage, Michael Pearl, The Transformed Wife, Uncategorized, Voddie Baucham, Working Women

Book Review Series: “The Power of a Transformed Wife” – Lori Reveals Her Mindset

Lori Alexander, The Power of a Transformed Wife, Book Review, Gender Roles -by Kathi We have critiqued Lori Alexander's blog posts as well as some of her commentors here at SSB. Now is the time to dive into her published book, The Power of a Transformed Wife (Publisher: Turning Page Books, September 30, 2016). I… Continue reading Book Review Series: “The Power of a Transformed Wife” – Lori Reveals Her Mindset

Calvinism, Doctrine as Idol, Kevin DeYoung, Uncategorized, Voddie Baucham

So, We’re Collecting Money for a New Documentary to Promote a Specific Doctrine?

*** A blog reader alerted me to a kickstarter, or fundraising effort. Les Lanphere created the kickstarter to raise money for a new documentary on Calvinism called, Calvinist. Les Lanphere describes himself as, "a film maker who has worked in a variety of areas in production and post production on films like Transformers 3, The Smurfs,… Continue reading So, We’re Collecting Money for a New Documentary to Promote a Specific Doctrine?

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

Misuse of Scripture, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Bullies, Street Evangelism, The Gospel Coalition, Tony Miano, Voddie Baucham

Disagreeing with Someone’s Opinion Makes You Like Satan?

It really is okay for you to have a differing opinion with a Christian leader! *** There is so much tension in the media regarding the Ferguson fiasco. I wish everyone could just hold up a "free hugs" sign like this young 12-yr old in Portland and it would all get better: *** *** Sometimes pastors… Continue reading Disagreeing with Someone’s Opinion Makes You Like Satan?

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 Governance or Policy Issues, Doctrine as Idol, Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Homeschool Movement, Kevin Swanson, Scott Brown, Spiritual Bullies, Voddie Baucham

The Family-Integrated Church Movement is Getting Some Much-Needed Heat from Critics

*** The Family-Integrated Church movement is getting some heat by critic, Pastor Shawn Mathis. Pastor Kevin Swanson is forced to make a choice: OPC or National Center for Family-Integrated Churches (NCFIC) *** by Julie Anne The National Center for Family-Integrated Churches NCFIC began as an off-shoot from the Doug Phillips' now defunct "ministry," Vision Forum (I cannot… Continue reading The Family-Integrated Church Movement is Getting Some Much-Needed Heat from Critics

Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Homeschool Movement, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Spiritual Abuse, Vision Forum, Voddie Baucham

Compelling Evidence that Vision Forum Inc. is Closing, Liquidating and Doug Phillips “Show” of Repentance Revealed

*      *      * There is now overwhelming evidence that the for-profit arm of Vision Forum is indeed closing at the end of the year.  Also, there are public statements alluding Doug Phillips' public statement of repentance was not genuine. *     *     * To save some time, I… Continue reading Compelling Evidence that Vision Forum Inc. is Closing, Liquidating and Doug Phillips “Show” of Repentance Revealed

John Piper, Parenting, Voddie Baucham

John Piper and Voddie Baucham: Bad Parenting Advice That’s Worse Than Bad Parenting

*** Last week, Tim Fall of Tim's Blog - Just One Train Wreck After Another, and I connected about the possibility of a guest post and when he shared the content, there was a resounding "YES, please!!" from me.  There's a lot of parenting advice out there, some of which can be harmful to our… Continue reading John Piper and Voddie Baucham: Bad Parenting Advice That’s Worse Than Bad Parenting

Calvinism, Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Family Integrated Churches, Full-Quiver, Homeschool Movement, It's All About the Image, Mike Farris, No-Talk Rule, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Patrick Henry College, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Shunning, Spiritual Abuse, Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement, Vision Forum, Voddie Baucham, Women and the Church

Doug Phillips: His Power and Control Using “Godly” Patriarchy

*     *     * Doug Phillips was a powerful man.  He used "godly" power and control to silence, to man the ship of his business, ministry, church, home, women, employees, and everything around him. *     *     * As we slowly watch the demise of the Doug Phillips empire,… Continue reading Doug Phillips: His Power and Control Using “Godly” Patriarchy

Christian Marriage, Courtship, Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Emotional Responses, Family Integrated Churches, God's Design for the Family, Homeschool Movement, Legalism, Marriage, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Spiritual Abuse, Vision Forum, Voddie Baucham, Women and the Church

Doug Phillips: Repentance and Restoration – Is it Possible?

*     *     * Articles continue to be written about fallen pastor and Christian ministry leader and pastor, Doug Phillips, who resigned from the non-profit arm of Vision Forum Ministries and from his public speaking engagements.   But what is next?  What does repentance and restoration look like?  Can or should he assume… Continue reading Doug Phillips: Repentance and Restoration – Is it Possible?

Christian Marriage, Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Family Integrated Churches, God's Design for the Family, Homeschool Movement, Kevin Swanson, Marriage, Marriages Damaged-Destroyed by Sp. Ab., Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Shunning, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Bullies, Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement, Vision Forum, Voddie Baucham, Women and the Church

Doug Phillips: Question about Pastoral Position, Timeline of Events, and Understanding True Repentance

*      *      * Doug Phillips:  a timeline of events, understanding true repentance and question about Phillips' teaching elder position at Boerne Christian Assembly *     *     * “Over the years, my sensitivity to these problems has only heightened, until several years ago, I set about to align with… Continue reading Doug Phillips: Question about Pastoral Position, Timeline of Events, and Understanding True Repentance

Courtship, Disturbing Trends, Domestic Violence and Churches, Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Feminist Agenda, God's Design for the Family, Homeschool Movement, Marriages Damaged-Destroyed by Sp. Ab., Modesty and Purity Teachings, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement, Voddie Baucham, Women and the Church

Are Daughters the Biggest Threat to the Christian Patriarchy Movement and Reconstructionism?

*     *     * Whether they say it publicly or not, I believe that Christian leaders in the Reconstructionist and Homeschool Movements view adult daughters to be the biggest threat to their agenda in furthering their ideologies. *     *     * In this video trailer of The Return of… Continue reading Are Daughters the Biggest Threat to the Christian Patriarchy Movement and Reconstructionism?

BGBC Google Reviews, BGBC Lawsuit, BGBCSurvivors Imposter Blog, Christian Love, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Disturbing Trends, Doctrine as Idol, Fred Butler, It's All About the Image, JULIE ANNE'S CASE, Leaving the Church, Legalism, Misuse of Scripture, Narcissistic Pastors, Shunning, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Bullies, Street Evangelism, Voddie Baucham, WhoWouldJesusSue?

Beaverton Grace Bible Church and Pastor Chuck O’Neal – A Year after They Lost the Defamation Lawsuit

*     *     * But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:  For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blpasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,  unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,  having a… Continue reading Beaverton Grace Bible Church and Pastor Chuck O’Neal – A Year after They Lost the Defamation Lawsuit

Divorce, Domestic Violence and Churches, John Piper, Russell Moore, Voddie Baucham

Divorce Dilemmas in the Church

*     *     * I read this excerpt by Dr. Russell Moore recently.  He was asked what to do if someone is in a miserable marriage: Does God want you to be miserable? Long-term, no. And that’s why God has designed marriage as a life-long covenant signaling the gospel of Jesus Christ.… Continue reading Divorce Dilemmas in the Church

Courtship, Family Integrated Churches, Full-Quiver, Homeschool Movement, Modesty and Purity Teachings, Parenting, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Voddie Baucham

Voddie Baucham: Prescription for Spanking and the Shy Child

*     *     * One of the traps that we got ourselves caught in was looking to religious leaders for guidance on how to raise our children.  It's ok to seek guidance, but we didn't always check what we learned with scripture.  We read a lot of books and went to parenting… Continue reading Voddie Baucham: Prescription for Spanking and the Shy Child